Saturday, June 09, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Baltimore June 14th. UPGRADE Your Tickets to Meet & Greet

Meet and Greet Upgrade Option 
Added to Baltimore Show

**For current ticket holders only.** Meet and Greet with Lindsey Buckingham after the show. He will give autographs and take photos with you.

Current ticket holders to Lindsey's show in Baltimore on June 14th now have the option to upgrade their General Admission tickets to General Admission + Meet and Greet tickets for an additional $93.00 ($57.00 + $93.00 = $150.00). OR if you haven't bought tickets to the show YET, select the option at the bottom of the page General Admission - Meet and Greet.

Apparently an email was sent to current ticket holders giving them the option to upgrade using Promo Code EBLAST. On Ticketfly key in Promo Code EBLAST then click "Apply Code" and the option to upgrade your tickets will appear.

If you have any problems, call the venue at:  410-244-0057.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Photos: Lindsey Buckingham Live in Ridgefield, CT June 6th

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Ridgefield, CT 
June 6, 2012 - Ridgefield Playhouse 
Beautiful shots taken by Photographer Jeff Butchen 

Fleetwood Mac guitarist, singer ushered in new era

Guitarist and singer Bob Welch, whose work in the early 1970s for Fleetwood Mac set the stage for the band’s multiplatinum success later in the decade has died at the age of 66.

As a singer and guitarist for the group, Mr. Welch was lesser known than the pair who replaced him — Mr. Welch left the band in 1974, and his departure set the stage for Fleetwood Mac’s hit-making lineup when Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were hired to take his place.

That would become the group’s most successful lineup, releasing the 1975 album “Fleetwood Mac” and “Rumours,” the band’s acclaimed 1977 hit album.

“My era was the bridge era,” 
Mr. Welch told the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1998, after he was excluded from the Fleetwood Mac lineup inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “It was a transition. But it was an important period in the history of the band. Mick Fleetwood dedicated a whole chapter of his biography to my era of the band and credited me with ‘saving Fleetwood Mac.’ Now they want to write me out of the history of the group.”

Mr. Welch went solo and scored a top 20 hit in 1977 with “Ebony Eyes.” The album from which it was culled, “French Kiss,” featured a number of former Fleetwood Mac members, as well as a rendition of “Sentimental Lady,” a song originally recorded with Fleetwood Mac but reworked by Mr. Welch.  Over the next six years Mr. Welch released five more studio albums, but none was as successful as his debut.

He continued to record music for the next two decades; his final album was “His Fleetwood Mac Years and Beyond, Vol. 2.”

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Mick Fleetwood tells Reuters Bob Welch's suicide "incredibly out of character"

Mick Fleetwood, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac and Welch's manager during his solo career, had remained in close contact with his former band mate over the years and told Reuters that Welch's suicide was "incredibly out of character."
Bob Welch and Mick Fleetwood - 1978 (Photo by Neal Preston)
"He was a very, very profoundly intelligent human being and always in good humor, which is why this is so unbelievably shocking," he said.

"He was a huge part of our history which sometimes gets forgotten ... mostly his legacy would be his songwriting abilities that he brought to Fleetwood Mac, which will survive all of us," Fleetwood said.

"If you look into our musical history, you'll see a huge period that was completely ensconced in Bob's work."


Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks told The Associated Press that Welch's death hit her hard

Longtime Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks told The Associated Press that Welch's death hit her hard.
California Jam 1978 (Ontario, California)

"The death of Bob Welch is devastating ... I had many great times with him after Lindsey and I joined Fleetwood Mac. He was an amazing guitar player — he was funny, sweet — and he was smart. I am so very sorry for his family and for the family of Fleetwood Mac — so, so sad ..."

Founding member Mick Fleetwood did not immediately respond to e-mails from The Associated Press

Oh No!! Former Fleetwood Mac Member Bob Welch Dead at 65

Former Fleetwood Mac Member Bob Welch Dead at 65 Guitarist committed suicide in his Nashville home

Former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 65, the Associated Press reports. Welch was found dead by his wife in their Nashville home today just after noon. According to Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron, the musician had been dealing with health issues recently and left a suicide note.

Welch was a guitarist and vocalist in Fleetwood Mac from 1971 until 1974. He joined the group along with Christine and John McVie, and helped establish a more melodic direction for the band after the departure of guitarist Peter Green. He was the sole guitarist on Heroes Are Hard to Find, which was his last record with the band. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the group shortly after Welch's exit.

Welch went on to pursue a solo career, with Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood serving as his manager well into the Eighties. He scored a handful of hits, including "Sentimental Lady," a cut featuring backing vocals by Buckingham and Christine McVie, in 1977, and "Ebony Eyes" in 1978.


I'm stunned and shocked at todays news... Such a pivotal & important player in the early days of Fleetwood Mac.  His departure from the group made way for Stevie and Lindsey to join.

Bob was part of Fleetwood Mac's 1971 album "Future Games", 1972's "Bare Trees", 1973's "Penguin" 1973's "Mystery To Me" and 1974's "Heroes Are Hard To Find"

We owe him a lot!  We've lost two former members in this year alone!  Today is a sad day.  RIP Bob Welch.

