Eclectic Guitarist David Lindley Performs Two Solo Concerts in Courtenay and Victoria


Renowned guitarist and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley returns to Vancouver Island in March 2018 for two solo performances, the first in Courtenay on March 23 (a presentation of Vancouver Island MusicFest), and the second in Victoria on March 24, presented by innermusica.

David Lindley is a “musician’s musician”, known as much by the sounds he created on other artists’ records as he is for his own recordings. His first band, Kaleidoscope, released four records before 1970 and is regarded by many as the first world-music rock group, opening for Cream on their final US tour in 1968. Soon after, he became a highly-sought session musician, appearing on dozens of recordings by Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, John Prine, and Bob Dylan, amongst many others. He was a regular collaborator and touring band member with Rod Stewart, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder, resulting in a number of studio and live albums punctuated by Lindley’s easily recognizable tone, sometimes subtle and refined, sometimes searing hot and spine-tingling.

In addition to his work for others, David formed and led El Rayo-X through ten years of touring through the 1980’s, prior to embarking on several duo-projects with a diverse collection of musicians, notably Henry Kaiser, Hani Naser, and Wally Ingram.

At these concerts, David Lindley will perform as a soloist, incorporating sounds and influences from six continents and his own California roots, fine-tuned over 50 years of record-making and touring.

Concert dates and ticketing information:

Date: Friday, 2018 March 23 at 8pm, doors 7:30 (presented by Vancouver Island MusicFest)
Venue: Courtenay BC – Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Avenue
Tickets: General Admission, $40 plus service charges
VIMF Box Office, 250-871-8463,

Date: Saturday, 2018 March 24 at 8pm, doors 7:30
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre Theatre, 720 Douglas Street
Tickets: All seats reserved, $39/$49 plus box office service charges
Brown Paper Tickets,

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.

Image courtesy of Dan Ward Photography

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