First there is her voice; with its ability to carry all the hurt and hope in the world home to a safe place in her ever hungry heart.
Second; A prolific writer; she pens songs for breakfast, lunch and dinner; inviting the muse on every possible occasion.
Third; She plays guitar and mandolin with flair, and is at home performing solo or with a host of talented sidemen.
Now; 2010 finds Lindsay May living in scenic Vancouver BC and crafting a collection of soulful songs that represent a rebirth of her creative self. The paint is still wet on this self portrait, so please stay tuned for an eventful new year for this talented west coast songbird.
File alongside fellow sirens of song: Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash and Canada’s own kd lang.
Born and raised in Kelowna BC, Lindsay May knew from a young age that she wanted to make music with her life, and found a that she had a knack for turning heartache into therapeutic verse and melodies that hang on long after the fire dies down.
After an encouraging opening set for international folk singer James Keelaghan and a spot in Kelowna’s Woodstock Festival, she made the move out to Vancouver in 2004 to go head to head with some of the province’s best singer/songwriters. With a seemingly endless supply of energy and passion she performs regularly at festivals , house concerts and various venues around British Columbia as well as showcasing at the city’s best nightclubs.
Her debut full length album Bronze & Blue (2008) with its retro sounds showcased her ability to marry blues and rock while keeping you swaying on the dance floor until dawn. Recorded in Kelowna with sound engineer Steve Todd (Sue Medley) and produced by Mike Ohman (Peter Mann and the Lonely) this cd features a stellar cast of players including Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Rod Stewart, John Fogerty) and Pat Steward (Bryan Adams, the Odds) on drums. Bronze and Blue was nominated for 3 BC Interior Music Awards. Available on iTunes. Her most recent recordings were done with talented Vancouver-based producer and songwriter Babe Gurr featuring some of Vancouver's hottest session players. Stay tuned for her upcoming 2010 album.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and shelves overflowing with books from songwriting to the music industry, to self help in all its forms, Lindsay May is easily one of the artists most committed to self improvement in the music business today. Her mantra: “If you want to get better at something, you have to do it everyday,” – and she does. A testament to all her hard work Lindsay has been selected to be a participant Songwriter’s Association of Canada‘s Red Cedar Songwriting Camp for five straight years straight, working with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes to improve her craft while sharing hers with peers and new recruits at this popular workshop series.
“Another example of the fine musical talent this country has to offer” - Scene Magazine
“Bronze and Blue is brimming over with foot tapping melodies” - Herizons Magazine
“Lindsay is one of a kind” - !earshot magazine
“Memorable choruses and meaningful lyrics that punch through nicely” – RadioIndy
“Lindsay May delivers a power-packed set. Big vocals, warm and strong, or downright tender when the song calls for it.” - John Pippus - Vancouver Booking Agent
“And then there is the sound of her voice. It is unique ....an unforgettable night.” - Kelowna Fringe Folk Club