Showing posts with label Seeds We Sow Tour Review. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham's Final Show Reviewed by Real Rock News


Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - November 14, 2011

Review by Scott Smith

In 10 seconds, most rock guitarists would lose a six-string shoot-out against Lindsey Buckingham.

The guitarist, singer and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac is an artistic monster on the stage, and as brilliant as his finger-picking rhythm patterns and searing lead breaks are on the Mac’s “Rumours” and “Tusk” albums and on his studio work, it’s seeing and hearing the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s nimble fingers and thumbs in person that truly is an astounding experience.

Buckingham and his solo band showed no hints of fatigue or road burnout when they played their final U.S. date of Buckingham’s Seeds We Sow Tour at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Joint on Nov. 14, 2011, near Tulsa, Okla. At age 62, Buckingham still fires off guitar parts to retain his title in the world’s Top Three Living Guitarists Club.

Read the full review at Real Rock News

NEXT UP!  The UK and Ireland!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Royal Oak, MI

ROYAL OAK -- Lindsey Buckingham has plenty of good songs, both on his own and with Fleetwood Mac. He's a pretty fine singer, too.

But the nearly 1,200 who turned out to see him on Tuesday night (Nov. 8) at the Royal Oak Music Theatre mostly wanted to see Buckingham do one thing -- play guitar. And they certainly got what they wanted, a virtuostic display over the course of an hour and 50 minutes that was so dazzling and dynamically varied it could have caused one to ask silly questions like "Eric who?"

The 62-year-old Buckingham didn't waste any time showing off his dexterity, either. He played the night's first five songs solo, starting with the rolling, ethereal finger-picking of "Shut Us Down" from 2006's "Under the Skin," then playing his two biggest solo hits -- "Go Insane" and "Trouble" -- before dipping into the Fleetwood Mac canon for "Never Going Back Again" and a frenetic take on "Big Love." He could have satisfied the crowd in that mode all night long -- and did close the 19-song show that way with the title track of his latest album, "Seeds We Sow" -- but when he brought on his crack three-piece band, the fun really began.

Continue to the full review at the Oakland Press

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Reviews: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Napa, CA and Albany, NY

Supercharged concert shows both sides of Buckingham
Uptown Theatre - Napa, CA

Napavalley Register

Lindsey Buckingham admits that his career has a split personality. And that’s a good thing, as exhibited last week during Buckingham’s stellar performance at the Uptown Theatre. Probably best known as the guitarist and front man of Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham’s 40-year music career has also included prolific solo work that has allowed him to follow his own artistic path. 

At the Uptown, Buckingham comfortably wore both hats, giving concertgoers a supercharged sampling of both sides of his diverse musical talent. 

Without introduction or an opening act, Buckingham walked onto the Uptown stage alone and began with a gentle, almost whispering rendition of “Shut Us Down,” quickly neutralizing the enthusiastic crowd’s chants for more raucous and familiar Fleetwood Mac hits. Next, a slow take on his solo hit “Go Insane” transitioned like a mood swing from mournful yearning to screaming desperation at the end.  After another solo hit,“Trouble,” he launched into the evening’s first taste of the Mac, a delightful “Never Going Back Again” from the album “Rumours.” 

“I consider myself to be extremely fortunate in the sense that I have been able to work and live, really, in two distinctly different creative worlds,” Buckingham told the crowd. “On one hand, you have what you might call the large machine, which is, of course, Fleetwood Mac. On the other hand you have what you might call the small machine, and that of course is the solo work. If you were to make an analogy, say, to film, you could probably say that I’ve been involved in a few big films. But it is the small projects, the independent films, that scale of project that allows you to follow your heart, that allows you to take risks and allows you, probably most importantly, to continue every time to aspire to be an artist.”

Buckingham’s latest “small machine” project is his new solo album “Seeds We Sow,” which was highlighted during the middle of the 2 1/2 hour non-stop set. The album is solo in the purest sense, since Buckingham wrote, produced, sang, played most of the instruments and even distributed it on his own label. This is a far cry from his Fleetwood Mac work, which he says “involves all of the other entities that step up to the plate to meet that situation when, as they say, commerce is robust.”

The songs from “Seeds We Sow” are an excellent example of Buckingham’s versatility and growth as one of America’s most popular musical stylists. Album standouts at the Uptown concert included “In Our Own Time,” showcasing Buckingham’s signature staccato guitar work, “End of Time,” a peaceful and catchy contemplation of death and “Stars are Crazy.”

