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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Aquinnah Records artist: Arlen Roth - Slide Guitar Summit - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Slide Guitar Summit, from Arlen Roth and it definitely lives up to all the pre hype. Roth, well known for his own guitar styling, especially on the tele with the likes of Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton, has put together a group of the best known slide players on the planet for a full blown celebration of all things slide. Opening with Do What's Right, Roth teams up with Jack Pearson on vocal and slide guitar as well as Tom Hambridge on drums and backing vocal and Tommy MacDonald for a country two step rocker. This track moves along nicely with lead and harmonic sliding... a terrific opener. Robert Johnson's Dust My Broom is next featuring Lee Roy Parnell on vocal and slide and adding Kevin McKendree on piano. With the feel of Elmore James and a nice thick slide texture, this track is hot. McKendree adds significantly to the mix with hot piano riffs. Much like a live recording, Parnell and Roth take turns on lead slide making for a hot track. Clarinetist Acker Bilk wrote this next track, Stranger On The Shore, and performed it on clarinet in the early 60's. It has since been performed by a number of artists including the Beatles but none quite as sensuously as this take by Cindy Cashdollar on lap steel with just a touch of Hawaiian flare. Beautiful. Sonny Skies features Sonny Landreth and Roth joined only by Eddie Denise on upright bass. A jazzy track with Roth's signature sound, this is a great showcase for tow of today's masters to team up and show how it's done. Jackie Breston's Rocket 88's features Johnny Winter on slide (his last session) along with Roth on slide and lead vocal. Scott Spray and Tyger MacNeal join on bass and drums respectively. A bright toe tapper, the two guys blend nicely and Roth pulls out some of his trademark riffs making this a particularly cool track. Lowell George's Dixie Chicken gets the full Little Feat treatment with Tommy MacDonald on bass, Kevin MacKendree on piano, Hambridge on percussion. Leroy Parnell takes the lead vocal and shares slide with Roth. I don't know about my readers, but there are a few places that you need to tread lightly and Lowell George territory is one of them. I think that these guys did a great job of paying tribute and MacKendree really did a nice job on Bill Payne's work as well. Excellent! Jimmy Ninino brings the first delta style acoustic track with only he and Roth and their guitars on Poor Boy Blues. Possibly my favorite track on the release. Following with Laura Nyro's And When I Die made popular by Blood, Sweat and Tears again only Vivino and Roth on acoustics. Keeping it simple and playing it pure country blues style gives it a new life. Jimmie Rodgers' Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia features Roth on lead vocals and Greg Martin joining him on slide. McKendree takes a real nice piano bar on the track but the release is about sliding and in country 2 step style, the boys do bring it! Paradise Blues is a simple quiet guitar ballad with nice Les Paul like harmonics and Hawaiian style blending. Rick Vito and Roth blend their guitar vocals nicely for a really pretty instrumental track. Cindy Cashdollar is back on lap steel again on Steel Guitar Rag and Roth this makes two. A simple instrumental track with just a twist of country styling shows the chops of these two guitar super stars. Smokey Robinson's ballad, You Really Got A Hold On Me is delivered nicely with Roth and Vito playing the lead and harmony on slide with no vocals. This is a great track and these guys give it new life in this instrumental form. Roy Byrd's Her Mind Is Gone features the incredible David Lindley on lead vocal and lap steel, joined by Roth on lap steel. Everyone knows that Lindley is one of the best guitar players on the planet and especially creative on lap steel. This is a great little blues addition from the masters, jamming together in one of the tightest acoustic blues jams in a while. Wrapping the release is Roth and Greg Martin on Amazing Grace with Hambridge and Tommy MacDonald. Nicely done and heartfelt it is a really clean and creative ending to a long awaited tribute to slide guitar featuring today's modern masters. Very nicely done.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Arlen Roth Gets His Mojo Workin' On New Album Deal with King Mojo/Garage Door Records, Due Out April 14; Acclaimed Guitarist Convenes a "Slide Guitar Summit" on Latest CD


