Lindsay Straw

Folk Acoustic Guitar from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $750 per event
Lindsay Straw is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, folk songs, acoustic covers of popular contemporary songs, and the standard classical wedding repertoire. She has impressed with her tender singing voice and her sensitive, agile accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, she has played at numerous prominent folk venues and festivals and countless weddings and events throughout New England and beyond.

Lindsay performs for all types of weddings, concerts and events. She can sing and play guitar and/or bouzouki, or she can play all instrumental arrangements. Her primary focus is on traditional and contemporary folk music, but she also covers a growing list of pop, classic rock, indie, country and Americana songs, as well as the standard classical wedding pieces ("Canon in D," "Here Comes the Bride," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," etc.). Lindsay takes requests for new songs, learned and arranged just for you.

In addition to performing solo, Lindsay often plays with Irish musicians; she's happy to coordinate 1-2 to join her and give your event the feeling of a fun Irish session. She has her own sound equipment (amplifiers, PA system) and can handle events of up to 200 people. She can also rent out additional sound gear for officiants, speakers, or for use during receptions.

Lindsay plays all over the Boston area as well as Cape Cod, Western Mass, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

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PRAISE from couples and clients:

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award Winner 2012-2016!

"Working with Lindsay was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. We wanted to combine all the contemporary music we love, with Irish music from our heritage, and Lindsay did a great job blending the two seamlessly. . . . I was brought to tears when I walked past her going down the aisle, and heard her playing. . . . Our wedding guests still talk about how amazing her music was, and I can't imagine our day without her." - Michaela P.

"Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I picked her. It had lists of all the songs she can play and recommends and has some audio links of some of the songs. I felt like I already knew her through her music before I met her. She had never played my venue, Seaport Boston Hotel, but she was very professional and looked like she performed there a million times before. My mother, who has played the guitar off an one for 40 years, loved Lindsay. I had many guests complimented her performance and wondered where we found her. I highly recommend Lindsay Straw as your wedding musician. She made our ceremony unique and amazing." - Karen M.

"I am the activities director at an adult day health program and Lindsay Straw provided exceptional music and entertainment for our program on two occasions during the holiday season as well as St. Patrick's Day. Impressed is not even the correct word to express how blown away our clients (consisting of mostly frail older adults) and staff were by Lindsay's talent, musicianship, voice, and graciousness. Lindsay is truly one of the most authentic, unique and immensely talented young artists you will ever hear and I very strongly recommend her for all venues." - Eric at Rogerson Communities

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PRAISE for Lindsay's album, My Mind From Love Being Free:

"A voice! By turns husky and sultry, clear and bright, controlled and dreamy; with hints of Cara Dillon and Geraldine Hollett, Lindsay Straw's beautiful voice shines out in this delightful debut album . . . Lindsay's obvious competence and the marvelous versatility of her voice will lead her to tackle a wider range of material in the future. There is much more to come from Lindsay Straw." - Jim McCourt, The Living Tradition

". . . she sounds like nobody but herself and her original arrangements fit the songs like gloves." - Steve Hunt, fRoots

"And the vocals, including two unaccompanied tracks, are the star here, strong but easily able to convey tenderness and emotion, as befits an album of songs about the many faces of love . . . This is highly recommended for anyone who appreciates great ballads in a sparse and original setting." - Dan Greenwood, Sing Out!

"Straw's voice is gorgeous and is perfectly capable of carrying off the a cappella contributions . . . However, she is at her best when accompanied by her joyous finger-picking guitar style . . . My Mind From Love Being Free has finally announced Lindsay Straw onto the folk scene in magnificent style." - Will Wilkins, Bright Young Folk
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

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Lindsay was so easy to work with and what a voice! She did an excellent job reading the crowd and providing an atmosphere that was perfect for the occasion. I will definitely hire her again in the future!

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Lindsay was phenomenal. She filled the chapel with the most beautiful music. Lindsay's music I believe contributed to highly charged emotional moment bringing everyone to tears when the bride walked in. Her voice is exquisite as is her guitar playing. She truly made the ceremony a special and memorable event. She is also delightful to work with and very responsive to any questions, request or needs. I would use Lindsay again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding ceremony performance that is uniquely beautiful.

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2016
May
28
Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
Brewster, MA
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
May
29
Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
Harwich Port, MA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
May
30
Nursing Home Performance
West Roxbury, MA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Jun
8
Blue w/ The Vox Hunters
Portland, ME
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Jun
10
Wedding ceremony & cocktail hour
Newport, RI
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
Wedding ceremony & cocktail hour
Ipswich, MA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding Ceremony
Bristol, RI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
May
19
Nursing Home Performance
Belmont, MA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
May
14
Wedding Ceremony
Westport, MA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Apr
28
Nursing Home Performance
Belmont, MA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Apr
21
Life Alive
Cambridge, MA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Mar
16
Club Event
Milford, MA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AND CAROLS
SAMPLE LIST
Angels We Have Heard On High
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
The Cherry Tree Carol
The Christ Child Lullaby
The First Noel
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Holly & The Ivy
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
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Please note Lindsay Straw will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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