Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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.

Continue to DePaulia University Newspaper for the full review - The DePaulia

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.

Continue to the full review at Vintage Rock

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

DATE CHANGE: Stevie Nicks Mountain Winery Show Moved To Oct 6th from Oct 5th - Inclement Weather

Stevie Nicks Concert Moved to October 6th from October 5th  

Concert moved due to inclement weather.  All tickets for October 5th honored at the door on October 6th.

Candid Photo of Lindsey Buckingham... Jacksonville, FL 10/3/11

Just prior to a late day soundcheck yesterday in Jacksonville, FL, Lindsey stopped to sign a few things before rushing into the theatre.
Photo by: elle llewellyn
Lindsey Live in Jacksonville, FL - October 3, 2011
Below Photos by Woody Huband

Monday, October 03, 2011

Stevie Nicks Sighting - at Neiman's Photo by: @marcolabelle

Stevie Nicks was spotted today at Neiman's at one of the makeup counters... I'm assuming in LA... Cool!

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Durham, NC Oct 1st

Continue to the full review + really great photos HERE

Born on this day.... LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM!!! Happy Birthday Lindsey!!

Lindsey Buckingham turns 62 today (October 3rd)
All the best!!... Have a good show in Jacksonville, FL tonight
and keep on doing what you do!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Photos / Video: Big Love for Lindsey Buckingham in Durham, NC last night

Lindsey Buckingham at The Carolina Theatre 
Durham, NC October 1, 2011
Just a few pics, but really awesome just the same... Check out the gallery of shots from last nights show in Durham, NC
Photos by Nicholas D'Amato


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Blondie and The Cars - Ageless on new albums

Veteran rock artists like Lindsey Buckingham prove ageless on new albums
By Joe Szczechowski
Delconews Network

If there’s anything more difficult than achieving success in popular music, it’s sustaining that success. The overwhelming majority of artists and bands never sign to a national record label. Only a small percentage of signed artists ever sell enough music to make the charts. Of those that do, the majority make their mark and disappear with careers that last less than five years. For that reason alone, artists and bands that have enjoyed careers lasting 10, 20 or 30 years and more deserve respect and attention.

Rock and pop music is primarily marketed to and created by young people. With a few exceptions, established artists who pass middle age and continue to create music are often overlooked or ignored. Ironically, while the artists may be aging, their music remains ageless. Over the last few months, a wealth of "classic" rock and pop stars released new, notable albums that belied the age of their creators and deserved an audience.

In case you missed them, here are four of the best:

Panic of Girls; Blondie (Eleven Seven/EMI)
Move like This; The Cars (Hear Music)

In Your Dreams; Stevie Nicks (Reprise) –In the press release accompanying In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks’ first album in 10 years, Nicks is quoted as saying: “This was one of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve had making a record. It is the first album that I have had this kind of collaboration since the making of Rumours. It was everything I always wished making a record would be.” Since major-label releases by major artists are often accompanied by their fair share of hype, it was clear that the album was being marketed as a “return to form” for Nicks.

Surprisingly, In Your Dreams not only meets expectations; it surpasses them. Nicks’ solo work outside of Fleetwood Mac has always been uneven. She’s capable of writing some of rock music’s most poetic lyrics and matching them to memorable melodies, but she seemed to thrive best in Fleetwood Mac’s group environment, where her individual musical excesses were reined in.

In Your Dreams was written and recorded at Nicks’ Los Angeles home and is co-produced by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette). Perhaps Stewart’s guiding hand was needed to extract this gem from Nicks. She literally sounds reborn – her voice is as clear and strong as it was on anything she ever sang with Fleetwood Mac.

Most of the material on the album was written over the past few years, but some songs – like the album’s first single, “Secret Love” and the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired “Annabel Lee” – date back as far as the early 70s.

Album highlights include “For What It’s Worth,” an acoustic mid-tempo ballad that’s as good as anything on Tusk, the aforementioned “Secret Love” and the up-tempo title track, which proves Nicks can indeed still “rock a little.”

Elsewhere, Nicks draws inspiration from literary sources in “Wild Sargasso Sea” (from the book and movie of the same name) and “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” (inspired by the film New Moon), as well as places in “New Orleans” and “Italian Summer” and events in “Soldier's Angel.”

