Lindsay Mac and the Boom Booms

Lindsay Mac and the Boom Booms

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"I want to run into the streets and force people to hear this genius girl with her strapped on cello." (Indie-Music.com) "Stunning and goosebump inducing" (NE Performer Magazine)

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Biography

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Lindsay Mac plays the cello and sings. If you are reading this because you are contemplating booking Lindsay, we encourage you to listen...that's right, you guessed it...to the MUSIC as it is the thing we care to hang our hats on.

Speaking of music, a third album is in the works with a bit of a new sound on board. Electronic beats married to a ever-present acoustic human element. Unabashedly poppy yet oddly quirky. Stay tuned...

If you are one who cares to know about industry hoopla or Lindsay's life story, read on.

For fans of:
Feist, Rouge Wave, Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne, Regina Spektor, Ani DiFranco, Coldplay, Beck (Sea Change)

INDUSTRY HOOPLA:

"Cry, Cry, Cry" is a Finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition. There were originally 15, 000 entries and there were 16 Finalists from that crowd.

Lindsay Mac Band performed live on the Bob & Tom Show for a listenership of 5 mil in 2010.

Lindsay's sophomore album, "Stop Thinking", aired on all American Airlines' flights starting Jan 2009 and has also been named #2 in Music Connection Magazine's TOP 25 OF 2008.

Radio station WUMB in Boston named "Stop Thinking" the #2 in their 2009 list of Top 10 Albums of The Year

"Cry, Cry, Cry" has been selected as a winner in the 16th Annual Billboard Song Contest. It snagged #3 in the Pop category.

WFUV picks Lindsay Mac as Artists You Need To Know 2009 (w/ Bell X1, Bon Iver, Duffy, Fleet Foxes, Ra Ra Riot, and more).

Lindsay Mac has been on the front cover of the Boston Globe and the cover of Strings magazine. She has also been on the cover of the Globe's Weekend section and featured in publications such as AOL's Spinner, The New York Times’ About.com, Northeast Performer, and the largest Spanish-language music magazine, Musico Pro.

Radio and TV:

"Stop Thinking", and her debut, "Small Revolution", have received very nice support from stations around the globe. If you'd like a full list, please visit www.lindsaymac.com/radio.html
Here are a few (*in-studios):

WERS, Boston*
WUMB, Boston*
WFUV, New York*
WXPN, Philadelphia*
XM Satellite Radio
WDST, Woodstock, NY*
Danish National Radio
Minnesota Public Radio, KCMP The Current*
WDET, Detroit Public Radio*
KPIG, Santa Cruz*
KVMR, Nevada City, CA*
ABC KLVY News, Fargo, ND*
Fox 25 News, Boston, MA*

2009 WFUV Artists You Need To Know 2009
2009 "Stop Thinking" to be on all American Airlines flights
2009 "Stop Thinking" ranks #2 on WUMB's Top Albums Of 2008
2009 "Stop Thinking" named #2 in Music Connection's TOP 25 New Music Critiques Of 2008
2009 Lindsay Mac named to Top 100 Unsigned Acts by Music Connection
2008 Music Connection gives highest score for "Stop Thinking" review, Nov issue.
2008 Sophomore album Stop Thinking released in October
2008 NERFA Showcasing Artist
2008 Falcon Ridge Featured Artist
2008 Falcon Ridge Preview Tour
2007 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2007 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist - Voted "Most Wanted" To Return for 2008
2007 New Year's Eve Concert for Peace @ Catherdral of St. John The Divine, NYC (also feat. Judy Collins)
2007 Club Passim's Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival
2007 North by Northeast Artist
2007 FolkWest's IndieFest Artist
2007 Starbucks Music Makers Competition Finalist

LIFE STORY:

Lindsay Mac was born in Iowa to bohemian, party-hungry parents who likely fed her pork tenderloin and Midwest microbrews for breakfast.

This explains a lot.

She was classically trained starting at the age of six in church choir and formal training in piano and cello came shortly thereafter. After attending a public high school and, in the summer, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Lindsay enrolled in Dartmouth College to study what else but medicine.

She took advantage of the College's foreign study opportunities and moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music and then briefly left Dartmouth to study at The San Francisco Conservatory as well as to be a professional ski patroller in Utah and bike messenger.

She returned to Dartmouth, graduated, and starting experimenting with her music while living in a cabin heated by a wood stove. It is there that she found her voice and her unique style was born. Fearing the cello might be used for kindling, she enrolled in Berklee College of Music and shortly thereafter began touring full-time. The rest is yet to come.

