Listen to Fleetwood Mac hits at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney | Recent news
By RICK BROWN, Yard Light Media
KEARNEY – When Kim Williams takes the stage to recreate the music of Fleetwood Mac, she turns to the influence of Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham to help define the sound.
“We tend to stick to the days when Stevie and Lindsay joined the band in the mid-1970s,” Williams said. “We have a part of the show where the guys do their own performance, just the three guys, where they play a Peter Green mix of ‘Oh Well’ and ‘Black Magic Woman’, a song that a lot of people think is a song. by Santana, but it’s a Fleetwood Mac tune.
Performing a concert of Fleetwood Mac music requires careful planning since the band started out as a hard rock and blues quartet with psychedelic influences in London in 1967. A decade later the band, as a quintet, explored the themes pop and found success on commercials. radio with singles like “Go Your Own Way”, “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun”.
Williams notes that with the addition of Nicks and Buckingham in 1975, the group changed its tone and direction.
“They brought a little more pop sensibility to the group,” she said. “Vocally, Lindsay and Stevie are quite unique. I think it changed the sound quite a bit when they joined. Between the songwriting and the vocalization, I really think they changed things up a bit.