Arlen Roth Gets His Mojo Workin’ On New Album Deal with King Mojo/Garage Door Records, Due Out April 14

Acclaimed Guitarist Convenes a Slide Guitar Summit on Latest CD, with Special Guests Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, David Lindley, Rick Vito, Jimmy Vivino, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, Cindy Cashdollar and Greg Martin,
Produced by Tom Hambridge


RIDGEFIELD, CT - Guitarist Arlen Roth announces that his new CD, Slide Guitar Summit, which teams the acclaimed musician with fellow slide guitar greats Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, David Lindley, Rick Vito, Jimmy Vivino, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, Cindy Cashdollar and Greg Martin, will be released April 14 under the terms of a new deal signed with King Mojo/Garage Door Records, distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution. Slide Guitar Summit was produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge, and recorded at studios in New York, Nashville and Connecticut.
Called “The Master of the Telecaster,” Arlen Roth recently celebrated the upcoming release of Slide Guitar Summit with a special show at the City Winery in Nashville, where he was joined onstage by album participants Rick Vito, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell and Greg Martin for an amazing night of music. Fans that night were also treated to an advance screening of the one-hour film, Glass, Brass and Steel: The Making of Arlen Roth's Slide Guitar Summit Album.

“This Slide Guitar Summit album was a longtime dream come true for me,” recalls Arlen Roth about the recording sessions. “It's like a group of old friends getting together for a great time that is rooted in our serious and mutual love for what we do.”

Recording with the late Johnny Winter was also special for Roth, since it turned out be Winter’s last session before he passed away in 2014. “Getting to work with the legendary Johnny Winter was such an incredible feeling, and it got the album totally off on the right foot,” says Roth. “It was hard to believe that I was sitting there playing ‘Rocket 88’ with him, when I could remember being 16 years old and watching Johnny from the very front at Woodstock in 1969....this album is of course, dedicated to this slide and blues guitar master who always served to inspire us all.”

Roth has fond memories of all the tracking sessions. “Each player brought something unique to this project and the interaction between me and them is what I was looking for in making each track truly unique” he says. “And Tom Hambridge and I go way back together as musicians and as friends, so I was really happy to be able to see this great producer lend his magic touch to this project. I also loved how so many of the artists came in with some very strong choices for the songs for us to do, and how we got to pay tribute to many of the great slide players before us such as Lowell George, Elmore James and Duane Allman. I suppose the thing about this album that intrigues me the most is how with the common thread of slide guitar we were all able to touch upon so many styles, emotions, traditions and also break new ground at the same time!”

Guitar legend Arlen Roth is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, and during the course of his 45-year-career has toured the world and recorded with an amazing list of artists, including Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, Eric Andersen, Dusty Springfield, Janis Ian and The Bee Gees, among others. His teaching and creation of the Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education all over the world, with his videos having sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. His current online lessons and blogs for Gibson.com have over 1 million followers. Arlen was also the man behind the legendary blues film, Crossroads, creating the guitar parts, directing the guitar scenes and working alongside fellow guitarist Ry Cooder and actor Ralph Macchio during the film’s production. He was voted in the “Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time” by Gibson.com and in the “Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time” by Vintage Guitar Magazine. He has eight best-selling books to his credit, and his book, Hot Guitar, is a compilation of 10 years of his wildly popular column for Guitar Player Magazine.