With only a few slight missteps, In Your Dreams might be Stevie Nicks’ most consistently strong album to date.


Seeds We Sow; Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham Records) – Ever since the modern incarnation of Fleetwood Mac rose to popularity in the mid-70s, the band’s most valuable player has been Lindsey Buckingham. Buckingham’s contributions – solid songwriting, emotional vocals, fluid, finger-style guitar playing, and state-of-the-art production – are largely responsible for making albums like Rumors and Tusk the pop music milestones they are.

All of those attributes align once again on Buckingham’s new solo album, Seeds We Sow. While it’s by no means a stripped-down acoustic set (the route Buckingham took for the most part on Under the Skin), Seeds We Sow has a very intimate feel to it. It’s an album that’s meant to be listened to with headphones – the better to appreciate every detail of Buckingham’s musical tapestry.

Buckingham is an excellent traditional pop songwriter, but what sets his music apart from the crowd is the unexpected, sometimes quirky layers he adds to his songs – the echo effect in “Stars Are Crazy” or the intense vocal surge on the chorus of “On Our Own Time.”

Fans of Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac contributions or his earliest solo work will find much to like on Seeds We Sow. Songs like “Gone Too Far,” “Illumination,” and especially “That's the Way Love Goes” would have fit well on Fleetwood Mac albums of the late 70s and early 80s. It helps that Buckingham’s voice hasn’t lost any of its range or power, and also that his guitar playing remains top-notch. He shows off his trademark finger-style playing throughout the album, and even pulls out a terrific shredding solo on “One Take.”

With “Seeds We Sow,” Buckingham has created an album that will be appreciated by Fleetwood Mac fans, Lindsey Buckingham fans, and if there’s any justice, lots of new fans.


Parade Magazine: Lindsey Buckingham... Magazine Scan

Lindsey Buckingham in today's issue (October 2, 2011) 
of Parade Magazine 
Thanks ellellew

Review: Lindsey Buckingham - Glenside, PA Sept 22 (Philadelphia)

Lindsey Buckingham at the Keswick
By: Mark Wolverton
Broadstreet Review

Nostalgia can be a dangerous thing, especially when it comes to music. The songs and albums that speak to the core of our being when we’re passionate and volatile youngsters make an imprint on the soul and heart that never quite goes away-- even when the bands break up in rancor, retire, sell their beloved tunes to corporations for TV commercials, overdose in Parisian bathtubs, or just fade into oblivion.

So when those icons of one’s youth return decades later with new music and new performances, the apprehension can be overwhelming.

Real-life soap opera
Lindsey Buckingham made his mark in the 1970s both as the guitarist and one of the three singer-songwriters of Fleetwood Mac. That group’s history is one of rock music’s most famous soap operas, a saga of intra-band romance and intrigue that the group’s members channeled into their greatest artistic works, such as the classic album, Rumours.

Buckingham, weary of the strife and eager to pursue other musical interests in a solo career, left the group in 1987. The songs from his latest album, Seeds We Sow, are indeed more intimate and restrained than his Fleetwood Mac work, reflecting a greater self-awareness and maturity, as he explained to the Keswick audience.

He began his show quietly, performing a set of some of his most famous songs (“Big Love,” “Never Going Back Again,” “Trouble,” “Go Insane”), armed only with an acoustic guitar and his powerful voice, giving the tunes a fresh interpretative spin that highlighted their essential power and emotion. It was a gutsy move for an artist who’s somewhat infamous for his affinity for studio trickery and sonic manipulations. 

Time machine
But soon enough, Buckingham transformed the Keswick from a quiet nightclub into a rock arena, bringing in a three-piece band (drummer, guitarist, and guitarist/bassist/keyboardist) to ramp up the intensity both on his newer solo work and his Fleetwood Mac hits.  He proved his legendary guitar chops with his transcendent soloing on “I’m So Afraid,” displayed an uncanny talent for showmanship and musical arrangement on a spooky version of “Tusk,” and pulled out all the stops to close the main set with his signature song, “Go Your Own Way.”

Lindsey Buckingham managed to transform the Keswick into a melodic time machine that, for a couple of hours at least, made their fans feel 20 years old again.  Not a bad achievement for a guy in his 60s.