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Eavesdropping (2001)
Anne Lindsay

13 original funky, fiddle-driven tracks featuring
an all-star cast from the Canadian contemporary music scene.


ORDER BY MAIL

MapleMusic.com or CD Baby.com or iTunes

 

TRACK LISTING

Click the song title for more info, or click on the word that describes your internet connection speed to hear a short excerpt. About the album


1. Latin Stroller 4:58 LISTEN
2. Lookout 2:50 LISTEN
3. For The Children 3:20
4. Smooth Arm 3:10
5. Eavesdropping 3:29 LISTEN
6. Emma’s Dance/The Hills Of Mono 3:09
7. Rita 2:39
8. Annie McClelland’s Lament
/She Kicks Up Her Heels
5:53
9. Blues Not 3:54
10. Ode To A Coffee Table 3:10
11. Leaves, Koochee, Kingho 3:35
12. Harry Brunk’s Adventure 2:45
13. Cornell 4:16

 

 

ALBUM CREDITS

All compositions
by Anne Lindsay
Violindsay Music 2001


Except Harry Brunk’s Adventure by David Woodhead / Woodhead Music 1999

Arranged and produced by Anne Lindsay and David Woodhead
 
Engineered by Jim Morgan at Acrobat Music, Pickering, Ont. and David Woodhead at The Woodshed, Toronto. Mixed by John Switzer at Number Nine Audio, Toronto.
 
Front and back cover photography by L. Pief Weyman. Art Direction and design by Ambrose Pottie

NEW! Eavesdropping Tunebook

The Eavesdropping Tune Book, fourteen original tunes, beautifully notated, along with lots of pictures and performance notes. Great gift idea!

About the Album

As a child I was taught that eavesdropping was a no-no. It was rude to listen in on other people’s conversations. As a musician, I couldn’t have found my own voice unless I’d listened in.
 
Music began to take over my life very early on with days split between high school, the Conservatory, church choir and my first folk/rock experiments. I listened to as many violinists and bands as I could. Zappa, Menuhin, Vassar Clements, Jean Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, The Greateful Dead, even Jimi Hendrix. I threw off my middle class mores and ran away with a rock band.
 
I decided it was time to start figuring out the jazz changes I’d fallen asleep to on late night radio as a youngster, but I could still feel the voices of the classical masters I had grown up studying. By then, other voices had started making themselves heard: I studied South Indian drumming, music from the Karnatak tradition as well as Celtic and Klezmer forms. I couldn’t stop listening in.
 
All this time I was on stage backing up other performers on concert and festival stages, in clubs and bars, playing in bands, string sections and chamber ensembles. I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many fine artists over the years.
 
Raising a family never stopped me from performing, but for about eight years, when my children were very young, I found no time to compose music. When I began to write again, it seemed as if all those diverse influences and experiences, all the unconnected conversations I’d overheard had blended into a single, unbroken stream of musical language, rich in character an flavour, with it’s own tone and texture, ready to be expressed by one voice, my violin.
 
This collection of original compositions reflects where I am now - a veteran performer just as comfortable delivering a simple, heartfelt ballad as I am rocking out on a wailing fiddle-driven groove. Music doesn’t make distinctions it finds its way into every heart. I feel very lucky to be part of this limitless adventure.





A little more about each song...

1. Latin Stroller

A romp along the sidewalks of downtown Toronto in February: written while pushing the baby carriage into sub zero head wind.

Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
Wendy Solomon-cello
David Woodhead-fretless bass



2. Lookout


Not a cautionary command, but the name I gave a dream home that I had planned since childhood. This tune appeared when I realized that he dream wasn’t going to happen. There’s something very liberating about letting go and moving on.

Colleen Allen-soprano and tenor sax
Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
Tosh Weyman-alto and baritone sax
David Woodhead-bass, 5 string banjo



3. For The Children

For Emma, Miranda, Luke, Riley, Teo, Caley, Jesse, Raffa, Julia, James, Kit, Tosh, Chloe, Tyler, Melissa, Reed, Kai, Brett and Jenn-Bo.
This tune is dedicated to all the children around the world whose lives are so very different from ours.


Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar (solo)
Dennis Keldie-accordian
Anne Lindsay-violin
Oliver Schroer-5 string fiddle
David Woodhead- fretless bass, acoustic guitar



4. Smooth Arm


A geographical location or a part of the anatomy? Either way, it’s a good time.

Bill Brennan-triangle
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Dennis Keldie-accodian (left)
Anne Lindsay-fiddle, scordatura fiddle
Oliver Schroer-5 string fiddle
David Woodhead-$0 bass, acoustic guitar, accordian (right)



5. Eavesdropping

One day I was out for a walk and was inspired when I overheard the unintelligible but tuneful mutterings of a stranger wandering past me. The cadence of his speech haunted me all the way home and before I knew it had transformed itself into this piece.


Bill Brennan-piano, vibes
Al Cross-drums
Andrew Downing-acoustic bass
Anne Lindsay-violin
Kim Ratcliffe-Beardsell electric acoustic guitar
Oliver Schroer-5 string fiddle pizz



6. Emma’s Dance/The Hills Of Mono

The first tune was written sitting on the back porch of my in-laws’ farm overlooking the Beaver Valley. As I fiddled my four-year-old niece came out and started dancing. This jig was written at my parents’ farm in Mono Township where I’ve been going since I was one year old. Both farms are my heartland, on the Niagara escarpment in Ontario, which was recently declared a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve.

Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead- bass, mandolin



7. Rita


A toast to the Muse and those she moves.

Colleen Allen-soprano and saxaphone
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead-bass, lap steel



8. Annie McClelland’s Lament/She Kicks Up Her Heels

We all feel our age as we get older but here’s to the moments when we don’t.

Bill Brennan-piano, synth drone
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Denis Keldie-organ drone
Anne Lindsay-violin
Wendy Solomon-cello drone
David Woodhead-fretless bass



9. Blues Not

I started writing this tune and then realised that technically it really wasn’t a blues. Try introducing this one onstage without getting into trouble!

Bill Brennan-piano
Al Cross-drums
Andrew Downing-acoustic bass
Anne Lindsay-violin
Kim Ratcliffe- Beardsell electric acoustic guitar



10.  Ode To A Coffee Table

As a freelance musician, I find myself in all kinds of situations, serenading the rich and famous, watching an elderly person smile at the memory of a melody from years ago, playing for square dancers under the stars, fiddling up a frenzy for Maple Leafs fans at the Air Canada Centre. Sometimes I’m useful furniture in other people’s lives. This tune is my ode to the delight I take in walking out he door with my violin, often not knowing where my music and I will find ourselves.
 
Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead- fretless bass



11. Leaves, Koochee, Kingho
 
One week, a cottage with no electricity, three young boys and lots of rain. Many games were invented, including this one. As my youngest son danced in the candle light and the wind whistled in the trees, this tune found me.
 
Bill Brennan-piano
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
Wendy Solomon-cello
David Woodhead-fretless bass



12. Harry Brunk’s Adventure

A David Woodhead composition inspired by the somewhat mysterious model railroad hero Harry Brunk, who is devoted to recreating the entire Colorado and Southern 3 foot gauge Clear Creek line in miniature! A deserving celebration for any one who follows an unusual path for the long haul and defined his own reward.

Bill Brennan-piano
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead- fretless bass



13. Cornell
 
A tune about doing what feels right, for al the right reasons. Inspired by the playing of Cornell Dupree (Paul Simon’s guitar player).
 
Colleen Allen-soprano and tenor sax
Bill Brennan-piano
Al Cross-drums
Dennis Keldie-Hammond organ
Anne Lindsay-violin
Kim Ratcliffe-electric guitar
Tosh Weyman-alto and baritone sax
David Woodhead- fretless bass

       
         


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Music

 

Eavesdropping (2001)
Anne Lindsay

13 original funky, fiddle-driven tracks featuring
an all-star cast from the Canadian contemporary music scene.


