Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording Guitars and Other Cathedrals , Adrian Legg has more than lived up to the expectations stirred by an ongoing avalanche of praise from critics, fans, top guitar magazines and peers alike. Guitar wizard Joe Satriani once said, “He's simply the best acoustic guitar player I've ever heard…he plays like he has hammers for fingers.” The genius that the Boston Globe has called “technical brilliance paired with a troubadour's tale-weaving skill” led him from 1993-96 to be voted Best Fingerstyle Guitarist four years straight by the readers of Guitar Player magazine.
On Legg's newest release, Dead Bankers, he blends his extraordinary virtuosity on the acoustic and electric guitar with a colorful mix of gentle contemplative ballads, snappy and percussive jams, rock-edged electricity and hints of folk music, Irish jig and traditional church music influences.
The accolades have come nonstop since Guitars and Other Cathedrals, the first of five releases on Relativity Records, tweaked the ears of guitar fans everywhere in 1990. 1993's Wine, Women and Waltz was selected by the readers of Guitar Player magazine as Best Overall Guitar Album in the 1994 Reader's Poll. He earned Best Acoustic Album in this same poll in 1992 and 1993, respectively, for Guitar For Mortals (1992) and Mrs. Crowe's Blue Waltz (1993). Readers of England's Guitarist magazine voted Legg Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade in the magazine's 10th anniversary poll.