While many performers introducing new material stubbornly resist dragging out the old favorites for lifelong fans, Buckingham didn’t let too many songs pass during his set before serving up one of his Fleetwood Mac hits. It was all to the Uptown crowd’s delight and reaffirmed the huge influence Buckingham has on the mega-band’s continued popularity.

Perhaps the standout Fleetwood Mac song of the night was “Tusk” which, in its day, was a weird and progressive departure from the Mac’s more pop-music feel of the “Rumours” album. Written by Buckingham, the song highlighted his experimental bent while further exposing creative tensions both within the band and conflicts with the commercial demands of the industry.
The ease and apparent joy Buckingham exhibited moving between both his “large machine” and “small machine” body of work showed that this is an artist who has successfully come to terms with both. And just as he began the concert — alone, singing a quiet acoustic song before a hushed audience — he delivered his last encore, almost whispering the lyrics to his new album’s title track “Seeds We Sow.” At age 62 with four decades of music making behind him, many of those “seeds” have grown into a musical legacy fully embraced by both Buckingham and his world of adoring fans. 

Lindsey Buckingham at The Egg, 11/2/11
The Egg, Albany, NY

Special to the Times Union

ALBANY – In the middle of his brilliant concert at The Egg on Wednesday evening, Lindsey Buckingham broke down his approach to his musical career in Hollywood terms, explaining that sometimes he’s in a box-office blockbuster movie (Fleetwood Mac, or as he says, “the Big Machine”) and sometimes he’s in a gritty, indie art-house film (his solo work).

On Wednesday, he brought the “small machine” to town, standing front and center surrounded by a trio of talented, versatile musicians who never once pulled the focus from their bandleader. Which is as it should be.

What was quite amazing, however, was just how well the Big Machine songs were integrated into Buckingham’s smart but eccentric solo work without over-powering the much less well known selections. In fact, the 110-minute concert was a study in balance – one-third selections from Buckingham’s new album ”Seeds We Sow,” one-third culled from his previous solo work and one-third Fleetwood Mac nuggets.
Buckingham opened the show by himself, offering up a half dozen string snapping gems that showcased his considerable and often under-rated guitar talents. After launching the performance with the shimmering “Shut Us Down,” he explored the full range of his fretboard skills, swerving from crackling finger-picking to a furious mad-man strum during “Go Insane.” By the time he hit the back-to-back Mac tunes – the dynamic “Never Going Back Again” and the finger-picking flurry of “Big Love” – that closed out his half-hour solo set, the crowd was clearly in his pocket.

Without any fanfare or even acknowledgment, the band slid in behind Buckingham with a magnificent rendition of “Under the Skin,” three acoustic guitars chiming away atop the subtle clip-clop percussion of drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. With the ballad-ish “All My Sorrows,” guitarist Neale Heywood and utility man Brett Tuggle chimed in with lushly woven vocal harmonies, while the new “In Our Own Time” proved that the band could rock hard, too. Tuggle, who switched off between guitar, bass and keyboards throughout the night, was the musical linchpin, adding just the right coloration and shading to the band’s spot-on arrangements.

And the arrangements were key, considering that the quartet pulled off a sparkling rendition of the paranoia-drenched Mac hit, “Tusk,” which famously included everything including a full marching band on the original recording. “Second Hand News” and “Stars Are Crazy” (the stand-out of the new material) were both taken at gallop tempo, but it was the dark “I’m So Afraid” which drew the standing ovation, as Buckingham launched into full-fledged guitar hero mode.

Chances are when next we get to see Buckingham, he’ll be surrounded by his Fleetwood Mac bandmates at SPAC or the Times Union Center, but it was genuinely thrilling to see what he can do in an intimate setting with a “small machine.”
Lindsey Buckingham
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany
Musical highlights: “Tusk,” “Stars Are Crazy,” “I’m So Afraid”
Length: 110 minutes – no intermission; no opening act
The crowd: A disappointingly small but very appreciative crowd of about 500.

LIVE: Lindsey Buckingham @ The Egg, 11/2/11
Review by Bokonon
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

On his first meeting with Howlin’ Wolf, young Hubert Sumlin was sent home, not quite in shame, but close enough. Drop the pick, Wolf told him, and you’ll find your voice. Since that day, Sumlin, who will turn 80 in two weeks, has been tearing a sound out of the strings that only one man can replicate, and that man is Hubert himself. It’s the sound of his soul.

