Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An Intimate Evening with Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, June 2nd at 8PM.

Lindsey Buckingham has accomplished almost everything that can be done in rock ‘n’ roll, earning a spot in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with Fleetwood Mac, winning countless awards, selling out venues around the world, and helping define the sound of rock for the last 3 decades. He’s the predominant musical force behind such Mac albums as Rumours and the innovative Tusk, and has created a critically acclaimed body of solo work that yielded the hits, “Trouble,” “Go Insane,” and “Holiday Road.”  Now married with three kids Buckingham recently released his sixth solo album, Seeds We Sow.  It follows 2006’s Under The Skin and 2008’s Gift Of Screws, both albums that he toured behind including shows at the Calvin Theatre which were universally raved about.

Buckingham is a veteran of the stage and it shows.  And yet while he presents a career-long selection of songs in concert, it never once feels like an attempt to capture past glories. He's as vital and inspired now as ever, if not even more so after decades of  living and making music.

He's an admirer of up and coming bands like Phoenix, the Dirty Projectors, and Arcade Fire and you can hear it in his newest music. After 30 years signed to Warner Bros., he is now an indie artist, releasing Seeds We Sow on his own. Where some artists who’ve been in the confines of a major for most of their adult life might find the change intimidating, Buckingham is embracing his new role as a DIY artist. “I’ve lived a double creative life. On the one hand there’s the large mainstream machine of Fleetwood Mac and on the other hand, the small esoteric machine of solo work. Warner Bros. never fully embraced or supported that small machine. What happens when you pull away from the corporate mentality is that suddenly you’re able to deal with people who are free to appreciate your work for what it is without the constraints of politics,” he says. "....I have a lot of tools in my musical vocabulary from which to draw that are again the product of the choices I’ve made. It’s on my own terms. This is very much from the inside out and I hope I never stop doing that.”

Tickets for Lindsey Buckingham at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Saturday, June 2nd at 8PM are $45 and $35 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com

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