Review: Lindsey Buckingham B.B. King Blues Club - June 5th

Lindsey Buckingham: Going Solo on 42nd Street
by: Katie Handlon

Tuesday night, Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham graced the stage at B.B. King Blues Club for an evening of intricate and powerful solo work, sprinkled with a dash of Fleetwood folk-rock.

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Ridgefield, CT - Lindsey Buckingham "Seeds We Sow"

Live in Ridgefield, CT
June 6, 2012
"Seeds We Sow"

Last tune in Ridgefield last night.  Requests being shouted out from the audience, "Tusk" being one of them.  Lindsey says he can't take requests now but next time he promises to and says that "this is just the first stage of this thing,  there is a lot of potential".

More from the show: Trouble |  Big Love | Never Going Back Again

Press Release: “Rythym of A Rose” Art Exhibition by Mick Fleetwood

“Rythym of A Rose” Art Exhibition by Mick Fleetwood.

MOUCHE GALLERY Beverly Hills Grand Opening 

Opening Champagne Reception for the Artist:
June 18th-6-8PM

June 18th-25th Exclusively at Mouche Gallery

Mouche Gallery
340 N Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

Few individuals rise to the incredible atmospheric status of international celebrity. Through incomparable talent in artistic, political, literary, scientific, and athletic endeavors, it seems that these people are truly “gifted”. We have found that many of the world’s great public figures are also exquisite fine artists. After searching for the treasure, we have assembled a stunning collection of works of art at Mouche Gallery from these celebrities and public figures. Some have achieved broad recognition among art critics. Many remain unknown, awaiting discovery. All are remarkable and extraordinary. There has never been a presentation that has featured these significant works of art… until now.

On June 18th Mouche Gallery spotlights one of these legendary artists, Mick Fleetwood, and invites you to take a closer look of the beauty surrounding us, making the overlooked visible, giving breath to the life of a rose. As the drummer and co-founder of the iconic band Fleetwood Mac, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mick has traveled the world observing our planet from a very unique point of view.  “The world of nature is something I have always been passionate about and it has been a huge inspiration for my photographs. The camera lens is like a magic window that transports me into a secret world. In that world I observe shapes and details that I might not generally see even though the subjects are right before my eyes. I am fascinated by the intricate structure and design found in nature, and through my photography I hope to unveil this invisible world that sometimes goes unnoticed.”  -Mick Fleetwood


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Announced Today: Mark Cohn added as Special Guest on Stevie Nicks Tour

Mark Cohn has been added as Stevie's Special Guest on a number of upcoming east coast dates... 

Date with Stevie:
June 29th - Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)
June 30th - Holmdel, NJ
July 2nd - New York City, NY
July 3rd - Hershey, Pa
July 10th - Boston, MA

"Walking in Memphis" immediately pops into my head when I think of Mark Cohn... Great tune!

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Live in NYC - B.B. King Blues Club June 5th

Photographer unknown
Lindsey Buckingham Live in New York City
June 5, 2012 - B.B. King Blues Club
Reviewed by: Jay Rubin

"Whenever you go see a member of a landmark band out on the road in a solo setting there exists certain expectations on both sides of the fence. For the singer-songwriter it’s hope that the audience will support their current work apart from the entity which made them notable. On the flip side, some members of the audience anxiously wonder whether the talent will omit certain hits from the set that connected them to said artist in the first place. On Tuesday night, Fleetwood Mac founding member Lindsey Buckhingham took to the stage of Manhattan’s B.B. King’s Blues Club for the second of two sold out nights and literally bull-dozed any of these expectations immediately. was front and center for a show that beautifully married his prolific work with Fleetwood Mac and his much beloved solo efforts."


- Check these photos by Dino Perrucci Photography
- Also photos by New York Photographer Matt Borowick

Brace Yourself - Lindsey Buckingham "Rock Away Blind" Live in NYC

Lindsey Buckingham Live - B.B. King Blues Club
New York City, NY - June 5, 2012

Wow!... On the second night at The B.B. King Blues Club last night in New York City, Lindsey takes a detour away from his usual setlist and treats the audience to "Rock Away Blind" by request!  "Rock Away Blind" has never been played live except for once instance back on November 4, 2011 during his appearance at the 92Y event.  The song is a great album track, one of my favourites and sounds pretty fantastic for an unrehearsed moment up on stage... Lindsey says at the end of the video that his sound man is probably going "what the fuck was that?"

A couple of other things to note is Lindsey says at the beginning of this video that he's not ready to do it yet but he's thinking on the next leg (of the tour) he'll start taking requests.  That would be really cool if he did and would really shake up the live show setlist.  Whether his remark on "the next leg" is confirmation of more dates beyond June 16th, I'm not sure, but it looks like it's part of his plan and backs up what was in earlier press releases saying more dates around the country were to follow.

Thank you to those that requested Lindsey play this... and a BIG thank you to tgrpaws for capturing it on film!

Also, check out "Come" from the first night at B.B.Kings here

Next up for Lindsey is tonight in Ridgefield, CT at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Tickets available here