One doesn’t usually muse on the minutiae of Hubert Sumlin while listening to Lindsey Buckingham, but perhaps one should.

Buckingham is, of course, guitarist for Fleetwood Mac. Long before he joined that group, they were a pack of hairy London lads mimicking the Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush and, um, Howlin’ Wolf. You may say it’s a leap from the thumping, slippery groove of “Smokestack Lightning” to “Never Going Back Again,” but Buckingham might not.

And Buckingham, of course, lost the pick.

Wednesday at The Egg, Buckingham also lost his mind, and not just when he was singing “Go Insane.”

Continue to the full review (with photos)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham.... Live in Vancouver

Okay... Well I saw the show last night in Vancouver... and I loved it!  It's a really fun show with a really good mix of what the broad public knows Lindsey for plus plenty from his solo career including a lot from the new album.  The new music sounded great live.  

I saw him in this theatre in 2006 on the Under The Skin Tour a little further back then my second row seat last night, so it was really cool just to watch his fingers attack his guitars... The man has great ability no doubt as do the others in the band.  Walfredo on drums was a lot of fun to watch too... The facial expressions! What is it with drummers and their facial expressions? The sound didn't seem as loud compared to the last time I saw his show here.  That could be because of my proximity to the stage and not exactly in front of the speakers. Still sounded great, it just could have been a little louder. 

No changes to the setlist... The theatre was probably 3/4 sold, the crowd was alright, mainly a sit down appreciative crowd with Second Hand News being the catalyst to get a few up front on their feet.  The Fleetwood Mac tracks do it every time.  There was some sort of a mini orchestra pit right in front of the stage, so people in the front row actually couldn't get right up to the stage so when ever Lindsey did come to the edge, he was still it seemed, a couple of rows out of reach.  The band definitely plays off audience enthusiasm and participation.  Big smile on Lindsey's face at the beginning when he first walked on stage - someone from the audience shouted out SEEDS WE SOW!  Then... WELCOME TO CANADA!  More shouts of love and appreciation from the audience followed throughout the show... Some of which he acknowledged.  

A couple of favourite tunes from the show for me were... Stars Are Crazy, Illumination and Turn It On... Hard to single out a few as everything was great to hear live and a real treat to witness.  As Brett says, he's an American treasure! 

During the intros Lindsey mentioned that having a few days off prior to the show had the guys a bit gitty as they were kinda horsing around a bit.  Whether that's a rehearsed thing, I'm not sure.  Lindsey was moving around a lot during this - when intros were over, he turned around to walk back towards the back of the stage and tripped over his own guitar cords and wiped out, in a sort of easy rolling down on his back, feet up in the air kind of way... nothing severe.  He sat there for a second, strummed his guitar, got up and carried on with Treason. 

All in all a great night in the beautiful city of Vancouver and I'm so happy I saw this show! Thanks to Lindsey, Brett, Neale and Walfredo!

Tried taking a few photos, none of which turned out to be anything but a blurry mess... The one above is the clearest.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Reviews X 2 for Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks - The Grove of Anaheim

Stevie Nicks - City National Grove of Anaheim – 10/12/11
Review & Photos by Chris Loomis

The Gold Dust Woman, Stevie Nicks made the fourth stop of her brief intimate five date fall 2011 tour at The City National Grove in Anaheim on Wednesday October 12 supporting her latest solo release In Your Dreams (released May 2011). Nick’s popularity is as strong as ever evidenced by the sold out show in Anaheim on this night. At 9:00pm the lights dimmed and the Missing Persons classic “Destination Unknown” was played until the Fleetwood Mac singer hit the stage and opened the show with the solo classic “Stand Back”. Stevie Nicks made it clear to the packed house that “This was not a greatest hits tour” and she was promoting her latest album and then continued on with her nearly 2hr set comprised of solo material old and new with some Fleetwood Mac classics mixed in.

