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Biography 2015

Anne Lindsay ~ Soloworks

Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada, adapting her unique violin/fiddle style to the eclectic sounds and musical languages of this country’s rich cultural texture.

She is an exuberant fireplug of a session-player-to-the-stars (Led Zeppelin, The Chieftains, Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, Roger Daltry) whose skills have graced many a stage around the world. Anne has played on hundreds of recordings and is a featured performer with the Jim Cuddy Band, The Skydiggers and John McDermott. She was the resident fiddler for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the stage production of The Lord of the Rings. She has also built a formidable career on her own as a musician, composer and vocalist — all showcased brilliantly on her new album, Soloworks.


Anne has already released three award winning CDs of her own and has won numerous awards including: Solo Instrumentalist and Producer of the Year (Canadian Folk Music Awards), Jazz Violinist of the Year (National Jazz Awards) and the K.M. Hunter Award (Ontario Arts Council).


Her new CD SOLOWORKS is a departure. It consists of 13 solo compositions that Anne performs alone, on violin, voice, piano and nyckelharpa. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes masterfully played and lyrical ballads with Anne's heart-catching vocals SOLOWORKS is a major artistic accomplishment, and a personal triumph. In her own words:


“Music takes me far and wide, from north of the Arctic Circle to the Cape of Good Hope, through India, Europe, Central America and back and forth across Canada, this amazingly big, beautiful country of ours.

Along the way these tunes were born - thirteen pieces to be played by one player. SOLOWORKS is the offspring of my journeys, self discovery and the
comfort found in being alone, that being solo works.

Anne began her musical studies at the age of five, specializing in violin, piano and voice. A graduate of York University, Toronto (BFA Special Honors Music), the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto and the Banff Centre, Alberta. Her fluency is evident in her wide-ranging repertoire, encompassing jazz, rock, classical, country, old-time fiddle, Celtic, Cajun, and Klezmer styles, and the recent addition of two new Scandinavian fiddles - the Finnish jouhikko and the Swedish nyckelharpa. 

 In addition to teaching at the Celtic College in Goderich Ontario and the Haliburton Winter Folk Camp she has traveled to Rankin Inlet in the Canadian Arctic to teach music to Inuit youth, hosted Canadian fiddle workshops in Finland and volunteered at the Majengo Children’s Home in Tanzania.


Her debut CD EAVESDROPPING received generous airplay nationwide on CBC and campus radio stations. Anne’s original compositions combine a warm roots feel with sophisticated rhythmic and harmonic sensibilities. Audiences across the country have been delighted by Anne’s innovative music, drawn from a palette of heartfelt ballads, hot club jazz, South Indian Karnatak, various root and folk styles and rocking fiddle driven grooves.
 
Her sophomore CD, NEWS FROM UP THE STREET was co-produced by Oliver Schroer and brings all of her skill into fine focus on the 14 powerful tracks, featuring her wonderful band: Colleen Allen-saxophones, Al Cross on drums, Jason Fowler on guitar and David Woodhead on bass. What really sets it apart from the first CD is the addition of Anne’s vocals, and her debut as a songwriter.

HURRY ON HOME continues the legacy - featuring Anne’s virtuoso playing and heartfelt vocals with a who’s-who of the Canadian contemporary music scene performing Anne’s twisty fiddle tunes, some sultry jazz, soulful gypsy and a hip hop beat! The CD is co-produced by Anne and her son, Tosh Weyman, a talented hip-hop artist and producer. The resulting album bridges both genres and generations with brilliant performances by musical friends. The title track “Hurry On Home”, is a neo-Appalachian duet with Jim Cuddy; “Valentine”, a poignant song about Valentine’s Day as a springboard into solitude; and  the folktronic “May Our Minds Meet”.

Anne’s playing is incomparably expressive, capturing the violin’s unique ability to sing like the human voice. With her innovative, yet down to earth compositions, and exquisite lyrics, Anne and her violin sing together in a universal language.


