June 12, 2011

Concerts #128, 495 - David Lindley at the Little Bridges and McCabe's Guitar Shop (Late 1993/Early 1994 - February 14, 2009

It was either late 1993 or early 1994 when I first saw David Lindley solo. The concert took place in David's home town of Claremont, California, in a beautiful church-like auditorium simply known as the "Little Bridges", not to be confounded with the nearby "Bridges Auditorium", a much larger venue. As expected, he played a variety of string instruments with great virtuosity, but elected to performed lots of song that I wasn't familiar with, so as far as I was concerned, his concert never took off. He was accompanied by Jordanian percussionist Hani Nasser, with whom David has toured and recorded extensively.

Claremont's Little Bridges

Fifteen years later, I caught him again, this time at McCabe's in Santa Monica. Once again I witnessed a good performance delivered by a master of his many instruments, but somehow the whole package did not bring me to my feet.

 Stage set-up at McCabe's (January 2009)
I don't think I will be motivated enough to go to yet another David Lindley solo concert, but I will definitely welcome him as a guest at someone else's gig.

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