David Lindley plays so many stringed instruments that he often tells interviewers he’s lost count.
It’s no surprise — the multi-intrumentalist has been collecting them since the 1960s, and was once known for stockpiling cheap guitars from Sears. But his talent is undeniable.
Don’t take it from me: Check him out at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont tomorrow night.
Lindley has easily been one of the busiest session musicians of the last four decades. He carved a niche playing alongside the California circuit in the 1970s — Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and that crew. But he’s also played with international starts like Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and Ry Cooder.
He’s perhaps best known for his work with Jackson Browne: The slide solo on “Running on Empty” was Lindley’s. Lindley’s also recorded his own solo work.
If you want to hear what this guy can do, check out “Mercury Blues” off his El Rayo-X album. Or just make your way to The Turning Point tomorrow. Check out the club’s website here for more details.
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