Continue to the full review + photos

Lindsey Buckingham - City National Grove of Anaheim – 10/17/11
Review & Photos by Chris Loomis

Successful solo artist and Fleetwood Mac vocalist/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham brought his Seeds We Sow tour to the City National Grove in Anaheim Monday night October 17 just days after his Fleetwood Mac band mate Stevie Nicks rocked The Grove – Anaheim sure got its fix of Fleetwood Mac classics between the two. The Seeds We Sow tour is in support of Buckingham’s latest solo album of the same name which was released back in September. At about 8:40pm Lindsey Buckingham kicked off a 90 minute set of music from his entire career. Buckingham began the night alone on the stage playing five songs with just an acoustic guitar that included one of his most popular solo hits “Trouble” and the Fleetwood Mac song “Never Going Back Again”.

Continue to the full review + photos

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham - Palm Desert, CA 10/15/11

Going his own way
The Desert Sun

Lindsey Buckingham put on a clinic Saturday for the type of show the McCallum Theatre should present more often.

Buckingham, who emphasized his solo material over his Fleetwood Mac repertoire, talked of being part of a “big machine” with Fleetwood Mac, while his solo career was like a “small machine.” Fans are attracted to his “big machine” songs, such as “Go Your Own Way,” “Big Love,” “Never Going Back Again” and “Second Hand News,” and he met those expectations in a nearly two-hour concert. But he also re-arranged those classics, performed solo hits such as “Trouble” and “Go Insane,” and introduced challenging new solo material to satisfy his artistic drive.

It was so compelling, it made me want to see more solo “big machine” artists - like Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey or Brian Wilson.

Buckingham showed off tremendous vocal and guitar skills, deftly finger- picking or creating orchestral sounds with his complex chords and dynamics. But, when he wanted to astound, he simply reached back to the 1975 self-titled Fleetwood Mac LP and shredded on “I'm So Afraid.” He also did an amazing arrangement of “Tusk,” simulating the power of the USC marching band on the original.

Buckingham could have brought the crowd to a more emotional climax by ending with another Fleetwood hit, such as “Monday Morning.” Instead, he chose to finish with the title track from his new “small machine” album, “Seeds We Sew.” It certainly reaffirmed his status as an artist.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Review: A Guitar Hero Goes His Own Way – The Magic of Lindsey Buckingham

If there was a new video game out there called Underrated Guitar Hero… or Unsung Guitar Hero, Lindsey Buckingham would surely be on the cover.  

I have always known him to be nothing short of amazing, but last night’s concert at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus proved it once again.  The man is a living legend, and that is not something I say lightly or very often.

I would love to see him on stage trading licks with bass legend Stanley Clarke.  Okay, yes I have always said Stanley is a living legend and he is… He is the best living musician out there.  There is something very similar about their styles and approach and the way they attack their instruments.  Watching their fingers fly across those strings, seeing an instrument literally transformed into something else… That would be amazing…

Continue to the Full Review by Marc's Muse

Lindsey Buckingham - Royce Hall UCLA - Los Angeles

By Danielle Bacher
Photos by Danielle Bacher

Some men gain weight as they get older, and many lose their hair. Lindsey Buckingham, however, has beaten the odds. Reed-thin with a shock of gravity-defying gray hair that reminds one of Jack Nance in Eraserhead, he retains a youthful air and still-keening voice. This is fortunate, as his set included both decades-old Fleetwood Mac hits and more recent solo work. The mixture didn't always cohere, leaving an off-kilter feeling, but the highs were extremely high, and the adoring fans were going to enjoy the music no matter what. 

Buckingham led off the evening alone, just himself and his acoustic guitar. He opened with "Shut Us Down" from 2006's unjustly overlooked Under the Skin. A number at once gentle and snappy, it allowed him to show off his world-class fingerstyle skills, bending and popping each string for maximum effect. He kicked things up with the second track, 1984's "Go Insane." Stripped of its dated production (and  Miami Vice visuals), it kept its jangly accents and haunting edge.

​The steadfast picker followed with his biggest solo hit, "Trouble." Perhaps the quintessential Buckingham tune, it combines a lilting melody and catchy chorus with an air of coked-out dread that is, well, troubling. "I should be saying goodnight/ I really shouldn't stay anymore/ Been so long since I held you/ Forgotten what love was for," he coos to a lover who clearly has spooked him somehow. The pretty-but-fucked-up vibe continued through a breathy, languorous version of  Fleetwood Mac's "Never Going Back Again" (aka, "The Song Every College Guy Tries to Learn on Acoustic Guitar"). It's not hard to hear why the Mac were a phenomenon in the late-1970s. Even if they only had Buckingham writing songs, they would have had more hits than most bands could ever dream of.

