June 27     Lindsay May

Lindsay May is an acoustic guitar and mandolin wielding songstress with itchy feet and alternating zip codes. 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. Her second and third albums. Folks says she sounds like a mix of k.d.lang, Kathleen Edwards, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams and Linda Rondstadt. And most recently, Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies, crossed with Janis Joplin.)

Both albums were recorded at Vancouver’s Nimbus recording studios in 2011/2012. The first album ‘Shimmer,’ was released in March 2012 to a Grade A review from the Vancouver Province. The second, Girl with Grit — an album about not giving up — was released January 2014 followed by a three month tour across Canada during the most frigid winter in 30 years. It ended in late March with a NERFA showcase in New Jersey and a trip of a lifetime drive home through the US and then back up into Canada … and once home, an incredibly long nap.

During 2014 touring she was asked back to the Revelstoke summer arts program, toured with Matt Patershuk and Jodi Doidge and played several festivals in BC and Alberta.

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.

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