On this mix of mutant reggae, twisted boogie, droning modal improv, and detuned blues riffage, stringed-instrument wizard David Lindley and wily percussionist Wally Ingram sound like a full band. Whether fingerpicking a lap-slide acoustic or jamming on a fretless oud, Lindley plays loose and greasy, yet never wavers from the groove. Culled from shows in Germany and Switzerland, this live set includes wacky Lindley originals (“When a Guy Gets Boobs” and “Catfood Sandwiches”) sprinkled among traditional gems (“Little Sadie” and “Lazy Farmer Boy”) and
rootsy covers of Jerry Lee Lewis and Professor Longhair songs. As a picker, Lindley is as serious as they come. As a singer and lyricist, he’s a total nut. It’s an awesome combination.