ELGIN – Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform Friday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.
The performance will begin at 8 p.m. at the Blizzard Theater in Building H, the ECC Arts Center, on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive.
Lindley combines American folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy and Turkish musical sources. Mixed with his unique brand of humor is the arsenal of stringed instruments that he plays during his performances, such as Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitars, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud and Irish bouzouki.
In 1971, he joined forces with Jackson Browne, serving as Browne's most significant musical co-conspirator until 1981. He also has worked with legendary guitarist Ry Cooder and founded El Rayo-X, a band that integrates American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence.
Tickets for the performance are $29. Tickets for all performances in the ECC Arts Center are available online at tickets.elgin.edu, at the ECC box office in the Arts Center, or by phone at 847-622-0300. Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.