Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham performed before an enthusiastic, sold out crowd at Headliners Music Hall Tuesday night. And while it may have been a one-man show – he rocked the house like a full band.
Buckingham took the stage at 8 pm and for the next hour and fifteen minutes made it very clear he is one with the guitar. In fact, he was one with a steady stream of guitars switching them out between nearly every song in a fast-paced, high energy show both he and the crowd truly enjoyed. Time and again, Buckingham demonstrated his mastery of the instrument whether using the fingerpicking style he made famous on the acoustic, or rocking out on an electric guitar. At one point, one fan noted, “He really gets into it!”
The crowd was so strong and responsive throughout the show – Buckingham raised his guitar several times in appreciation and acknowledgement.
He played a number of songs he’s written and recorded as a solo artist like “Trouble” and “Seeds We Sow,” as well as Fleetwood Mac favorites such as “Never Going Back Again” and “Looking for Love.” All were very well-received, but it was “Go Your Own Way,” that had everyone singing along.
It’s hard to believe Buckingham has been playing music for more than 40 years and turned 63 in October. Thanks to his energy and intensity on stage however, age doesn’t seem to be a factor.
He says he’s enjoyed doing this solo tour and towards the end of the show referenced how the big machine (playing in a band like Fleetwood Mac) and the small machine (his individual solo efforts) work together. He said it’s the smaller endeavors, like the one-man show in Louisville, that keeps him aspiring to be an artist. And he thanked the crowd for being a part of that.
Buckingham has just released his first ever solo acoustic album titled, “Lindsey Buckingham: One Man Show,” now available on iTunes. It was recorded during a September 1st stop on the tour in Des Moines, Iowa.
Photos: Courtesy of Marcus Volz