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Lindsay is a Brooklyn-based folksinger who was raised by wolves on
the moors of England. Her live shows consequently have a raw emotional
quality that speaks to estranged musicians everywhere; her song I am
Not Going Home Yet demonstrates the lupine stubbornness that she has
developed whilst playing guitar in the subways of New York and eating
saltine crackers for dinner.
Okay, really truly, she's from San Diego, but she's still a lot of fun. And her
shows, if not wolfish, are certainly energetic, enjoyable and intelligent. Lach
from the NYC East Village's Sidewalk Café Antifolk scene has recently
her "an exciting newcomer…fun, poignant, and charming." She is
described as a "phenomenon," (Peter Dizozza, author of Prepare to Meet
Your Maker), a "welcome blast of taste and sincerity" (nyc.makemusic.org).
and "one of the best live performers I've seen in any genre" (CD Baby).
Her music itself is described as a "veritable tsunami of excellent writing" (Grand
Rapids University) and "the most exciting thing to come out of NYC folk
music since the 60s" (Blurb).
While not nailing Jell-O to trees or pushing mounds of wet pasta up hills, JENN
LINDSAY employs her music as political activism, in the Puss N Boots Festival
2002 (www.pussfest.com), Girlsalon, and NYC Gay/Lesbian center Artistic Residencies.
Jenn started gigging while at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, playing
in skeezy British pubs where patrons ate fish sandwiches and stared dully at
Jenn while she learned how to strum chords and chew gum at the same time. She
moved on to San Francisco and successfully distracted folks from their beers
as she quickly made a name for herself as an influential and integral artist
to the East Bay political scene. She regularly played her original guitar tunes
at feminist gatherings, Take Back the Night rallies, political art festivals,
and regularly showcased at coffeehouses and nightspots in Palo Alto, California.
JENN LINDSAY was employed as a musical activist by the Stanford Women's Community
Center, the Stanford Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Community Resources Center, and by
Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
One day girlfriend grabbed her guitar and her head full o dreams and transplanted
herself to New York City, where she plays prominently at the Central Park Naumberg
Bandshell, The Sidewalk Café (and in the twice-annual Anti-Folk Fests),
Meow Mix, The Rising (Brooklyn's Finest Folk!), The Raven, P.E.R.I.O.D. (a Brooklyn
rocker-grrrl collective), the Spit East Performance Collective, and Bluestockings
Women's Bookstore Collective. She plays at the twice-annual Cutting Edge of the
Campfire Festival at Club Passim in Boston as well as touring frequently to the
West Coast and appearing in other New England venues. Her music is showcased
a number of internet and college radio stations.
2002 sees the release of two critically acclaimed albums, THE STORY OF WHAT WORKS
and GOTTA LOTTA. GOTTA LOTTA is a "pretty brilliant collection of songs...
really rich" (Casey Holford, NYC Antifolk), called "excellent" (www.americana-uk.com)
and "a shinging star among tin foil" (Columbia University). Over all,
Jenn Lindsay offers "thought-provoking witty lyrics, great musicality, a
tremendous voice, and an awesome stage presence that engages everyone in the
room. Jenn and her baby rock out, for G-d sakes, SEE HER!!!" (Russ Agdern,
Musician's Union Local 1000)
JENN LINDSAY writes super-fun super-duper honest lyrics and she tries hard, as
a folksinger, to be a spokesperson for political issues, while also striving
to write music that can be enjoyed in an apolitical context. Because she doesn't
know what she's doing, really, in any serious battle-worthy technical sense,
music retains the inventive and compelling stamp of complete, joyful naïveté.
Coupled in turn with a dusty natty wacky straight up folky sense of what she
to say to make her way, JENN LINDSAY's a hot potato, and happily so.
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