APRIL 2013: David Lindley In Rolling Stone Magazine Feature

David Lindley was one of the key musicians featured in Rolling Stone Magazine's "The Knights of Soft Rock" (April 11, 2013 Issue), an article covering the rise of singer songwriters during the 1970s and the role that their backing musicians played. The extensive piece shows a solo photo of Lindley, another of him with Jackson Browne and again in a group shot. The magazine proclaims Lindley as a "stringed-instrument wizard" and discusses his, and his frequent collaborators' roles in defining the sound of many 70s hits including Carole King's "It's Too Late" and "Sweet Seasons"; Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London"; Linda Ronstadt's "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"; Joni Mitchell's "Carey"; and entire albums by James Taylor and Jackson Browne. Those frequent collaborators were Waddy Wachtel, as well as Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Craig Doerge who were collectively known as "The Section." Lindley, who toured and recorded extensively with Jackson Browne, shared a 2011 Grammy nomination for their most recent collaboration, Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino. Lindley tours continuously throughout the US and internationally.

To Catch David Lindley Live, See Tour Dates >>

MARCH 2011: David Lindley's Collaboration with Jackson Browne: Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino Wins Independent Music Award (Best Live Performance Album)

David Lindley's GRAMMY Nominated collaboration with Jackson Browne, Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino, has won the 2011 Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category. The 2-CD live set captures highlights of David and Jackson's 2006 tour of Spain. Winners of the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards were determined by a panel of 62 influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Arturo Sandoval, Ozzy Osbourne, Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann, Pete Wentz, Seal, Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center) and Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), among others. Congratulations David and Jackson!

Catch David performing live on stage, including a 7-date Canadian Tour beginning April 1st, before returning for shows in the U.S. later in the month, please see Tour Dates >>

FEBRUARY 2011: Thanks To Mountain Stage (NPR) Encores For Loudon Wainwright III, Pieta Brown, David Lindley, John Hammond, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Thank you to Mountain Stage, who are re-broadcasting six Rosebud artists' performances, from mid-February through the beginning of April. Loudon Wainwright III and Pieta Brown are both featured in an episode airing the week after February 18th (the "week after" runs from Friday to the following Friday). David Lindley and John Hammond are both featured in a program airing the week after March 11th and 2011 GRAMMY Winner Mavis Staples is featured in the show airing the week after April 1st. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue's performance was recently re-broadcast in an episode which aired after February 11th.

Mountain Stage is broadcast on over 170 NPR stations and has been an exceptional supporter of Rosebud artists. We truly appreciate our ongoing relationship with such a top quality program. Over the years, the show has featured performances by fellow Rosebud artists The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charlie Musselwhite, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Bettye LaVette, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Marcia Ball, Duke Robillard, Ruthie Foster, Carrie Rodriguez and The Weepies.

Visit the show's archives to listen to some of these past performances and click here to find a station in your area that broadcasts Mountain Stage: Mountain Stage Archives >> NPR MUSIC: Mountain Stage >>. Check out all of these artists on a stage near you, please see Tour Dates >>

JANUARY 2011: Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice 2010 Pazz & Jop Poll

Eleven albums and six singles released by Rosebud artists last year are recognized in the 2010 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll, which calculated 712 critics' votes for the most important music of the year.

Listed among the year's top albums are:
Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone (GRAMMY Nominated)
Bettye LaVette, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook (GRAMMY Nominated)
Dr. John and The Lower 911, Tribal (GRAMMY Nominated)
Trombone Shorty, Backatown (GRAMMY Nominated)
Charlie Musselwhite, The Well (GRAMMY Nominated)
Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamers
Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Love Is Strange (GRAMMY Nominated)
Carrie Rodriguez, Love and Circumstance
Jim Lauderdale, Patchwork River
Carrie Rodriguez, Live in Louisville
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Rise & Shine

Listed among the year's top singles are:
Mavis Staples, "You Are Not Alone" and "Last Train"
Bettye LaVette, "Salt of the Earth"
Trombone Shorty, "On Your Way Down," "Backatown" and "Something Beautiful"

Also recognized on the album list:
- Elvis Costello's National Ransom, which features Jim Lauderdale and for which Jim co-wrote the song "I Lost You."
- Cyndi Lauper's GRAMMY Nominated Memphis Blues which features Charlie Musselwhite and Allen Toussaint

In addition, Captain Beefheart's "Big Eyed Beans From Venus" reissue was recognized in the year's top singles list. The late Captain Beefheart was a Rosebud artist until his retirement in 1981.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Songs From "The Promise" (Live), watch on VEVO >>

DECEMBER 2010: 2011 GRAMMY Nominee David Lindley Special Featured Guest on Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Songs From The Promise (Live) Streaming On VEVO and on The Promise CD Set

