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April 6, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's been named acoustic guitarist of the decade by England's Guitarist magazine and in 1992 and 1993 received acoustic album of the year honors by the readers of Guitar Player magazine. Yet, in conversation, Adrian Legg sounds much more like a social philosopher and freedom fighter than a groundbreaking finger-style guitarist.
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January 25, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're an acoustic-guitar player, you're going to hate Adrian Legg, who performs tonight at the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library. One listen to this guy will have the effect of making you want to smash your guitar into tinder and pick no more. Such is Legg's technical prowess that it's difficult to believe that all that music in his latest album, "Waiting for a Dancer," is discharged from a single guitar and a pair of hands.
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June 19, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At this stage of his career, British guitarist Adrian Legg is a man who still needs an introduction. It's not that the 43-year-old musician is a neophyte. He's released four albums, including the American-issued "Guitars and Other Cathedrals" and the current, critically acclaimed "Guitars for Mortals." He also has performed in the touring bands of country songbird Nanci Griffith and pop chanteuse Tanita Tikaram, and has been featured on the TNN cable network's "Nashville Now" program.
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April 6, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's been named acoustic guitarist of the decade by England's Guitarist magazine and in 1992 and 1993 received acoustic album of the year honors by the readers of Guitar Player magazine. Yet, in conversation, Adrian Legg sounds much more like a social philosopher and freedom fighter than a groundbreaking finger-style guitarist.
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January 25, 1997 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're an acoustic-guitar player, you're going to hate Adrian Legg, who performs tonight at the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library. One listen to this guy will have the effect of making you want to smash your guitar into tinder and pick no more. Such is Legg's technical prowess that it's difficult to believe that all that music in his latest album, "Waiting for a Dancer," is discharged from a single guitar and a pair of hands.
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January 19, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
The blues duo of Cephas & Wiggins will be in concert Friday at the La Sala Auditorium of the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library. Two performances, at 7 and 9 p.m., mark the start of San Juan Capistrano Multicultural Arts Series. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Cephas and Wiggins are past winners of the W.C. Handy Award for best traditional blues album of the year. On Saturday, solo guitarist Adrian Legg will give two shows, at 7 and 9 p.m.
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February 4, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Martin Simpson must feel like a pinball right about now. Though hardly a household name, the bluesy, folk-based guitarist ricochets around the world. Before participating in last weekend's International Music Products Assn. convention in Los Angeles, Simpson had just returned from a weeklong stint at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.
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February 5, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Muriel Anderson has a brand-new, self-released compact disc of original music for guitar and cello titled "Theme for Two Friends." To support it, this finger-style guitarist has embarked on a brief California tour with cellist Julie Adams. Anderson's trek includes a stopover tonight at Shade Tree Stringed Instruments in Laguna Niguel. But the unusual story behind this classical-leaning program goes back a ways. Quite a ways.
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June 10, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO
As so often happens with worthy local attractions that develop into major public events, the Michelob Street Scene is experiencing some growing pains. As the two-day music-and-food festival gears up for its ninth annual installment (lineups for the Sept.
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August 3, 2001 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A delightful discovery, a little humor, and a chance to breathe and reflect--that's an awful lot to pack into a 10-second snippet of music. Especially one nestled in the middle of a news program. "All Things Considered," the afternoon newsmagazine on National Public Radio, features two hours daily of headlines and features.
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June 20, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At this stage of his career, British guitarist Adrian Legg is a man who still needs an introduction. It's not that the 43-year-old musician is a neophyte. He's released four albums, including the American-issued "Guitars and Other Cathedrals" and the current, critically acclaimed "Guitars for Mortals." He also has performed in the touring bands of country songbird Nanci Griffith and pop chanteuse Tanita Tikaram, and has been featured on the TNN cable network's "Nashville Now" program.
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