David Lindley & Jim Lauderdale
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. 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 humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.
David 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 lead 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. '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 cd's, '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.
2011 GRAMMY Nominee for his collaboration with Jackson Browne, Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino 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
Latest CD by David Lindley and Jackson Browne, Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino, released on May 11, 2010, a 2-CD live set capturing a 2006 tour of Spain.
Featured performer with Jackson Browne's band of almost 20 years on 2010 Summer tour of Europe and the U.S.
On record and in performance, David and Jackson have a musical association reaching back almost 40 years. David's legendary stringed-instrument virtuosity has been showcased on many of Browne's albums, beginning with 1973's For Everyman, and on classics such as Late For The Sky and The Pretender (the latter two both on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time). Browne also produced Lindley's 1983 LP, the acclaimed El Rayo-X. (please see DISCOGRAPHY)
Throughout this long and distinguished career, Lindley has been one of the world's most in demand session musicians, lending his skills to the recorded works of Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Warren Zevon, Ben Harper and many others.
Renowned as a member of the band Kaleidoscope, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X. (please see DISCOGRAPHY)
In 1979, Lindley began working with long-time friend Ry Cooder on Bop Till You Drop and The Long Riders soundtrack, a musical collaboration that lasts to this day, spawning many recording projects and several world tours as an acoustic duo.
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.
"If David Lindley played just one of the stringed instruments in his arsenal, and concentrated on just one of the styles he has mastered and/or mutated, he would doubtless be considered one of the best and most original practitioners of that one thing. Instead, over the past five decades he has studied, investigated, incorporated, and become an original, prominent voice in styles spanning the globe, on so many instruments he lost count long ago. In the process, he has expanded the parameters of popular music, stylistically and instrumentally, to a degree that few, if any, can claim." - Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine, October 2006.
is a multi-talented performer and songwriter, with successes in both country and bluegrass music. His roots stem from the Carolinas, yet his career has taken him all over the United States and abroad, making him an international recording artist with an ever-growing fan base. Jim won "Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the first "Honors and Awards Show" held by the Americana Music Association in 2002. Subsequently, he has hosted this same show for the last seven years.
He is among Nashville's "A" list of songwriters, with songs recorded by artists such as: Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Solomon Burke, Mark Chesnutt, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Kathy Mattea, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton. Vince Gill, and George Strait. He also contributed several songs to the successful soundtrack of the George Strait film, "Pure Country." Not content to just write hits for the stars, he's toured with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Elvis Costello, among others.
Jim's musical influences include the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and George Jones. These influences and his unique sense of melody and lyric help forge a sound that is truly his own. He is a 2 time Grammy winner, winning his first in 2002 with Dr. Ralph Stanley for "Lost in the Lonesome Pines" (Dualtone). His next one came for his second "solo" bluegrass album, "The Bluegrass Diaries" (Yep Roc 2007) at the 50th Grammy Awards! His first CD with Dr. Stanley, "I Feel Like Singing Today" ( Dualtone/Rebel 1999) received a Grammy nomination as did his first solo bluegrass CD titled "Bluegrass"(Yep Roc) from 2006. His current release, "Patchwork River" (his second collaboration with Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter) is currently on the Americana radio charts.
As a performer his credits include production, writing and collaborating on albums such as, "Wait 'Til Spring" (SkyCrunch/Dualtone 2003) with Donna the Buffalo, and "Headed for the Hills" (Dualtone 2004) his first total project with Robert Hunter. The remainder of Jim's 18 albums include: "Planet of Love" (Reprise 1991), "Pretty Close to the Truth" (Atlantic 1994), "Every Second Counts" (Atlantic 1995), "Persimmons" (Upstart 1998), "Whisper" (BNA 1998), "Onward Through It All" (RCA 1999), "The Other Sessions" (Dualtone 2001), "The Hummingbirds" (Dualtone 2002), "Bluegrass" (Yep Roc 2006), "Country Super Hits, Volume 1? (Yep Roc 2006), "Honey Songs" (Yep Roc 2008), "Could We Get Any Closer?" (SkyCrunch 2009) and "Patchwork River" (Thirty Tigers 2010).
Jim has often been referred to as one of Nashville's "A" list songwriters. Artists that have recorded his songs range from Patty Loveless to Shelby Lynnefrom George Strait to Solomon Burke! And in spite of winning two Grammy awards he is not a "household name" as a recording artist, yet it's extremely hard to scan his vast catalog and not recognize several he has written for others. In concert you often hear folks exclaim, "I didn't know he wrote that!" Writing since he was a teenager, one of his biggest breaks came when George Strait chose 2 of his songs for the "Pure Country" soundtrack. Strait has gone on to record quite a few since then. In fact, he chose 2 for his latest album, "Twang" (which includes the Jim-composed title track!).
To prove just how versatile his songs really are, take the song, "Calico" for example. First recorded on his 1999 CD, "Onward Through It All", it has a country-bluesy type of feel to it. So many people requested this tune at his bluegrass shows that he "re-vamped" it and gave it a bluegrass twist, and included it on his most recent CD, "Could We Get Any Closer?"
Also in heavy demand as a co-writer, he has written with such legends as Harlan Howard, Robert Hunter, and Melba Montgomery to name a few. He can write bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel and include them all on the same CD.
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Have you ever listened to a song and thought you recognized a voice in the background? It's highly possible that if you're an avid music buyer you may see Jim's name listed as harmony vocalist on several in your collection. Most people are familiar with his talents as a singer-songwriter, but would be quite surprised at just how many times he's added his unique voice to blend with his fellow artists. This isn't as easy as it sounds when you are accustomed to singing the lead. To quote Elvis Costello: "What's impressive about Jim Lauderdale's performance on this record (Secret, Profane and Sugarcane) is that he never draws any attention away from the story. He doesn't all of a sudden go, 'Here's Jim!' He's got loads of personality when he's singing lead, but it's quite a talent to be able to tuck in and add that tonal thing to my voice." Elvis was so impressed with Jim that he had him sing harmony vocal on every track of the afore mentioned CD , and included him as part of his 2009 tour as one of the "Sugarcanes" In fact, you'll soon hear Jim's voice on the legendary Willie Nelson's new CD, due out in Spring of 2010. Some of the people he has performed duets with include George Jones and Dr. Ralph Stanley. In addition, Jim is often sought after to participate on numerous projects such as tribute albums, collections, etc.
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