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David Lindley with special guest, Joe Craven
|Date:||Sat, Jun 8, 2013|
|Time||7:30 PM to 10:00 PM|
|Venue:||Under the stars at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito|
"Two men, each operating varied tools from the analog music-making box. One - a prince of polyester, the other - a fashion insultant, and both - from the heavy hued/graphically complex end of it all. The music? Diverse and mischievous. The intention? Complicated. The methodology? Rehearsal is for cowards. Welcome to the world of David Lindley, with guest Joe Craven."
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.
Picture a stage that looks more like a yard sale; found objects from the natural environment as well as dumpsters, yard sales & thrift stores. Throw in string & percussion instruments from around the world – and around the house. Connect this with a dash of technology involving plugging in electric bedpans, 3 stringed thing-a-majigs and looping landscapes of sound – all created in the moment by Joe. Then toss rhythmically with some corny jokes, a little theater thickener, a pinch of audience participation and – voila! Welcome to “The Joe Show.”