DAVID LINDLEY is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who redefines the word “eclectic.” His instrument rack is packed with exotic string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, electric lap steel guitar, Weissenborn, mandolin, fiddle, saz baglama, bouzouki, and oud. Known for his 40-plus years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne and as the leader of El Rayo-X, Lindley’s singular, virtuoso, and often very funny performances mish and mash American folk, blues, and bluegrass with African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Spanish, Breton, Turkish, Armenian and Persian traditions. Lindley has contributed to recordings and performances by Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Curtis Mayfield, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Rod Stewart, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton and Ben Harper, who has credited Lindley’s slide guitar style as a major influence on his own playing. Lindley worked on the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to Werner Herzog’s Journey To The End Of The World and on many other film scores including the ’60s classic, Zabriski Point.
Adrian Legg is globally acclaimed for his unique virtuosic fingerstyle guitar playing and melodic invention. He was named “Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade” by Guitarist Magazine, and “Best Acoustic Fingerstylist” in Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ Poll for four years in a row. A genuine entertainer and storyteller, Legg regales audiences with tales from his life and travels and cogent, thought-provoking observations on a spectrum of topics. It’s all part of his dedication to making his performances a full-blooded emotional experience. Legg has released more than a dozen original recordings that, he says, are “a collision between European classicism and the American guitar.”
Simply the best acoustic guitar player I’ve ever heard.—Joe Satriani