Roth’s first album Guitarist, won the Montreux Critics Award for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” in 1978, and his last album, All Tricked Out!, garnered four Grammy nominations. His new Slide Guitar Summit CD is similar in approach to his classic and legendary album, Toolin’ Around (1993), which featured duets with guitar greats such as Danny Gatton, Duane Eddy, Brian Setzer, Duke Robillard, Albert Lee, Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas, and which also became a film documentary. He followed up that album with Toolin’ Around Woodstock, with Levon Helm, Sonny Landreth and Bill Kirchen.
Arlen Roth continues to record and tour all over the world. His current band, The Cordobas, features Eddie Denise on bass, Shannon Ford on drums and Chris Foley on second guitar. His daughter, Lexie Roth, also sings with the band, and has become a superb recording artist, vocalist and songwriter in her own right, with many credits to her name, such as singing on the recent Les Paul tribute album (she sang "Vaya Con Dios”), plus singing the blues classic, “Night Life,” on the album with Levon Helm.

With songs that cover multiple genres of music, Slide Guitar Summit promises to reach a wide ranging audience of fans and promises to be one of the most celebrated albums of the year.

Arlen Roth is also the founder and CEO of the “International Guitar Hall of Fame and Museum,” which has been a long-time dream for him to create.

To download a hi-res color photo of Arlen Roth (photo credit: Diana), click here:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Acclaimed Guitarist Arlen Roth Convenes a "Slide Guitar Summit" on New CD, Due January 13


Acclaimed Guitarist Arlen Roth Convenes a Slide Guitar Summit on New CD, Due January 13,
with Special Guests Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, David Lindley, Rick Vito, Jimmy Vivino, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, Cindy Cashdollar and Greg Martin, Produced by Tom Hambridge

CD Release Performance with Special Guests Set for Nashville’s City Winery on January 20 to Include Screening of Film Documentary on the Making of the Album

RIDGEFIELD, CT - Guitarist Arlen Roth, the “Master of the Telecaster,” announces a January 13 release date for his new CD, Slide Guitar Summit, which teams the acclaimed musician with an incredible lineup of fellow slide guitar greats – Johnny Winter, Sonny Landreth, David Lindley, Rick Vito, Jimmy Vivino, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, Cindy Cashdollar and Greg Martin – for what promises to be one of the most celebrated albums of the new year. Produced by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge, Slide Guitar Summit was recorded at studios in New York, Nashville and Connecticut. Roth will release the new CD on his own Aquinnah Records imprint.  

Arlen Roth will celebrate the release of Slide Guitar Summit with a special CD release show at the City Winery in Nashville on Tuesday, January 20, where he’ll be joined onstage by many of the guitarists on the new album (http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/). Fans at the album show premiere will also be treated to a screening of the film documentary about the making of the album (Doors open at 5:30 PM; show time: 7:00 PM). An announcement of additional Slide Guitar Summit CD release shows in the northeast will be forthcoming. 

“This Slide Guitar Summit album was a longtime dream come true for me,” recalls Arlen Roth about the recording sessions, “and it's like a group of old friends getting together for a great time that is rooted in our serious mutual love for what we do.”

Recording with the late Johnny Winter was also special for Roth. “Getting to work with the legendary Johnny Winter was such an incredible feeling, and it got the album totally off on the right foot,” says Roth. “It was hard to believe that I was sitting there playing ‘Rocket 88’ with him, when I could remember being 16 years old and watching Johnny from the very front at Woodstock in 1969....this album is of course, dedicated to this slide and blues guitar master who always served to inspire us all.”

Roth has fond memories of all the tracking sessions. “Each player brought something unique to this project and the interaction between me and them is what I was looking for in making each track truly unique” he says. “And Tom Hambridge and I go way back together as musicians and as friends, so I was really happy to be able to see this great producer lend his magic touch to this project. I also loved how so many of the artists came in with some very strong choices for the songs for us to do, and how we got to pay tribute to many of the great slide players before us such as Lowell George, Elmore James and Duane Allman. I suppose the thing about this album that intrigues me the most is how with the common thread of slide guitar we were all able to touch upon so many styles, emotions, traditions and also break new ground at the same time!”

