David Lindley On Mountain Stage

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David Lindley performed on Mountain Stage.

David Lindley performed on Mountain Stage.

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SET LIST

  • "Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn"
  • "Seminole Bingo"
  • "Brothers Under the Bridge"
  • "Copperhead Road"
  • "Soul of a Man"
  • "I Put a Spell on You" (Performed by Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage band)

The musical palette of multi-instrumentalist David Lindley is as varied and eccentric as his colorful onstage apparel. He made a name for himself as an accompanist to long-standing luminaries such as Jackson Browne, Rod Stewart, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Amy Grant and The Bangles, among others. He led his own band, El Rayo-X, as a champion of world music and ethnic instruments, combining reggae with American roots and folk.

For this intimate Mountain Stage performance, Lindley brought several stringed instruments, including a Hawaiian lap-steel guitar and a traditional Middle Eastern oud. His eclectic tastes are further demonstrated in his song choices. He performs songs by Warren Zevon (a frequent Lindley collaborator), Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and Blind Willie Johnson.

With a song choice to suite Lindley's diverse tastes, Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage band chose the Screamin' Jay Hawkins number "I Put a Spell on You" to round out this performance.

This segment originally ran Oct. 21, 2008.

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