“Quite simply, there is no one else like him,” popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, which begins to describe this incredible guitarist’s 40-year career. A solo recording artist since the early 1970s, Legg has achieved international acclaim for his records, clinics, articles, instructional books, compositions, and overall dazzling technique
With his 1990 American recording debut on Guitars & Other Cathedrals, Legg found even greater success across the pond as a regularly touring solo act, headlining and sharing bills with fellow guitarists Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani. Guitar Player named his records Guitar for Mortals and Mrs. Crowe’s Blue Waltz as Best Acoustic Album (1992 & ’93) and Wine, Women & Waltz as Best Overall Guitar Album (1994) in its annual readers’ polls. In addition to his commentaries for “All Things Considered,” the popular public radio news show regularly uses a number of his varied guitar interpretations of its theme music.
Originally from London, Legg was named the “Best Acoustic Fingerstyler” by the readers of Guitar Player four years in a row. Legg’s instrument of choice is a custom-built acoustic/electric crossover made by Bill Puplett. He is known for his altered tunings, capos, and the wry banter he uses to amuse audiences in between songs while on stage.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…kind of cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor,” -Audio Magazine
“There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards. He has enough technique to do just about anything he wants, but also the sensitivity to honor the contours of a melody.” – Philadelphia Enquirer
“Legg is, above all, a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility… Through fast-fingered picking, spontaneously layering parts and occasional ringing harmonics, he sounds like an orchestra.”” – St. Petersburg Times
“the guitar is the most versatile instrument in the world, and nobody demonstrates this better than Adrian Legg.” - Acoustic Guitar