Continue to the full review at LA Weekly

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way at Celebrity Theatre

Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way at Celebrity Theatre
by Ed Masley
Photo by: Maria Vassett
Lindsey Buckingham could be playing a much larger room than the Celebrity Theatre (and pocketing more money) with the "Big Machine," as he's been calling Fleetwood Mac.

But he's clearly enjoying his time at the wheel of the Little Machine, his solo tours affording him the opportunity to take more risks, get more intimate and showcase his solo material, including selections from a great new album, "Seeds We Sow."

And touring solo also lets him stroll on stage alone with his guitar, as he did Wednesday night, Oct. 12, at the Celebrity, and set the tone with a powerful set of stripped-down, one-man, unplugged versions of his songs that put the focus on his awe-inspiring finger-picking prowess. The percussive country-blues approach of "Shut Us Down" was followed by a melancholy reinvention of his early solo hit "I Go Insane," on which his guitar style was closer to classical music. It got pretty unhinged for an unplugged performance by the time he brought it to a climax, howling "She's a lot like you."

"Trouble" also benefited greatly from the mournful unplugged treatment, and he earned his first standing ovation for the night's first Fleetwood Mac song, "Never Going Back Again," bringing his guitar down to a whisper and slowing it down for dramatic effect on the verses.

Continue to the full Review at AZCentral

Lindsey Buckingham at Celebrity Theatre, 10/12/11
By Jason P. Woodbury

"The small machine."

That's how Lindsey Buckingham described his solo work, comparing it to the "big machine" that is Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham was about halfway through a kind of extended monologue about the differences between his massive, stadium-touring collaboration with Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie (Christine McVie no longer performs with the band), and his Celebrity Theatre-filling solo project, describing Fleetwood as a "big budget Hollywood film" and his solo work as an "independent," when the crowd got weird. Someone shouted, "That's why I love you" in response to something he said about Hollywood; a guy just screamed "Lindsey;" and someone shouted "Hi, Stevie!"

In the intimate confines of Celebrity (with the stage on its more dignified "non-rotating" setting), Buckingham seemed to relish a chance to get VH1 Storytellers-style intimate, revealing the nitty gritty of each song. But the crowd wasn't all that interested in that. They wanted bombast. They wanted rock 'n' roll. But most of all -- they wanted songs from the "Big Machine."

I don't mean to imply that people weren't interested in classic Buckingham solo material like "Go Insane" or "Trouble" -- both got big cheers, and the crowd reacted well to material from Buckingham's latest, Seeds We Sow.

But Buckingham was visually perturbed by the interruptions. "Hi, Stevie?" he sneered. "No, no, we all love Stevie very much, don't we?"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photos by Eric Sauseda: Lindsey Buckingham - Houston 10/9/11

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Houston
Verizon Wireless Theater 
October 9, 2011
Photos by: Eric Sauseda

Check out the gallery at Soundspike and also a couple of his shots on Flickr

Monday, October 10, 2011

Review: “An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham” is like a hidden gem - Houston

The crowd was silvery-haired, young and old, but that did not stop them from rocking out to “An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham” Sunday night at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX.

The Fleetwood Mac guitarist opened the night with Shut Us Down from Buckingham’s 2006 release Under the Skin – a nice subtle opener minus the bells and whistles of his backup band. Buckingham then quietly launched into his 1984 hit Go Insane. Go Insane, stylistically-speaking,  is an almost-homage to his music he made in 1973 with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks on their album Buckingham Nicks.

Continue to the full Review at The Wild Heart

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Clearwater, FL

Lindsey Buckingham at the Capitol Theatre, Clearwater 
The Fleetwood Mac singer-guitarist woos an appreciative crowd with tasteful ease.

"It was the night's early, stripped-down readings that gave the clearest insight into the eerie genius that festers inside the brain of Buckingham"

Some believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It's an adage that's proven time and again when a band member with an inflated ego decides to take center stage and fly solo into his or her own career path. More often than not, the results are disappointing and unspectacular. But Lindsey Buckingham obviously doesn't subscribe to that maxim. The guitar virtuoso who has served as an integral part of Fleetwood Mac, arguably one of the hugest and most successful bands of the rock era, has no qualms about breaking away from the enormous Mac machine and basking in the spotlight to show off his many solo talents. A small but passionate crowd of 437 tightly-packed bodies at Clearwater's cozy Capitol Theatre was treated to an intimate evening with Buckingham on Wednesday night and, it's safe to say, it was an evening anyone in attendance won't soon forget. 

