The Tidemark Theatre and Vancouver Island MusicFest proudly present David Lindley at the Tidemark Theatre on Jan. 6.

The ‘eclectic’ David Lindley comes to Vancouver Island

A Vancouver Island MusicFest presentation

David Lindley is coming to Vancouver Island for a special performance in Campbell River in the new year.

Multi-instrumentalist 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.

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. Lindley incorporates 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 humour make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

Lindley grew up in southern California, first taking up the banjo as a teenager, and subsequently winning the annual Topanga Canyon banjo and fiddle contest five times as he explored the American folk music tradition.

Between 1967 and 1971 Lindley founded and led what must now be seen as the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope. 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, producing El Rayo-X, Win This Record and Very Greasy, as well as a live e.p.

During this period he also came forth with a solo album, Mr. Dave.

Lindley and guitarist Henry Kaiser went to Madagascar for two weeks in 1991 and recorded six albums of indigenous Malagasy music (including two collaborative CDs, A World Out of Time volumes one and two on Shanachie) which proved to have a major impact on the world music scene, both for the quality of the Grammy nominated music recorded, and the fair and ethical way the Malagasy musicians were dealt with.

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.

In 1990 a chance meeting of Lindley and Jordanian born percussionist Hani Naser led to an impromptu jam and an instant decision that “we should take this on the road.”

David and Hani toured the world for the following six years. The duo recorded two self-released “official bootleg” compact discs, Live in Tokyo Playing Real Good and Live All Over the Place Playing Even Better on Pleemhead Audio.

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

The Tidemark Theatre and Vancouver Island MusicFest proudly present David Lindley at the Tidemark Theatre on Jan. 6.  Tickets are $32 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at the box office from Tuesday – Saturday between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Tickets are also available online from www.islandmusicfest.com and www.tidemarktheatre.com.

 

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