Review: Lindsey Buckingham fills Clearwater's tiny Capitol Theatre with fans, world-class guitar skills
How's this for an intimate show: A virtuoso guitarist and singer-songwriter performing some of his biggest hits (and a slew of intricate new ones) in a sterling setting that holds just 437 people?
That was the case Wednesday night at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, where Fleetwood Mac honcho Lindsey Buckingham brought his world-class guitar skills (and a few old hits, such as Go Your Own Way) to the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Sean Daly was there, too, and he writes:
The acoustics are crazy good at the Capitol, a dream spot for a studio wonk like Buckingham, who demands a sterling canvas for his trickery. He'd eventually bring three players out to join him, adding even more trippy layers. You'd pay attention at first, then, like Alice down the rabbit hole, you'd zoom off in your buzzy brain only to be dragged back by his "Ooh yeah!" yelps and euphoric guitar faces.
A little frazzled by the size and in-your-lap closeness of the venue, the rock icon would get distracted at times, the glare off his guitars bouncing around the teeny room. "It's like a death ray!" he laughed. "I'll have to be careful where I point that."
Photo: Douglas R. Clifford, tbt*