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Preston's picks: Lindsey Buckingham; Indigo Girls and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Posted 10:23am on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham at Cendera Center

These days, Lindsey Buckingham seems to prefer the quiet storms. His solo output, including last year's effort, Seeds We Sow, leans heavily on finger-picked acoustic guitar and hushed, intimate vocals, which can build to a low boil. Not that his days in Fleetwood Mac were legendary for their bombast (well, perhaps his contributions to Tusk), but the legendarily intense Buckingham has mellowed into an introspective singer-songwriter with an affinity for left-field sonics. He'll be served well by the cozy Cendera Center and its terrific acoustics. This current solo jaunt helps Buckingham pass the time before a reported Fleetwood Mac reunion, set for next year.

8 p.m. Friday. Cendera Center, Fort Worth. $35-$75.

Indigo Girls and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, better known to millions of fans as the Indigo Girls, aren't messing around for their inaugural symphonic tour. The pair drafted composers Sean O'Loughlin and Stephen Barber to comb through the singer-songwriters' back catalog, up to and including the Girls' most recent LP, Beauty Queen Sister, and create fresh orchestral charts for the pair's sturdy folk-pop songs. The Indigo Girls will collaborate with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra during their stop in North Texas, providing an opportunity for fans to hear familiar tunes in a fresh context. (The Girls will also perform a few songs sans strings.)

8 p.m. Wednesday. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. $30-$105.

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