Pete to receive the prestigious Les Paul award in January

Pete is scheduled to receive the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.  The ceremony will be held on the second day of the 2013 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Hilton on January 25.

The Les Paul award recognizes people that have made a significant impact on the world of audio production and technology, and will be presented to Pete by Les Paul's son, Russ Paul.

Michael Braunstein, Executive Director of the Les Paul Foundation, said in an official statement

Following in Les' footsteps, Pete Townshend personifies both guitar wizardry and technical prowess in both studio and live music performance. He is a true original and a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor.

Past honorees of this prestigious award include Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

Congratulations Pete!!!