Lindsey Buckingham reaps what he sows 

Fans can argue the point till the cows come home. But the cold, hard truth of the matter is that Lindsey Buckingham has always been — and continues to be — the real brains and heartbeat behind Fleetwood Mac.

Want proof?

Look no further than “Tusk,” the band’s inventive 1979 two-disc set, wherein Buckingham followed his punk rock muse and tracked his own songs in his DIY home studio before returning to band sessions to oversee the other members’ material. So it’s no surprise that the Grammy-winning guitarist has returned to his old atavistic ways with “Seeds We Sow,” his new sixth solo album that streets on Sept. 6.

For “Seeds,” Buckingham took DIY to its ultimate zenith. He not only wrote and performed every note of the record himself, he produced and mixed it all, as well.

A first single, “In Our Own Time,” is already on the way. Even cooler? We can claim the guy as one of our own. Long before he and his Buckingham Nicks partner Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac and went on to sell over 100 million albums, then flew solo with 1981’s surreal “Law And Order” debut, he hailed from Palo Alto.

Recently, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer received a coveted Les Paul Award, plus ASCAP’s Golden Note Award. And he’s also launching a 31-city North American tour, which hits San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom on Oct. 19.

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