Lindsay Ell
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Lindsay Ell

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | AFM

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | AFM
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"This Girls Got a Friend in Guy"

Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Jam session with Buddy Guy an honour for young blu...
Jam session with Buddy Guy an honour for young blues-pop musician Lindsay Elle

January 08, 2009

How did a 19-year-old girl from Calgary end up trading guitar licks onstage with blues legend Buddy Guy? Well, he invited her to, and you don't say no to Buddy Guy.
That's how Lindsay Elle, a blues songstress with chops beyond her years, joined her musical hero for a jam session in front of a packed auditorium in Victoria, B.C. last November.
"I grabbed my guitar and I was shaking," recalls Elle, who at the time was still feeling euphoric from her opening slot at the concert.
She had no idea Guy was going to invite her onstage during his set. She and her band were just watching him from the wings at stage right when he summoned her.
"I walked out there, and Buddy Guy says 'Hello honey, nice to meet you, we're in (the key of) G.' Then I looked into his eyes and he looked into mine, and we talked through our guitars."
Their jam session -- which has since been immortalized on YouTube -- bolstered Elle's reputation as one of the fastest-rising blues-pop performers in the country.
It's a reputation she hopes to continue building one concert at a time, including shows on Jan. 15 and 16 at the University of Waterloo and the Boathouse in Kitchener.
She's going to stick around Kitchener for a while to write some songs with Danny Michel, one of many artists she hopes to collaborate with in writing her next album.
Elle loves getting together with other musicians, whether it's Guy, Michel, or the Canadian musical icon who first "discovered" her, Randy Bachman.
The founding member of The Guess Who was on his tour bus five years ago when someone played him Elle's demo CD. He was bowled over by what he heard -- particularly Elle's sweet, soulful voice -- and he contacted her to offer his services as a producer.
"And I was like, what?" Elle recalls. "It was so surreal."
Both of Elle's parents are musicians, and her father just happens to be a huge fan of The Guess Who. His reaction to the news that Bachman wanted to work with his daughter? "You have got to be kidding me!" Elle says with a chuckle.
Elle nervously accepted Bachman's invitation to his home studio on Saltspring Island, B.C., where they began work on her debut CD.
"It was great," Elle says. "He is the most laid-back person I've ever met in my life, and he has become like another dad to me. He told me so many stories about the industry and taught me so many lessons."
One of those lessons -- the one that has been proven true again and again -- is that life in the music business is "an emotional roller-coaster." - The Record

"Lindsay Elle is.."

Lindsay Elle is the most talented and multifaceted ...
Lindsay Elle is the most talented and multifaceted artist I've come across in many years. She can play great guitar, has a unique one-of-a-kind voice, writes great songs and has the looks and attitude of a star. She is the complete package. With my schedule jammed to overflowing and bursting for the next couple of years, I'm so glad I found some time to work with her. It was well worth the effort and a most exciting adventure. I've continually thrown challenge after challenge at Lindsay and to my amazement, she's come through every single one. In just a short year she went from having potential to becoming a real music identity with undeniable strength.

Watch out for Lindsay Elle...her music will rock your world, touch your heart and make you realize one true thing.......... Resistance is futile. - Randy Bachman


Alone - released Feb 2009, available on iTunes or at:

Consider This - released Jan 2007, available at:



An exciting young artist defined by class and conviction, Lindsay Ell delivers finely-crafted pop music that has won the respect of some of the industry's biggest names and will thrill you with its energy and emotion.

At the tender age of 20, musical artist Lindsay Ell already boasts a list of supporters, mentors and collaborators a veteran would envy: Randy Bachman (Guess Who/BTO). Danny Michel. Russell Broom. Bill Bell. Damhnait Doyle. Suzie McNeil. Shawn Mullins. Serena Ryder. Buddy Guy. The reason is simple: Lindsay Ell is that good.
Based on her engaging live performances and the depth of two album projects, “Alone” and “Consider This” (produced by Bachman), Lindsay has been featured at JunoFest, in both Calgary and Vancouver, TIFF, NXNE, and recently performed at 2009 SXSW in Austin, TX. She has shared North American stages with Mullins, Ryder and McNeil. Her multi-market 2008 tour with legend Buddy Guy generated significant media attention and a whole new fan base.
And the success continues. Lindsay will accompany the early 2010 Colin James tour as Special Guest, and she is a featured performer in a new CBC concert special scheduled for broadcast later in 2009. A new EP is also currently in production.
In 2003, Lindsay was recognized with the distinguished "Young Albertan of the Arts", based on her achievements and potential in the field. Lindsay has also both benefited from and contributed to Alberta’s unique "U22" (Under 22) Program, designed to jumpstart opportunities for young singer-songwriters. Her ongoing commitment to the Make a Wish Foundation, and War Child for Canada Busking for Change, speak to Lindsay's influence as a performer and her desire to constantly be a role model for females and youth.
“I want people to see that I have something to say and what music means to me,” Lindsay states. This is perhaps the most important aspect of her emerging artistry: Lindsay’s passion not only for music, but also for life.