Guitar legend Arlen Roth is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time, and during the course of his 45-year-career has toured the world and recorded with an amazing list of artists, including Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, Eric Andersen, Dusty Springfield, Janis Ian and The Bee Gees, among others. His teaching and creation of the Hot Licks Video pioneered music and guitar education all over the world, with his videos having sold in excess of 2.5 million copies. His current online lessons and blogs for Gibson.com have over 1 million followers. Arlen was also the man behind the legendary blues film, Crossroads, creating the guitar parts, directing the guitar scenes and working alongside fellow guitarist Ry Cooder and actor Ralph Macchio during the film’s production. He was voted in the “Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time” by Gibson.com and in the “Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time” by Vintage Guitar Magazine. He has eight best-selling books to his credit, and his book, Hot Guitar, is a compilation of 10 years of his wildly popular column for Guitar Player Magazine.

Roth’s first album Guitarist, won the Montreux Critics Award for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” in 1978, and his last album, All Tricked Out!, garnered four Grammy nominations. His new Slide Guitar Summit CD is similar in approach to his classic and legendary album, Toolin’ Around (1993), which featured duets with guitar greats such as Danny Gatton, Duane Eddy, Brian Setzer, Duke Robillard, Albert Lee, Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas, and which also became a film documentary. He followed up that album with Toolin’ Around Woodstock, with Levon Helm, Sonny Landreth and Bill Kirchen.
Arlen Roth continues to record and tour all over the world. His current band, The Cordobas, features Eddie Denise on bass, Shannon Ford on drums and Chris Foley on second guitar. His daughter, Lexie Roth, also sings with the band, and has become a superb recording artist, singer and songwriter in her own right, with many credits to her name, such as singing on the recent Les Paul tribute album, plus singing the blues classic, “Night Life,” on the album with Levon Helm.

Arlen Roth is also the founder and CEO of the new “International Guitar Hall of Fame and Museum.”

Slide Guitar Summit Track Listing

Do What's Right: Jack Pearson & Arlen Roth
Dust My Broom: Lee Roy Parnell & Arlen Roth
Stranger on the Shore: Cindy Cashdollar & Arlen Roth
Rocket 88: Johnny Winter & Arlen Roth
Sonny Skies: Sonny Landreth & Arlen Roth
Her Mind is Gone: David Lindley & Arlen Roth
Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia: Greg Martin & Arlen Roth
Paradise Blues: Rick Vito & Arlen Roth
Dixie Chicken: Lee Roy Parnell & Arlen Roth
One Child Born (And When I Die): Jimmy Vivino & Arlen Roth
Steel Guitar Rag: Cindy Cashdollar & Arlen Roth
You Really Got a Hold on Me: Rick Vito & Arlen Roth
Poor Boy Blues: Jimmy Vivino & Arlen Roth
Amazing Grace: Greg Martin & Arlen Roth

Monday, May 5, 2014

. . . Meanwhile Back At The Ranch

DAVID LINDLEY: STRICTLY LAP STEEL FOR BEGINNERS!


DAVID LINDLEY:
STRICTLY LAP STEEL FOR BEGINNERS! 
David Lindley
Level 1/2
One seat has become available in David Lindley's long sold-out introductory workshop to lap steel guitar.  During Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-26, 2014) multi-instrumentalist, David Lindley, will be teaching Strictly Lap Steel Guitar for Beginners.  This workshop is geared towards those of you who are looking to transition your current musical skills to lap steel guitar but aren't sure where to begin - let David lead the way! 

David does have an instrument requirement for this workshop: all participants must come prepared with either a Weissenborn hollow neck guitar or an acoustic guitar with a raised nut and either a Stevens or a Shubb-Stevens style bar.

Tuition for the workshop is $1500 and includes single accommodations in one of our cabins, all meals (Friday lunch - Monday breakfast), all workshops with David (10+ hours), and ticket for David's performance in the Fur Peace Station Concert Hall Saturday night! 