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Review: Clearwater, FL "For all the smallness of the show, Lindsey Buckingham wasn't afraid to go arena-style"

Lindsey Buckingham fills small Capitol Theatre with huge tunes and guitar-picking talent 

CLEARWATER — There was a moment Wednesday, during Fleetwood Mac's sour-patch Big Love, when it looked as if Lindsey Buckingham had 13 fingers. So fast, so passionate was his picking, the fretboard was covered in digits, like a blurry special effect from the Six Million Dollar Man.

But alas, like any mortal dude — or, for that matter, rock god — the 62-year-old sports 10 fingers, and such was the intimacy of the venue, every one of the 437 fans in the sold-out crowd were close enough to count for themselves...

Continue to the full review at
By Sean Daly, Times Pop Music Critic

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Jackson, FL + Upcoming Phoenix & Houston Shows

The complete Lindsey Buckingham concert experience: 
Jacksonville, FL. October 3rd

Monday evening found the talented guitarist in fine form and voice throughout the one hour and 45 minute near-capacity concert.  He performed 19 songs in a setlist that has remained virtually unchanged since his debut show last month. 

Wearing his customary black leather jacket, black T-shirt, and dark blue-jeans, Buckingham entered the stage alone to much applause.  Perhaps taking him aback, the audience swiftly began singing “Happy Birthday” to the singer, as Monday (October 3rd) was his 62nd birthday.  He didn’t say anything, instead placing his hands together in a thankful gesture.

Embracing his inner indie self, Buckingham courageously played six of the 11 songs off Seeds We Sow.  For artists from his generation, that is virtually unheard of, unless you’re Bob Dylan.  Although a few fans took bathroom breaks, the majority seemed to enjoy hearing these songs.

He also played one from 2008’s Gift of Screws, two from Under the Skin, two from Out of the Cradle, the title cut from Go Insane, and “Trouble” from his first solo record. 

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Durham, NC October 1, 2011
Photos by Melissa Loflin

Lindsey Buckingham is scheduled to perform Sunday, October 9th, at Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston.

Fleetwood Mac's Buckingham began his solo career with 1981's Law and Order, led by the gorgeous single "Trouble" and full of the sort of candied eccentricity that marked his rococo triumphs on the Mac's Tusk. Another highlight is 1992's Out Of the Cradle, whose prodigious melodies and harmonies largely overcome some of L.A.'s blandest tones. Buckingham's new album, Seeds We Sow, displays some of his questionable tendencies — vocals that can rival Darth Vader for breathiness, drum programming that makes one pine for Mick Fleetwood, some overwrought lyrics — but comes through with lovely Beach Man choruses like that on "When She Comes Down," a cool cover of the Stones' "She Smiled Sweetly" and lots of impressive finger-picked guitar. The emphasis will very much be on solo material, but quite likely you'll hear "Go Your Own Way," "Tusk" and a few other Fleetwood Mac favorites.

By Dylan Hicks

Lindsey Buckingham is scheduled to perform Wednesday, October 12, at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

Lindsey Buckingham was always the most punk of the soft-rockers. Never mind his following up Fleetwood Mac's Rumours with the weird-as-hell Tusk, recording vocals in the bathroom and trying to get Talking Heads with a marching band on the title track; even his Fleetwood hits are models of stripped-down intensity. "Go Your Own Way" is a driving rocker at its core, and "The Chain" achieves a creeping tension early Cure records would kill for. Buckingham's latest, Seeds We Sow, follows two late-career triumphs, 2006's Under the Skin and 2008's Gift of Screws. Like those records, the album features Buckingham's dexterous guitar work in the forefront, but never sacrifices soul in the face of showiness. Nothing is quite as paranoid or thrilling as his first solo outings, Law and Order and Go Insane, but the songs are warm and immediate, suggesting that Buckingham has balanced the unease that has defined so much of his work with a little hard-earned contentment.