ORDER ONLINE OR BY MAIL

 

TRACK LISTING

Click the song title for more info, or click on the word that describes your internet connection speed to hear a short excerpt. About the album

Requires the REALPlayer plug-in.

1. Latin Stroller 4:58 LISTEN: Low High
2. Lookout 2:50 LISTEN: Low High
3. For The Children 3:20
4. Smooth Arm 3:10
5. Eavesdropping 3:29 LISTEN: Low High
6. Emma’s Dance/The Hills Of Mono 3:09
7. Rita 2:39
8. Annie McClelland’s Lament
/She Kicks Up Her Heels
5:53
9. Blues Not 3:54
10. Ode To A Coffee Table 3:10
11. Leaves, Koochee, Kingho 3:35
12. Harry Brunk’s Adventure 2:45
13. Cornell 4:16

 

 

ALBUM CREDITS

All compositions
by Anne Lindsay
Violindsay Music 2001


Except Harry Brunk’s Adventure by David Woodhead / Woodhead Music 1999

Arranged and produced by Anne Lindsay and David Woodhead
 
Engineered by Jim Morgan at Acrobat Music, Pickering, Ont. and David Woodhead at The Woodshed, Toronto. Mixed by John Switzer at Number Nine Audio, Toronto.
 
Front and back cover photography by L. Pief Weyman. Art Direction and design by Ambrose Pottie

NEW! Eavesdropping Tunebook

The Eavesdropping Tune Book, fourteen original tunes, beautifully notated, along with lots of pictures and performance notes. Great gift idea!

About the Album

As a child I was taught that eavesdropping was a no-no. It was rude to listen in on other people’s conversations. As a musician, I couldn’t have found my own voice unless I’d listened in.
 
Music began to take over my life very early on with days split between high school, the Conservatory, church choir and my first folk/rock experiments. I listened to as many violinists and bands as I could. Zappa, Menuhin, Vassar Clements, Jean Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, The Greateful Dead, even Jimi Hendrix. I threw off my middle class mores and ran away with a rock band.
 
I decided it was time to start figuring out the jazz changes I’d fallen asleep to on late night radio as a youngster, but I could still feel the voices of the classical masters I had grown up studying. By then, other voices had started making themselves heard: I studied South Indian drumming, music from the Karnatak tradition as well as Celtic and Klezmer forms. I couldn’t stop listening in.
 
All this time I was on stage backing up other performers on concert and festival stages, in clubs and bars, playing in bands, string sections and chamber ensembles. I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many fine artists over the years.
 
Raising a family never stopped me from performing, but for about eight years, when my children were very young, I found no time to compose music. When I began to write again, it seemed as if all those diverse influences and experiences, all the unconnected conversations I’d overheard had blended into a single, unbroken stream of musical language, rich in character an flavour, with it’s own tone and texture, ready to be expressed by one voice, my violin.
 
This collection of original compositions reflects where I am now - a veteran performer just as comfortable delivering a simple, heartfelt ballad as I am rocking out on a wailing fiddle-driven groove. Music doesn’t make distinctions it finds its way into every heart. I feel very lucky to be part of this limitless adventure.





A little more about each song...

1. Latin Stroller
LISTEN: Low High

A romp along the sidewalks of downtown Toronto in February: written while pushing the baby carriage into sub zero head wind.

Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
Wendy Solomon-cello
David Woodhead-fretless bass



2. Lookout

LISTEN: Low High

Not a cautionary command, but the name I gave a dream home that I had planned since childhood. This tune appeared when I realized that he dream wasn’t going to happen. There’s something very liberating about letting go and moving on.

Colleen Allen-soprano and tenor sax
Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
Tosh Weyman-alto and baritone sax
David Woodhead-bass, 5 string banjo



3. For The Children

For Emma, Miranda, Luke, Riley, Teo, Caley, Jesse, Raffa, Julia, James, Kit, Tosh, Chloe, Tyler, Melissa, Reed, Kai, Brett and Jenn-Bo.
This tune is dedicated to all the children around the world whose lives are so very different from ours.


Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar (solo)
Dennis Keldie-accordian
Anne Lindsay-violin
Oliver Schroer-5 string fiddle
David Woodhead- fretless bass, acoustic guitar



4. Smooth Arm


A geographical location or a part of the anatomy? Either way, it’s a good time.

Bill Brennan-triangle
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Dennis Keldie-accodian (left)
Anne Lindsay-fiddle, scordatura fiddle
Oliver Schroer-5 string fiddle
David Woodhead-$0 bass, acoustic guitar, accordian (right)



5. Eavesdropping
LISTEN: Low High

One day I was out for a walk and was inspired when I overheard the unintelligible but tuneful mutterings of a stranger wandering past me. The cadence of his speech haunted me all the way home and before I knew it had transformed itself into this piece.


Bill Brennan-piano, vibes
Al Cross-drums
Andrew Downing-acoustic bass
Anne Lindsay-violin
Kim Ratcliffe-Beardsell electric acoustic guitar
Oliver Schroer-5 string fiddle pizz



6. Emma’s Dance/The Hills Of Mono

The first tune was written sitting on the back porch of my in-laws’ farm overlooking the Beaver Valley. As I fiddled my four-year-old niece came out and started dancing. This jig was written at my parents’ farm in Mono Township where I’ve been going since I was one year old. Both farms are my heartland, on the Niagara escarpment in Ontario, which was recently declared a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve.

Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead- bass, mandolin



7. Rita


A toast to the Muse and those she moves.

Colleen Allen-soprano and saxaphone
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead-bass, lap steel



8. Annie McClelland’s Lament/She Kicks Up Her Heels

We all feel our age as we get older but here’s to the moments when we don’t.

Bill Brennan-piano, synth drone
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Denis Keldie-organ drone
Anne Lindsay-violin
Wendy Solomon-cello drone
David Woodhead-fretless bass



9. Blues Not

I started writing this tune and then realised that technically it really wasn’t a blues. Try introducing this one onstage without getting into trouble!

Bill Brennan-piano
Al Cross-drums
Andrew Downing-acoustic bass
Anne Lindsay-violin
Kim Ratcliffe- Beardsell electric acoustic guitar



10.  Ode To A Coffee Table

As a freelance musician, I find myself in all kinds of situations, serenading the rich and famous, watching an elderly person smile at the memory of a melody from years ago, playing for square dancers under the stars, fiddling up a frenzy for Maple Leafs fans at the Air Canada Centre. Sometimes I’m useful furniture in other people’s lives. This tune is my ode to the delight I take in walking out he door with my violin, often not knowing where my music and I will find ourselves.
 
Bill Brennan-piano, percussion
Al Cross-drums
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead- fretless bass



11. Leaves, Koochee, Kingho
 
One week, a cottage with no electricity, three young boys and lots of rain. Many games were invented, including this one. As my youngest son danced in the candle light and the wind whistled in the trees, this tune found me.
 
Bill Brennan-piano
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
Wendy Solomon-cello
David Woodhead-fretless bass



12. Harry Brunk’s Adventure

A David Woodhead composition inspired by the somewhat mysterious model railroad hero Harry Brunk, who is devoted to recreating the entire Colorado and Southern 3 foot gauge Clear Creek line in miniature! A deserving celebration for any one who follows an unusual path for the long haul and defined his own reward.

Bill Brennan-piano
Jason Fowler-acoustic guitar
Anne Lindsay-violin
David Woodhead- fretless bass



13. Cornell
 
A tune about doing what feels right, for al the right reasons. Inspired by the playing of Cornell Dupree (Paul Simon’s guitar player).
 
Colleen Allen-soprano and tenor sax
Bill Brennan-piano
Al Cross-drums
Dennis Keldie-Hammond organ
Anne Lindsay-violin
Kim Ratcliffe-electric guitar
Tosh Weyman-alto and baritone sax
David Woodhead- fretless bass

       
         


home | music | news | dates |shop | contact | press kit & bio | links

Copyright © 2006 Violindsay Music. - Site Design by carolyn v. mill


home | music | news | dates |shop | contact | press kit & bio | links

Copyright © 2006 Violindsay Music. - Site Design by carolyn v. mill