MAY
23th - 26th
Fur Peace Ranch
Pomeroy, OH
David Lindley - Little Sadie - Live at Fur Peace Ranch
David Lindley - Little Sadie - Live at Fur Peace Ranch


David Lindley
Workshop enrollment also includes a ticket for our May 24 performances from David Lindley

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Coming Clearly into Focus ... Hot Tuna Tours Across the USA



Cash Edwards Music Services



Coming Clearly into Focus ...
Hot Tuna Heads Out Across the USA January and February

(USA) Coming clearly into focus... Hot Tuna is performing to the north, south, east and west this January and February. Their music is intentional and melodic, whether playing old-time blues or new-time rock and roll. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady love performing on tour or in the hills of southern Ohio at Fur Peace Ranch's guitar camp and concert series. Come enjoy the fun! Compatriots Leon Russell and David Lindley will join up with Hot Tuna's tour for several shows as listed below.

Jan. 02    Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
Jan. 03    Westhampton Beach PAC, Westhampton Beach, NH
Jan. 04    Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, MA
Jan. 05    The Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Jan. 07    Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Jan. 09    Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA    w/Leon Russell
Jan. 10    Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Jan. 11    The State Theatre, State College, PA
Jan. 12    The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA    w/Leon
Jan. 14    Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC    w/Leon
Jan. 15    Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA    w/Leon
Jan. 16    The Plaza 'LIVE', Orlando, FL    w/Leon
Jan. 18    Sunshine Music & Blues Fest, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL
Jan. 19    Sunshine Music & Blues Fest, Vinoy Park, Tampa, FL
Jan. 21    One World Theatre, Austin, TX
Jan. 22    House of Blues, Dallas, TX      w/Leon
Jan. 24    Talking Stick Resort - Showroom, Scottsdale, AZ     w/Leon
Jan. 25    Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ      w/Leon
Jan. 26    Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
Jan. 27-31    Fur Peace Ranch On The Road at The Dana, San Diego, CA, (Jorma)
Feb. 03-07    Fur Peace Ranch On The Road at The Dana, San Diego, CA
Feb. 08-09    McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
Feb. 11    Tower Theatre, Fresno, CA    w/David Lindley
Feb. 12    Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA
Feb. 13    Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA    w/David
Feb. 15    Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA
Feb. 16    Rogue Theatre, Grants Pass, OR    w/David
Feb. 17    McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR    w/David
Feb. 18    Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR     w/David
Feb. 20    The Triple Door, Seattle, WA    w/David
Feb. 21    The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID
Mar. 05-09    The Breezes Grand Negril Resort, Jamaica
Mar. 22-23    Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH  Jorma & Jack w/Marty Balin SOLD OUT
July 26     Fur Peace Station, Pomeroy, OH    Jorma & Jack SOLD OUT
Aug. 16     Fur Peace Station, Jorma, Moonalice, Barry Mitterhoff SOLD OUT


     For 2014 The Fur Peace Ranch "On The Road" workshops will be at THE DANA ON MISSION BAY. San Diego's perfect climate is what draws you in and the premier waterfront setting and accommodations at The Dana will be our home “On The Road”. The Dana is located close to many of San Diego's best attractions. The Dana is a short trip to downtown San Diego and it is walking distance to Sea World. It is also next to MISSION BAY PARK, a 4,600 - acre wonderland, the largest park of its kind in the world  The Dana has it all! It's a vacation the whole family will enjoy.

January 27-31, 2014
Jorma Kaukonen, Stefan Grossman
February 3-7, 2014
Jorma Kaukonen, Pete Huttlinger

Follow Hot Tuna's escapades:
hottuna.com
Hot Tuna - Jorma Kaukonen Fan Club
www.jackcasady.com   www.jormakaukonen.com
Twitter @HotTunaBand
Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch YouTubeChannel... www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL365E875478A7B84C.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fur Peace Announces 2013 Workshop Schedule!

Fur Peace News
Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2013 Schedule

The Fur Peace Ranch is pleased to announce its 2013 Workshop Schedule!