Lyrics

Stop Thinking

Written By: Lindsay Mac

This clock is ticking beside my head.
It's 4 in the morning I can't feel my bed.
I'm caught up in circles and mazes in my mind,
searching for something I can never find
I say, "Stop thinking"...
but i don't know how...
I went to the doctor he said, "take it from me. You gotta go with the flow, girl, it's like a disease. Do your best and leave the remnants behind. Take some of these they'll help you settle your mind." He said, "Stop thinking"...
but I don't know how...
The world is taking on a different build
as I step to the street with my prescription filled
A woman on cardboard lying at my feet
I hand her the bag, she needs 'em more than me
This clock is ticking beside my head,
it's 4 in the morning I can't feel my bed
Oh, doctor, doctor, I think I heard what you said
I need to get a grip and get out of my head
and stop thinking...

Faith

Written By: Lindsay Mac

He's a quiet busboy making countless trips out of the kitchen
and clearing plates just as full on the way back in
Though close to home he's working where the great green dollar reigns
He don't speak a lick of English and nobody asks his name

He climbs a hill most everyday and squints his eyes to see the place
He knows it's out there, he'll get there someday
this fence can't keep out faith

She lives along the ocean far from those dirty streets
got a ring from the banker but her heart don't feel complete, oh no
She walks the dog around inside their gated real estate
looks through those iron railings and feels all of their weight

She climbs a hill most everyday and squints her eyes to see the place
She knows it's out there, she'll get there someday
this fence can't keep out faith

Well I know what's it's like to be stuck against that wall
to think too much to breathe too little I'll never be that tall
well I'm looking for familiar in all these strangers eyes
just trying to move the mountain I've created in my mind…

Cause we climb a hill most everyday
and squint our eyes to see the place
We know it's out there we'll get there someday
this fence can't keep out faith

Barbies & Broncos

Written By: Lindsay Mac

I like the way the water smears fast across my windshield and the trees flicker by me in the night
I am moving through this world in some ways fast, in some ways slow. I've already been where I was and where I'm going I don't know
But there's always someone there to tell you who you are and who to become. Well there's nothing better than knowing where you stand with you, yourself, the only one.

So here I am. Between the barbies & the broncos.
Here I am. Did you miss me in the shadows?
Here I am. Between sugar sweet and bitter blue. I'm nothing if not true. Here I am.

"Photos are in. Our polls say they like you in the sweater." I say, "hey, thanks but I like going naked much better."
They said, "leave this to us, girl, for this is what we do. You've never done this before, do you wanna look like a fool?"
But I run out on the stage, wearing nothing but my smile. They shake their heads behind me - I am laughing all the while.
The audience, they get me: not a hiss or a boo. We sing the night together cause they're all naked too.

Here I am. Between the barbies & the broncos.
Here I am. Did you miss me in the shadows?
Here I am. Between sugar sweet and bitter blue. I'm nothing if not true. Here I am.

Cry, Cry, Cry

Written By: Lindsay Mac

The snow is finally melting off the drive and running down the roofs drip by drip

The sun is finally shinning and the trees are unwinding from a long, cold winter's grip

They say the sky is blue
They say all sorts of things
Like someone up there knows
'Bout all our hopes and dreams

But I cry, cry, cry just to make myself feel better
I cry, cry, cry at the end of the day
I cry, cry, cry in hopes that someone hears me when I cry...

Now I'm making my way to the grocery store
I'm working on my domestic charm
And I'm wishing it was you sneaking peaks down aisle two
and we were hanging on a Sunday afternoon

(pre-chorus)

(chorus)

Now it's looking like there's not much left to say
It seems that it's all been done before
But there's nothing like a song that makes you sing, sing, sing along
And so I'll sing until my lips can move no more

(chorus)

7 Stones

Written By: Lindsay Mac

There's a lighthouse on the shore
every year it crumbles more
piece by piece falling far.
But at his feet way down below
a girl put 7 little stones
to protect him from the storm

and the waves came...

I could be the one to help you stand in a world made a shifting sand
I could be the one to hold you down when the wind is rushing all around
I could be the one to watch you fly to the place where ocean meets the sky
I could be the one that you call home
I could be your 7 little stones

Now the gales they came and went
as the girl did too and then
the biggest storm of all
She often thought about her friend
who would have battled it 'till the end
and those 7 little stones

when the waves came...

I could be the one to help you stand in a world made a shifting sand
I could be the one to hold you down when the wind is rushing all around
I could be the one to watch you fly to the place where ocean meets the sky
I could be the one that you call home
I could be your 7 little stones

The girl, having fallen on hard times
came back to see the ocean side
life had worn away her smile
As if conceived of in a dream,
the land had fallen away indeed
but in an extraordinary way
There, atop an island in the tide,
was the lighthouse standing high
and those 7 little stones

and the waves came...and she smiled

You could be the one to help me stand in a world made of shifting sand
You could be the one to hold me down when the wind is rushing all around
You could be the one to watch me fly to the place where ocean meets the sky
Could you be the one that I call home?
Could you be my 7 little stones?

Discography

Stop Thinking (2008) - LP
Small Revolution (2007) - Re-mastered, re-released.
Small Revolution (2005) - LP

Airplay on 100-plus AAA and NPR-affiliate stations.

Set List

Length to be negotiated with buyer