Selected Discography

Anne Lindsay
Soloworks
Hurry On Home
News From Up The Street
Eavesdropping

Jim Cuddy
Skyscraper Soul
The Light That Guides You Home

Blue Rodeo
The Things We Left Behind
Greatest Hits
Like A Vacation
Palace of Gold

John McDermott 10 CDs

Reid Jamieson
Juniper's Kitchen
Staring Contest

Oh Susanna
Johnstown
Sleepy Little Sailor

Stan Rogers
A Matter of Heart -original cast recording

Oliver Schroer
Stewed Tomatoes
Celtica

David Woodhead
Sweets and Conundrums

Beyond The Pale
Routes

 

Scholarships & Awards 

2011 - OCFF Songs From The Heart
Instrumental Award

2011 - Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee
Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year 

2007 - Canadian Folk Music Awards
Solo Instrumentalist of the Year

2007 - Canadian Folk Music Awards
Producer of the Year

2007 - National Jazz Awards
Violinist of the Year

2006 - OCFF Songs From The Heart
Instrumental Award

2006 - K.M. Hunter Award (OAC)

1981 -The Banff Centre

1980 - York University 1971,1972 - Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

1969 - J.M. Greene Award, Toronto


BOOKINGS

To inquire about booking Anne
please send an email to:
info@anne-lindsay.com

 

 

 

PRESS

“Whether she's laying down Celtic riffs, wailing on a Jim Cuddy set or tugging on a mama's Yiddish
heartstrings, Anne's nuance and passionate style wins her fans wherever she plays.”
- Oliver Schroer

Thoroughly cosmopolitan, yet equally rooted in the traditional music of Canada,
Hurry On Home really is one to hurry home for. – By Richard Thornley for Penguin Eggs

Hurry on Home is a sparkling set of varying styles, mostly self-penned, that constantly springs surprises as a piece goes off in an unexpected direction. Thoroughly entertaining and sometimes scarily beautiful. - R2  (formerly Rock 'n Reel)

"Anne continues to raise the bar every time she raises her bow" - Steve Lambert CHCH TV

“Anne Lindsay is a thoughtful musician, staking out original territory for her violin voice. A consolidation of Lindsay’s work thus far, and a delightful plunge forward....sounds like a conversation with God.”
- Penquin Eggs


“She is just unbelievable.”
- Scene & Heard with Will McGuirk

“Anne Lindsay … cut the night air with a brilliant fiddle solo that proved to be one-third Ashley MacIsaac and two-thirds Jimi-Hendrix.”
-Jeff Macklin, Peterborough Examiner

But luckily, (it took) a powerful jolt of energy from frenetic violist Anne Lindsay on the beautiful ballad, Five Days in May to get Blue Rodeo back on their stride…the crowd roared appreciatively and the boys rode the momentum the rest of the night.
-Derek Tse, Toronto Sun

“Miss Lindsay is a strikingly attractive stage performer as well as a talented singer and jazz violinist.”
-Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail

“Ottawa audiences were taken with Lindsay’s fiddling, rising to their feet almost every time she put bow to string.”
-Dan Donovan, Ottawa Life

“The languid jazzy, acoustic opening launched a rarefied super jam between Lindsay and Cripps as they traded explosive licks on fiddle and guitar, while Cuddy stood there and marvelled at where these familiar songs had gone.”
-Rick Overall, Ottawa Sun

“Violinist Anne Lindsay endeared herself to those who heard her play with McDermott during the Fiddle Contest last August, but she sparkled on stage in Shelburne.”
-Lana Fleming, Shelburne Examiner

 

SHORT BIO (220 words)

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Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada. She has three award winning CDs of her own and has been named Jazz Violinist of the Year (National Jazz Awards) and Solo Instrumentalist and Producer of the Year(Canadian Folk Music Awards). Anne has played on hundreds of recordings and is a featured performer with Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo, Skydiggers and John McDermott. She was the resident fiddler for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is an exuberant fireplug of a session-player-to-the-stars (Led Zeppelin, The Chieftains, Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, Roger Daltrey). Her new CD, SOLOWORKS is a departure consisiting of 13 solo compositions that Anne performs alone, on violin, voice, piano and nyckelharpa. From toe tapping fiddle tunes to lyrical ballads, SOLOWORKS is a major artistic accomplishment and a personal triumph. “Music takes me far and wide, from north of the Arctic Circle to the Cape of Good Hope, through India, Europe, Central America and back and forth across Canada, this amazingly big, beautifulcountry of ours. Along the way these tunes were born - SOLOWORKS is the offspring of my journeys, musical influences, self discovery and the comfort found in being alone, that being solo works.”

 

 


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