ORANGE — Lindsey Buckingham may have performed a solo showcase Sunday night, but the Lutcher Theater rocked from start to finish.
Lindsey Buckingham, the well-known singer, songwriter, musician and member of Fleetwood Mac, opened the 2012-2013 season with a concert inside the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange, Texas.
The talented performer, listed as the 100th best guitarist in the world by Rolling Stone magazine, dazzled fans in attendance with his powerful, and still impressive, vocals and his even more impressive finger-picking guitar skills.
The large crowd featured fans from as far away as San Antonio, Texas, and Lafayette, La., as well as many local and area patrons, such as Mark and Caroline Crawford of Lake Charles, La., who made their first-ever trip to the Lutcher Theater.
“I’ve been a long-term Lindsey Buckingham fan,” said Mark Crawford. “He’s my favorite guitarist of all-time, and I can’t believe I’ve never seen him in concert. I’ve been really excited about this evening for some time.”
His wife, Caroline, agreed.
“We are constantly traveling between Houston and New Orleans for culture,” she said as she started laughing. “But when we found out about this concert we made a baby-sitter come watch our child.”
Buckingham’s 13-song, 75-minute performance was nothing short of brilliant as he performed a variety of material from his six solo albums, along with four Fleetwood Mac songs for good measure.
The concert featured a awesome mix of material from Buckingham’s entire career. He opened the show with solo song “Cast Away Dreams,” but quickly offered fans a taste of Fleetwood Mac material with “Bleed to Love Her” from the legendary act’s 2003 release, “Say You Will.” He also performed the song “Come” from the same disc.
Along with impressive solo material such as “Go Insane,” “Shut Us Down,” and “Trouble,” it was the song “Never Going Back Again” which elicited the biggest response from the crowd for the night.
Buckingham even ventured back into his pre-Fleetwood Mac career with a magnificent performance of the song, “Stephanie,” which was released on the 1973 Buckingham Nicks album. No night could be complete without the Buckingham-penned, Fleetwood Mac classic “Go Your Own Way” and the 1987 hit, “Big Love.”
Cast Away Dreams
Bleed to Love Her
Not to Late
Shut Us Down
Never Going Back Again
I’m So Afraid
Go Your Own Way
Seeds We Sow