One-man band

Ever heard a saz, a chumbus, an oud or a bouzouki? No, these aren’t exotic birds but rather the kind of musical instruments David Lindley has been known to play. He might play some of these instruments when he performs at the outdoor concert “Live Under the Stars.” In 1967, Lindley formed the band Kaleidoscope, a group that helped pioneer the style now known as world music. Since then, Lindley has been combining elements from American folk, blues and bluegrass with music from African, Asian and other cultures. In the 1980s, he formed the group El Rayo X, which combined American roots music, world beat and reggae. While he has released two solo albums, Lindley has recorded many albums with artists such as the late Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and Wally Ingram, with whom he recorded his latest work, 2003’s Twango Bango III. In addition to being a talented multi-instrumentalist, he’s also known for entertaining his audiences with his wacky sense of humor, uncanny vocal mimicry and colorful polyester outfits. Lindley hits the stage at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 4 at the parking lot located behind Adele’s, 1112 N. Carson St., Carson City. Tickets are $25-$30. Call (800) 216-0891 x123 or visit—Kelley Lang