2011 GRAMMY Nominee David Lindley is a special featured guest on Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Songs From "The Promise" (Live), streaming on VEVO online until January 1, 2011. The rare concert event was filmed before an audience of approximately 60 fans in Asbury Park, New Jersey's Carousel House in early December 2010.  Bruce and the band played songs that had never been performed live from the new 2-CD set, The Promise, which features David Lindley on three songs ("The Brokenhearted," "It's A Shame," "Breakaway").  The CD set contains previously unreleased tracks from the 1976-78 Darkness on The Edge of Town sessions.  David played violin during the original recording sessions and he reprises that role in this Asbury Park performance. Rolling Stone said of the performance of "The Promise," "It's one of [Bruce's] best songs...  With Lindley on the violin, it was extremely powerful..." (Rolling Stone, Exclusive Review: Springsteen's Asbury Park Show)  The L.A. Times wrote "["Blue Christmas"] includes a special treat for Lindley-philes with shots of him and his gray-white mutton chops emerging from under a red and white Santa hat." (LA Times: Bruce Springsteen performance of 'The Promise' songs streaming for the holidays)  

David is nominated for the 2011 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Folk Album for his collaboration with Jackson Browne, Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino.  Check out David live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>

DECEMBER 2010: Rosebud Artists Score Grammy Nominations

In alphabetical order, Rosebud artists scoring 2011 Grammy Nominations are Bettye LaVette's Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Jackson Browne & Rosebud's David Lindley for their CD, Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Charlie Musselwhite's The Well for Best Traditional Blues Album, Mavis Staples' You Are Not Alone for Best Americana Album and Trombone Shorty's Backatown for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Related nominations include Cyndi Lauper's Memphis Blues (featuring Rosebud's Charlie Musselwhite and Allen Toussaint) for Best Traditional Blues Album as well as Treme, Music from the HBO Original Series, featuring Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media AND "Down In New Orleans" (From The Princess And The Frog) for Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media (features Trombone Shorty playing with Dr. John on the song).

Congratulations and good luck to all.

AUGUST 2010: David Lindley and Jackson Browne Featured In Rolling Stone - Contest For Their Polyester Fans

David Lindley and Jackson Browne are featured in Rolling Stone's Random Notes (August 19th issue) and in an online story that highlights their close musical relationship beginning in the early Seventies. RS notes that "Jackson Browne relied on sideman David Lindley so heavily, Browne named his touring band 'The Lindley Brothers.' The musician played everything onstage and in the studio: guitar, slide, Hawaiian steel, banjo and violin."

The story also quotes Browne about how Lindley's instrumental versatility keeps even his most popular tracks fresh on their current tour together. "I'll call out a song," says Browne, "and he'll play it on a different instrument every night." The two have been touring together all Summer throughout Europe and the U.S. In May they released a collaborative 2-CD live set of their 2006 tour of Spain, Love Is Strange.

David and Jackson are pictured in RS's Random Notes scouting for vintage polyester - an obsession of David's. They have created an online contest, Show Me the Polyester, where fans can submit photos of themselves sporting their best polyester. The musical duo will pick a winning photo at the end of August. The prize is a VIP trip to New York to see David and Jackson perform at the Beacon Theatre on September 14th.

Catch David playing with Jackson live on stage through the end of September, please see Tour Dates >>

MARCH 2010: David Lindley and Jackson Browne To Release Live CD May 11, 2010 - Touring Europe and US Together This Summer

David Lindley and Jackson Browne will release Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino on May 11, 2010, a 2-CD live set capturing a tour of Spain that David and Jackson did in 2006. This summer they will tour with Jackson's band of almost 20 years in the U.S. and Europe. The Jackson Browne with David Lindley Tour begins with a month-long European leg kicking off in the UK on June 3 and includes shows in Hamburg, Paris and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The tour starts in the U.S. July 20 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. It runs through the end of September, including dates at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in CO.


On record and in performance, David and Jackson have a musical association reaching back almost 40 years. David's legendary stringed-instrument virtuosity has been showcased on many of Browne's albums, beginning with 1973's For Everyman, and classics such as Late For The Sky and The Pretender (the latter two both on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time). Browne also produced Lindley's 1983 LP, the acclaimed El Rayo-X. (please see DISCOGRAPHY)

Jackson says of David's reputation for elusiveness and playing together in Spain in 2006: "Why had I not thought of this before? Take him where he doesn't speak the language and he will HAVE TO leave the gig and come with you to the restaurant, or to the club. This was an unexpected strategy breakthrough in a pursuit that for a legion of friends, disciples and admirers has become known as 'stalking the wild Lindley.'"

Catch David on a stage near you, both with Jackson Browne and on his own, please see Tour Dates >>

OCTOBER 2008: David Lindley, a "Musicians' Musician"

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 davidlindley.com 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 davidlindley.com

JANUARY 2008: David Lindley's New CD "Big Twang" Out Now

David Lindley's new self-released solo CD Big Twang is available now only at davidlindley.com 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.