Lindsay Jane

Lindsay Jane

BandFolkJazz

"...a clear, sleepy, lights low voice sitting on top of the soft shoe shuffle of a jazz guitar that means, grab your girl, get some really good wine, and turn out the lights. If James Taylor, Eric Clapton and Bonnie Rait had a three-some..."

Biography

"Lindsay Jane is that rare artist that comes along from god knows where and blows away everybody she encounters. She is a writer of great depth with the ability to get right at the heart of things with an insightful mind that examines truth and presents it in a simple and most poignant manner. Lindsay Jane's songs move people, there is no way anybody can be indifferent. This isn't background music; her songs hit the target dead on the money." -Mitch Poldolak Founder of the Winnipeg & Vancouver Folk Festivals as well as the Stan Rogers Festival
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Lindasy Jane
Lovers Find Reasons
Independent

MARY CHRISTA O’KEEFE / marychrista@vueweekly.com

With a voice as miraculously expansive and expressive as the one possessed by Winnipeg-based songwriter Lindsay Jane, the temptation is to constantly showboat its flexibility and strength. To her credit, Jane disciplines her instrument, nestling it cozily into the rootsy Django-ish rags and prairie-folk on her sophomore solo effort. The music is impeccably crafted and recorded, if a little toothlessly populist, with Jane’s multi-instrumental sweep textured by guests drawn from her hometown’s vintage Canadiana crowd, including the Duhks’ fiddler Tanya Elizabeth, Nathan’s Keri Latimer (whose exquisite vocals contrast with Jane’s earthier timbre on the duet “I Am No Dancer”) and the D Rangers’ Jaxon Haldane (as co-producer). A solid album from a capable artist who could easily venture into the mainstream or take a more alternate route—the choice is Jane’s, as she could easily conquer either.
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"...a clear, sleepy, lights low voice sitting on top of the soft shoe shuffle of a jazz guitar that means, grab your girl, get some really good wine, and turn out the lights. Canada, once again, sends me a pleasant experience." STAVE MAGAZINE

At the tender age of 10, Lindsay stumbled upon her first beer stained radio, smuggled it into her Christian home, (where listening to popular music was forbidden) and with the smell of beer under her pillow, Berlins' "Take my Breath Away" literally did that to Lindsay and her life has never the same since. Lindsay Jane's musical career began in 1999 with a first place win in a CKUA Radio songwriting competition. Lindsay went on to regularly play at the Calgary Center for the Performing Arts and participated in songwrting circles with Chip Taylor, Steve Forbert and Gordie Johnson to name a few.

Lindsay Jane's debut album "Starting Today" was released in 2002.

Lindsay has played at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Trout Forest Folk Festival, Ottawa Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, South Country Fair, Minnesota Folk Festival, Ottawa Voices of Women, Live From the Rock Festival, The Alberta Scene, CBGB Gallery NYC and many tours through Canada and the United States. She has also played an official showcase at Prairie Music Week, SXSW Conference in Austin TX as well as showcase for Folk Alliance Canada at this years OCFF.

Lyrics

Gasoline Stain

Written By: Lindsay Jane

Lindsay Jane Guitar/Vocals

Outside the sidewalk’s covered with rain
There’s a rainbow puddle from a gasoline stain
The sky blends a mixture of yellow and red
The scent of you lingers on the sheets of my bed

Let me take a moment or two
Just to close my eyes and think of you
Just you oh you my love

The outstretched arms of a lonely highway
Welcome me back to the road on this day
The day I thought I never would leave
My arm out the window my heart on my sleeve

Every little song that I sing
I hope one day that they will bring
Me back to you my love

Hopefully all will turn out right
Making up for lost time in the middle of the night
I know that’s a few weeks away
So I’ll count on my daydreams to take me away

Let me take a moment or two
Just to close my eyes and think of you
Just you oh you my love

I Can’t Rescue You

Written By: Lindsay Jane

Empty Heart, Empty Bar
Empty parking lot, There's Only One Car
And I'm Hoping You Were gonna Offer Me a Safe Ride Home

After Thought, After Hours
You Make Me Believe I Have Super Powers
And I want To Take You Up Above The Clouds Like What Super Man Did

Believe me I'm No Hero
I'm an Ordinary Guy
If I Could I Would I'd Lift You Up, You Could Fly
But I'm Only Human, I can't Rescue You

Cold Cold Heart, Warm Embrace
I Don't Have The Strength to Wipe The Tears From Your Face
And I'd Like To Save You From All The Evil In This World

Evil People, Evil hearts
The Cruelest Of Villains Couldn't Keep Us Apart
Oh They Tried And Tried With All They Had
But Oh We Had Them

Believe me I'm No Hero
I'm an Ordinary Guy
If I Could I Would I'd Lift You Up, You Could Fly
But I'm Only Human, I can't Rescue You

Lindsay Jane Guitar/Vox/Percussion
Gilles Fournier -Upright Bass
Ashley Roch- Piano

Discography

"Lovers Find Reasons" (2007)
"The Summer Sessions EP"
"Starting Today" (2002)

Set List

Depending on the venue.
1 x 45 min set or 2x 40 min set
all origional