Lindsay Sullivan
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Lindsay Sullivan


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2 albums with c l a i r

Long Road Home - LP - Cougar Label
The First Year - EP - Cougar Label



Lindsay Sullivan’s debut album with her band Clair, Long Road Home, begins with slow-burning pop and bright shining vocals, which lead you through a tour of romantic longing and crumbling industrial landscapes. This is Lindsay Sullivan's New York. Through her music and lyrics, she narrows a spotlight on individual moments, singular voices living their lives amidst everyday frustrations and classical arcs. Their debut, Long Road Home, veers from clamorous rock to pensive, piano-driven sketches, traversing a wide stretch of musical and emotional ground.

Sullivan, pianist, vocalist and songwriter, says, "I’ve been really lucky getting great musicians to play with-guitarist Ross Martin, Lizzie Carena who is a talented vocalist, Dan Loomis, a very respected jazz bassist, my cousin Kevin Duda on drums and Violinist Margaret White. We have a really good time.”

Sullivan's writing process varies from song to song. "I usually start with an idea, which could be a lyric, melody, character, setting, emotion, news story…whichever one I start with I then work to build the other elements around. Occasionally the stars align and it all happens at once ("Goodness James") and sometimes I have to labor over the song for six months ("Every Day")." Sullivan’s songs shimmer at times and ache with longing at others, each one bolstered by a classically buoyant pop sensibility, a trace of lap steel and an open-sky voice.

For Long Road Home, the band worked with engineer Jim Bentley (Jennifer O'Connor's Over the Mountain, Across the Valley, and Back to the Stars).

The Deli Magazine says, “...the Clair cohorts deliver numerous updates on the Lennon-McCartney Great American Pop Songbook with flairs of basement stomp, piano soul and the luscious tones of front woman Lindsay Sullivan. The songs open like a gentle afternoon breeze and finish like the sound of trains coming through 3 am trees.”