Lindsey Buckingham concert review

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Fredo, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Fredo

    Fredo Synchromatic

    Jan 18, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    Well, Mr. Buckingham earned a 5/5 last night in Atlanta. The one thing I can do with a guitar is fingerpick it properly with an alternating bass and a melody on top. So naturally I look down on people who fingerpick differently (like LB) or can't fingerpick like that at all (Paul McCartney). Last night, Lindsey used his fingerpicking style to lay out a beautiful, rich tapestry of notes. It was gorgeous. Apparently he was looping a lot and I didn't f-ing catch it (alcohol) so no doubt that helped with the tapestry. I thought he might struggle with his voice. Wrong. His voice was fantastic for the whole ~80 min show. I read a review of a different show in which the crowd was so loud Lindsey had to ignore the dynamics of his song and play and sing everything loudly for the whole show. Last night was totally different. He played and sang so softly at times it was almost like a whisper. The crowd was dead silent. Fantastic. Lindsey played with no band, and used backing tracks for some of the electric numbers, all of which contributed to a very intimate show. Naturally people expect performers to tells stories in shows like that. That part didn't work too well. LB seemed a little nervous and forced telling stories. Fortunately, story-telling was kept to a minimum. Also odd was that the one number that didn't seem to work was Go Your Own Way. LB's mistake was playing it right after the epic power-ballad I'm So Afraid. The show gets five stars anyway. So in case it isn't obvious, don't miss Lindsey Buckingham.

    A question to anyone who's seen LB recently. What's the first electric number he does? Whatever that song was it was great.
  2. Fredo

    Fredo Synchromatic

    Jan 18, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    The song I couldn't identify is Come.
  3. jflintmac

    jflintmac Country Gent

    Lindsey B has always had his own technique and I have enjoyed it immensly for years. It really fits his music and I don't believe that his style is impeeded in the least, due to a lack of mainstream training. He is a pioneer. I respect that a lot.
    I haven't seen him live since Fleetwood Mac.
  4. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    IMHO, Lindsey B. is very talented. Although his finger picking may not be considered conventional, he uses it to create some very beautiful music. He is also very humble, if you have the opportunity to see any of his interviews, he frequently will refer to himself as a third rate guitar player, or a banjo picker at heart who tries to play guitar. Kind of refreshing in my book. My cousins from the U.K. grew up in the same city, and said he is very down to earth.

    It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the concert. Thanks for sharing the update.
  5. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    It's a shame he never gets a chance to say anything on the "What's Up With That?" show. Yet he keeps coming back and always forgives the host.
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