David Lindley Tickets for Sale

David Lindley, famous as the featured instrumentalist for his many years with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long been a champ in the idea of world music. Guitarist David Lindley is the innovator of international music who has led one of the first world music rock groups called Kaleidoscope during the '60s. He also operated with singer-songwriter Jackson Browne in 1971 and his astounding solos can be heard splitting through hits like Jackson's classic "Running on Empty". Whether rifling on his assemblage of Middle Eastern stringed axes, playing change over on his swosh steels, or perching hot through six-string riffs, David's exceptional bundle of musical endowment captures the musicians and fans all over the globe. The Multi-instrumentalist executes music that delineates the word "eclectic". Without any effort, Lindley's electro-acoustic performances unite American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with strong factors of African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy and Turkish musical origins. Lindley combines an improbable range of stringed instruments, not restricting to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, grooving on his collection of Middle Eastern stringed axes Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The shocking polyester-clad "Mr. Dave"s weird vocal imitation and crazy sense of humor make his betwixt songs a backchat highlighting the show.
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Mar 21 Wed 7:00 PM David Lindley Kirkland Performance Theater
Kirkland, WA
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Apr 28 Sat 7:30 PM David Lindley Paramount Theatre And Visual Arts Center
Saint Cloud, MN
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David Lindley was brought up in Southern California, initially learning the banjo as a teenager, and afterwards was victorious in the annual Topanga Canyon Banjo And Fiddle Contest five times as he was exploring the American folk music tradition. Lindley was the founder and lead between 1967 and 1971, what is now be seen as the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope. In 1971 "Mr. Dave" served as the most epochal musical co-conspirator of Jackson Browne, uniting with him until 1981. Lindley started his own extraordinary band El Rayo-X in 1981, which intermingled American roots music and world beat with a massive influence of reggae. He also formulated a band of the same name with Bernie Larsen (guitar), Jorge Calderon (bass), Ian Wallace (drums), and Ras "Baboo" (percussion). For the next eight years, El Rayo-X toured the world and released three albums on Electra/Asylum - El Rayo-X, Win This Record and Very Greasy and a live E.P. He also came forth with a solo album, Mr. Dave during this period . Lindley has exhibited his instrumental prowess on the recorded works of Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon and many others throughout his long-lived and eminent career.

In 1991, Lindley flew with the audacious guitarist and conceiver Henry Kaiser to Antanarivo, Madagascar, that resulted in a long-lasting collaboration settled on a series of field recordings. This visit resulted in conceding six albums of Malagasy music, adding an award winning two-volume set A World Out of Time. Lindley's Alladin show was a backward glance of over 40 years of playing by America's exquisite players of stringed instruments. The righteousness of his performance and his offbeat humor exemplifies that he is a giant in American music and entertainment.
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