David Lindley
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

“consummate musician’s musician, awe-inspiring string prowess”

$25 adv / $27 door

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October 22 8:00 pm

David Lindley is not only an unparalleled guitarist whose work with Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Rod Stewart, and Warren Zevon has graced some of the finest albums of the last half century, he’s also the master of an amazing array of stringed-instruments from around the world, including Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, Irish bouzouki, and Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar. “A David Lindley performance isn't just an awe-inspiring demonstration of string prowess,” says the San Jose Mercury News. “It's a portal to far-flung realms, a magic carpet ride skittering around the globe offering vivid glimpses of Jamaica, the Mississippi Delta, Madagascar, Turkey, and Cuba.”


David grew up in southern California, started playing banjo as a teenager, and won the annual Topanga Canyon Banjo and Fiddle Contest five times as he explored the American folk music tradition. In 1971, he joined forces with Jackson Browne, serving as Jackson's most significant musical co-conspirator for more than a decade. "What he played did as much to form my music as my writing those songs,” Jackson told Rolling Stone. “This is one of the great slide players of all time.” He formed his own band, El Rayo-X, in 1981, integrating American roots music and reggae. A decade later, he went to Madagascar with Henry Kaiser and recorded six albums of indigenous Malagasy music. Since then, his musical interests have only widened and deepened, encompassing not only American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions, but also African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical influences. Tonight he brings his unique musicality and demented sense of humor to the Freight for a show like no other! 

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