England's Guitar magazine observes how Adrian Legg is "impossible to categorize as a player." True indeed. And that's largely because he defies easy categorization as a person. |
For Legg, the fulcrum and essence of his creativity is in live performance. "Playing live is the whole point," he stresses. "Everyone makes a journey, an effort; we all come together me, the audience, the people who run the venue to share this wonderful, universal, human emotional interaction. This is where music lives.
Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Legg has been hailed as "one of the wizards" of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer), "an adventurer" (Newsday) and "a genius" (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his distinguished career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer,writer and author, witty and engaging between song onstage raconteur, and an at large commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," among other gifts, pursuits and interests. Hence it's no wonder that What's Up magazine hails London-born Legg as "the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale."
The readers of the U.K.'s Guitarist magazine
voted him Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade (1984-94), and in Guitar Player's readers' poll he was named Best Acoustic Fingerstylist for four years running (1993-96). Music critics reach for the thesaurus to try to describe him. "A guitarist of astonishing virtuosity, his imagination and melodic invention seem unbounded," raves Q magazine. "To say that Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle," notes Music Week. "This man is ridiculously talented." Guitar icon Joe Satriani calls him as "simply the best acoustic guitar player I've ever heard."
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