By Jason P. Woodbury

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham at The Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL Oct 5th

Photos by Mark Weaver

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham performing live at the Sunrise Theatre 10/4/11

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Town Hall NYC 9/27/11

Lindsey Buckingham
Town Hall
Sept. 27, 2011
Review by David Chiu

For fans of soaring guitar work as well as personal songs, the show at Town Hall didn’t disappoint.

When Lindsey Buckingham performed two songs from his brilliant 1992 album Out of the Cradle — “All My Sorrows” and “Turn It On”–it was a most welcomed aspect of his show at Town Hall Tuesday night. That is because five years ago during the Under the Skin tour, he performed a terrific set at the same venue-—but no songs from Out of the Cradle (not that I recalled). So it was really refreshing that a few songs from that excellent record became part of this current tour in support of his finest album yet, Seeds We Sow.

Buckingham’s performance at Town Hall of consisted of solo stuff and Fleetwood Mac The first part of the set was just him and his acoustic guitar as showcased his amazing fingerpicking technique on mainly reflective songs such as “Shut Us Down,” reworked versions of early solo hits “Trouble” and “Go Insane,” and the always-dazzling “Big Love.” For this mainly acoustic portion of the show, Buckingham sang with tremendous emotion and passion, especially on “Big Love.”

Continue to the full review at Newsbeats

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Fort Pierce, FL 10/4/11

Lindsey Buckingham starts with the basics, builds momentum at Sunrise Theatre

FORT PIERCE — At 62, Lindsey Buckingham still strums his guitar with agility.

Alone on stage, the former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and guitarist opened his concert at the Sunrise Theatre on Tuesday with acoustic versions of some big hits, such as "Trouble" and "Never Going Back Again."

When his voice went from a melodic humming to shouting the chorus, "I think I'm in trouble," the audience followed with an ovation.

"I thought I would start tonight the way I started, just me and my guitar," Buckingham said, referring to how he learned to play the instrument — by listening to his older brother's rock albums. "One of the things I learned to appreciate is that a child still lives within me."

As his support band went on stage, he played more old songs before moving into his latest and self-released album, "Seeds We Sow," the sixth in his solo career.

Buckingham refers to his post-Fleetwood Mac work as a "small machine" compared to the success of the band that sold millions of albums worldwide.

"There are projects that allow you to follow your heart and inspire you," he said.

Continue to the full review at

By Isadora Rangel
Photo by: Juan Dale

Review(s): Lindsey Buckingham Chicago 9/18/11

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but who says the dog has to learn anything new in the first place?
By Shannon Shriebak

Lindsey Buckingham, guitar legend of the famous ‘70s blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac, obviously has nothing left to learn.

Stopping by the Vic Theatre on the first leg of his "Seeds We Sow" solo tour last Sunday, Buckingham left a venue full of loyal followers in awe of both his impeccably preserved talent and his showman prowess.

Opening acts are unnecessary when it comes to Buckingham's caliber of classic rock royalty, and Sunday night was no exception. Patiently nodding along during his roaring three-minute welcome, Buckingham began the show with a song from his just-released album, "Seeds We Sow." While the song was catchy and rhythmic, the crowd begged for a familiar song to hum along to.

After plowing through a series of newly released songs, Buckingham began digging deep into the Fleetwood Mac catalogue. Dusting off a healthy selection of Fleetwood Mac classics, he constantly kept the audience engaged and singing along.

Redefining old classics by stripping them down to their most bare form to showcase his guitar expertise, Buckingham gave new meaning to singles including "Never Going Back Again" and "Secondhand News."

A highlight of his acoustic set was a long forgotten lo-fi version of pop smash "Go Insane," which was met with overwhelmingly deafening screams from the baby-boomer audience.

Buckingham marked the second half of the show with selections from his new album, supported by a four-man backing band.

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Concert Review: Lindsey Buckingham | September 18, 2011 | Vic Theatre | Chicago, IL
Review and photos by Alex Kluft

Fleetwood Mac's singer, songwriter and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham played an incredible show at the Vic Theater for nearly two hours, in support of his latest solo album, Seeds We Sow, which was released on September 6.

Whether Buckingham’s playing solo acoustic, with Fleetwood Mac, or his own band, he always brings his “A” game to a concert. Although the audience was seated, Lindsey kept bringing everyone to their feet for most of the performance. Even the rain and the Emmys couldn’t stop the concert from selling out.

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Check out Alex Kluft Photography for a full gallery of shots from the night.