Date:   5/11/2013

David Lindley performs Wisconsin-exclusive concert at Thrasher

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic."  Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. He'll be performing his music to a legion of fans on Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at the historic Thrasher Opera House.  Tickets are going extremely fast for this concert, so you do not want to wait too long before securing tickets to see this incredible performer in such an intimate atmosphere.

 

The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources while incorporating an incredible array of stringed instruments including, but not limited to, Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's" uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

 

In 1971, Mr. Dave joined forces with Jackson Browne, serving as Jackson's most significant musical co-conspirator until 1981. In 1979, Lindley had begun working with old friend Ry Cooder on 'Bop Till you Drop' and 'The Long Riders' sound track, a musical collaboration that lasts to this day, and has spawned many recording projects and several world tours as an acoustic duo.

 

In 1981, Lindley created his own remarkable Band El Rayo-X, which integrated American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence.Throughout this long and distinguished career, Lindley has been one of Hollywood's most in demand session musicians, lending his skills to the recorded works of Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon, and many others.

 

Over the years, Lindley has recorded or collaborated on over 70 cds!  His latest, a collaboration with Jackson Browne called Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino, a 2011 Grammy-nominated cd for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "What he played did as much to form my music as my writing those

songs...This is one of the great slide players of all time." Jackson Browne, Rolling Stone 5/27/10 

 

At his expansive and eclectic live performances, David Lindley consistently gives one of the most unique concert experiences available to adventuresome music listeners.

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort and Spa.

Tickets for this great night of comedy are only $20 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

 

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