Description and review of a recent Adrian Legg acoustic guitar concert at the B Street Theatre at the Sofia in Midtown Sacramento.
Who is Adrian Legg? He is a very accomplished British acoustic guitarist who has been called “impossible to categorize”. After attending a recent Adrian Legg concert I can understand why.
Watching and listening to Legg, a resident of London, was a most enjoyable way to spend the evening. He has a unique fingerstyle way of playing, and his music spans a variety of styles.
I was very interested to observe Legg, during one song in particular, continually “tuning” the strings of his guitar. Researching Legg afterwards, I learned that he is well known for using this technique to create his “signature sound”.
My research also revealed that Legg is much more than an accomplished musician. As I read the list of his endeavors and accomplishments it became evident to me that while I may not have been familiar with him all serious guitar players likely would be.
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Legg is a musician and storyteller, sharing with the audience what he was thinking and feeling when he composed a particular song. His storytelling included personal stories of his life that were sprinkled with wry observations on a variety of topics – many of which resulted in a smile and/or chuckle of appreciation from the audience.
At one point I asked my friend if she would describe his wit as a “dry” and she instead suggested that “British” would be a better description. I agreed.
Legg has released numerous albums over the last 40+ years which I understand include his commentary and the stories behind the songs that he performs – an added bonus in my opinion.
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