Whenever the phrase “musician’s musician” gets tossed around, it’s easy to assume the the artist in question is likely to be unfamiliar to the general public. That’s the case with David Lindley, a longtime session player and sideman with Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Curtis Mayfield, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Terry Reid, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan and ever more, plus he has had his own band, El Rayo X. Older music fans might remember Jackson Browne’s “Stay,” which featured Lindley singing the high falsetto part. Noted for playing “cheap” guitars, he is also a mega multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. He’s on tour and will be at Headliners on May 21. Tickets are $20.
Here’s him singing “Mercury Blues”: