Jeremy Spencer was the co-founder of Fleetwood Mac who could make his guitar do just about anything. But in 1971 after growing tensions, he left the Mac prior to an LA show and began his decades-long involvement with the religious sect the Children of God, a.k.a. the Family, a.k.a. a pathway to troubling Google search results. (Spencer even recorded a little-known but collectible album called Jeremy Spencer and the Children.) Intermittent solo work and plenty of world travel followed, with the 2012 release of his Bend In the Road inspiring a rare US tour—that was torpedoed after visa issues. But two years, one new album (called Coventry Blue) and one halfway-through Kickstarter later, he’s ready to play the States, starting at Long Beach’s Fingerprints.
Wed., Feb. 12, 7 p.m., 2014