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...more on Biography >>

David Lindley, a "Musicians' Musician"
October 2008, Rosebud News >>

In the latest issue of Vintage Guitar (December 2008), reviewer Dan Forte calls David Lindley and his longtime friend and collaborator Ry Cooder "musicians' musicians" and raves about David Lindley and his latest CD Big Twang. The review calls Lindley's album "stunning" and goes on further to describe both David Lindley and Ry Cooder as "truly master musicians, even though recent albums prove that neither has yet peaked, technically or artistically." David Lindley's self-released CDs can be found online at or live gigs only. In addition to his latest Big Twang, the two-CD set Cooder-Lindley Family Band - Live At The Vienna Opera House featuring David and his daughter Roseanne performing with Ry and his son Joachim, can also be found at

Catch David Lindley on tour throughout 2008 and 2009 - see tour dates >>

David Lindley's New CD "Big Twang" Out Now
January 2008, Rosebud News >>

David Lindley's new self-released solo CD Big Twang is available now only at or in person at Mr. Dave's live performances. The CD features David playing a variety of stringed instruments including Weissenborn, Hawaiian lap steel and violin, among other instruments. On the CD David performs both instrumental tracks as well as new vocal originals such as "Down In The Vatican Library" alongside some of his favorite songs from over the years including Warren Zevon's "Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse", Blind Willie Johnson's "Soul Of A Man" and Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road", among others. David Lindley is on tour now on the US West Coast with more touring to be announced throughout 2008 - see tour dates >>

The latest CDs are available at shows, by mail order, and on-line at >>.