For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
APRIL 22 ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE ICONIC GUITARIST DAVID LINDLEY
(Tuscaloosa) Iconic guitarist David Lindley will be featured on Acoustic Night on April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Acoustic Night features both established and upcoming musicians from around the country throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room.
Admission for the performance is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Tickets are available at bamatheatre.org/buytickets or at The Arts Council office with only 100 seats available. All tickets are general admission seating. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
Throughout this long and distinguished career, David Lindley has been one of the world's most in demand session musicians, lending his skills to the recorded works of Jacson Browne, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Warren Zevon, Ben Harper and many others. He is also renowned as a member of the band Kaleidoscope and leader of his own band El Rayo-X. 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.
On record and in performance, Lindley and Jackson Browne have a musical association reaching back almost 40 years. His 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, with 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. Lindley received a 2011 Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Browne for 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
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 Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.