David Lindley

Wednesday, February 6

Most folks know David Lindley as one of the session musicians in 1970s Los Angeles. The guitarist—slide is his specialty—backed a long list of coked-up, smacked-out superstars, including Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Graham Nash, Warren Zevon, and Linda Ronstadt (back when she was a sexy earth mama). That basically means Lindley is on soft-rock radio nearly 24 hours a day. But the guy, like Ry Cooder and John Fahey, is also one of the modern pioneers of world-folk fusion. This is something he’s been doing since the ’60s, when he co-founded the psych-rock outfit Kaleidoscope. Oh, and another thing about Lindley: He tells a lot of jokes. In fact, he’s funnier than Bobcat. JUSTIN FARRAR

Wed., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., 2008

 
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