MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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“Every guitar slide, breathy harmony and note is Nashville-quality.” - Vancouver Province
“Ten perfect songs gathering together on one album reminding us that albums can be good from start to finish." - Mossip Journal
“With her unique phrasing and distinctive smoky tone, she doesn’t emulate any singer of today. Lindsay is one of a kind.” - earshot“Here’s another example of the fine musical talent this country has to offer.“ - Scene Magazine
“Bronze and Blue is brimming over with foot tapping melodies ..... her songs are that good.” - Herizons Magazine
Lindsay May is an acoustic guitar and mandolin wielding songstress from a tiny town in the Shuswap BC. A prolific songwriter with a direct connection to her muse, Lindsay wrote enough material for her and Mark Gordon to record and produce two americana/alt-country albums at once. Folks says she sounds like a mix of k.d.lang, Kathleen Edwards, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams and Linda Rondstadt.
The first album Shimmer, was released in March 2012 to a Grade A- review form the Vancouver Province. The second, Girl with Grit is scheduled for a January 2014 release. Recorded at Vancouver's Nimbus recording studios in 2011/2012, Girl with Grit is an EP about not giving up. She will be touring across Canada and parts of the US in 2014 to support the release.
Lindsay has been a serious songwriter for over ten years. She was accepted into the Bill Henderson/Roy Forbes songwriting workshops in Summerland, BC for five years straight, has read every songwriting how-to book she could find and attended every workshop and seminar that was available. She then wrote, released and toured her debut album 'Bronze and Blue' in 2008 and toured it across Canada, visited Nashville and even spent a few summers busking to hone her skills and get feedback. And it has paid off.
Lindsay May was Kerrville New Folk Finalist in 2012 at Texas' prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. A festival all about songwriting. A Vancouver Folk Festival Picking a Folk Star Ukelele Song Contest Runner Up in 2011. A New Mountain Stage Regional Songwriting Finalist in 2010 and a Shore 104.3 Sounds of Summer Songsearch Finalist. Not only are her songwriting skills top notch, also, her live performance skills keep getting her some prime gigs including being asked to open for Valdy and Shari Ulrich and being asked back 4 times to perform at Harmony Arts Festival and Vancouver's Motown Meltdown charity benefit at the Commodore Ballroom.