Lindsay Straw

Folk Acoustic Guitar from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Folk singer, guitarist and Irish bouzouki player Lindsay Straw is a versatile Berklee-educated performer. When she's not recording and performing concerts of age-old traditional ballads pulled out of dusty songbooks or accompanying Irish musicians, she is performing cover songs and playing classical pieces for weddings, parties, senior centers, and a variety of other venues. She has impressed with her tender singing voice and her sensitive, agile accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki. She has released several albums, including her latest solo recording, "The Fairest Flower of Womankind" (April 2017).

Lindsay performs for all types of weddings, concerts and events. She can sing and accompany herself on 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 plays in a duo with mandolinist Jordan Santiago, as well as with members of her traditional Irish band The Ivy Leaf. 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 2012-2018!

"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.

"I had the pleasure of working with Lindsay first as a bride - and as an event planner by trade I was struck by both her professionalism and warmth. I encounter a variety of vendors and manage many relationships, and Lindsay really stands out! She was so easy to work with, never mind beyond talented! After my wedding I was thrilled to able to suggest Lindsay as a great vendor to consider for some of my company events; we host multiple national sales meetings (500+ attendees) each year in addition to a number of client and prospect facing events, and we are always in the market for entertainment. I was able to book Lindsay for a hosted VIP cocktail reception for our top company performers, and again, her professionalism, communication style, and overall business acumen was unmatched. It was a huge hit and I look forward to the next event where I can partner with Lindsay. I recommend her without hesitation." - Ariana M, Athena Health

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PRAISE for Lindsay's albums and live concert performance:

"With a voice as bold and beguiling as the songs she chooses, Straw carries the torch of traditional folk music with striking elegance and a fierce breath of originality" - Triad City Beat

"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." - fRoots

"Straw's melodic bouzouki and guitar-playing are as fluid and graceful as ever, complementing her distinctive singing." - Boston Irish Reporter
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Graduation Party

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Lindsay was absolutely amazing - both a pleasure to work with and an extremely talented musician. Couldn’t be happier with having her play at our wedding!!

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Lindsay Straw’s Response:

Thank you so much, Scott! It was lovely playing for you and Abby! :)

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Linsday was professional, polite and talented. My residents have already asked if I would book her again.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Aug
18
Maine Highland Games w/ The Ivy Leaf
Topsham, ME
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Oct
1
Wedding Reception
Charlton, MA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Nov
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
Windham, NH
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Jun
25
Wedding
Jamaica Plain, MA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Jun
3
Club Event
Lawrence, MA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
May
19
Graduation Party
Cambridge, MA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
May
19
Wedding Ceremony
Holliston, MA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
May
5
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Mashpee, MA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Mar
18
Community Event
Gloucester, MA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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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