FPR 2013 Schedule FPR 2013 Fees & Tuition FPR 2013 Application
Many of our top-shelf instructors will be returning in 2013 including: Larry Campbell, Tommy Emmanuel, GE Smith, Roy Book Binder, Woody Mann, Geoff Achison, Bill Kirchen, Chris Smither, Happy Traum and many others.

Jorma Kaukonen, aka The CaptainThe Captain of the Camp, Jorma Kaukonen, will bring his Songwriting class that has only been offered in Maui . . . back to the mainland this spring. Jorma has added a new level 3/4 workshop for those of you looking for a leg-up to his level 4 workshops. And he will be offering a new level 3 course that focuses on the Songs of Quah!

The Fur Peace Ranch is also pleased to announce 4 new instructors to the roster for 2013!
Patty LarkinThe drop-dead brilliant songwriter,Patty Larkin will be joining the fold with a workshop on Songwriting and Performance. Patty descends from a long line of Irish/American singers and tale tellers. A self-described "guitar driven songwriter" will pass on her imaginative lyrics and guitar wizardry to her sure to be dynamic class!


California Guitar Trio
The California Guitar Trio, who made their first appearance on the Fur Peace Station Stage earlier this year will return in 2013 to teach their first workshop at the Ranch. All of you players who like to use electronic gadgets, loops, and New Standard Tuning (Robert Fripp) will want to tune in for this one!



Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster will join the faculty next August to teach you Blues the Ruthie Way. Ruthie has garnered prestigous awards like the Koko Taylor Award and the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award and has been a staple in every Blues/Jazz Festival from the New Orleans Jazz Fest to Monterey Jazz Fest to the Telluride Blues Fest. Her brand of guitar playing and vocals are nothing short of phenomenal.


Steve Earle
Steve Earle makes his inaugural trip to the 2013 Season Opener. Steve is one of the most celebrated master storytellers there are. Steve will be imparting his authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy to this eagerly anticipated class.


Click here to check out the whole 2013 schedule and apply now before the seat you really want is gone!



FPR 2013 Schedule FPR 2013 Fees & Tuition FPR 2013 Application

This just confirmed
. . . David Lindley will teach a level 1/2 Strictly Lap Steel for Beginners class in May. So drag out your crazy looking steels, dobros and Weisenborns and get ready for a wild class. David says "no bottlenecks please."


39495 St. Clair Rd
Pomeroy, OH 45701
(740) 992-2575
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM


Friday, June 3, 2011

People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield


This is a clip from a show that David Sanborn used to have on tv. Otherwise there wouldn't be this superstar lineup... David Lindley on steel guitar.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly. For these works and others, he is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums. Curtis Mayfield is a winner of both the Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995),and was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of The Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He is also a 2 time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

Enjoy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mercury Blues - David Lindley


Gotta say...one of the best dressed guys on the circuit!

David Perry Lindley (born March 21, 1944 in San Marino, California) is an American musician who is notable for his work with Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, and other rock musicians. He has worked extensively in other genres as well, performing with artists as varied as Curtis Mayfield to Dolly Parton. He has mastered such a wide variety of instruments that Acoustic Guitar magazine referred to Lindley, not as a multi-instrumentalist, but instead as a "maxi-instrumentalist" in a cover story about his career to date in 2005. The majority of the instruments that Lindley plays are String instruments They include (but are not limited to) the acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass guitar, banjo, lap steel guitar, mandolin, hardingfele, bouzouki, cittern, bağlama, gumbus, charango, cümbüş, oud, weissenborn, and zither.

Lindley has performed as a member of the band Kaleidoscope, served as bandleader of his own band El Rayo-X, (to very positive acclaim) and has been hired to serve in that capacity for other artists on tour. He is noted as one of today's premiere session musicians. In addition, he scores music to film and has worked extensively in that capacity as well.