Having a ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ with passionate Paul McCartney lead guitarist Laurence Juber

Laurence Juber, a finger-style acoustic guitar titan, shoots the breeze on jamming with Paul McCartney and Wings, Elvis Presley’s Sun Records tenure, being influenced by the Beatles and Telecaster-driven instrumentalists the Shadows, playing Kermit the Frog’s banjo licks in various Muppet films, why he became an American citizen, and the onstage mishap that nearly scuttled “Wonderful Christmastime’s” live debut. Clockwise from top center: Season’s greetings from the mischievous Wings lead guitarist, drummer Steve Holley, rhythm guitarist Denny Laine, keyboardist Linda McCartney, and bassist-lead singer Paul McCartney, Christmas 1979. Image Credit: Beatles Magazine / MPL Communications

Paul McCartney’s former lead guitarist Laurence Juber dropped his debut Christmas album, the solo acoustic finger style-laced Winter Guitar, in 1997. Fast forward nineteen years later, and the multi-hyphenate artist embellished his musical presentation with a jazz bassist and drummer for the 11-track acoustic instrumental set…