Lindsey White

Lindsey White

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
BandFolkRock

I am Lindsey White.
My music has been described as groovy folk/rock with a heavy blues influence. Thanks for listening!

Biography

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PROFESSIONAL
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Lindsey White enjoys writing and recording new music, performing live on her own or with her band and spending time working with Winnipeg's creative youth. She has co-ordinated and facilitated a number of new music programs (including "Tune In" at The West End Cultural Centre and the Winnipeg Folk Festival's "Musical Mentors Program") and has written hundreds of songs with many talented young people. She is always looking for new ways to make music more accessible and bridge gaps where artistic programming may not be readily available. Her "Play and Sing" Programming has been well received at several educational centers, at Rossbrook House and Children of the Earth High School, where another new music program was born in 2012. Her present faculty position at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts involves facilitating the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Rock Band Program as well as the coordination of a drop-in music program at Valour Community Center. She is also the MCMA representative on the Music For All Alliance Committee.

White uses the piano and guitar to craft songs, but also sings and plays the flute, violin and accordion. (The latter two on weekends at a local German restaurant called the "Gasthaus Gutenberger.") She has released two albums: "What's New." (2005) and "This is Now." (2007) with several singles and other studio recordings following. Her music has been called "groovy folk-rock" and has been showcased on stages all over western Canada and various festivals throughout Manitoba. Her forthcoming full length album is being produced by Mitch Dorge (drums) along with local musicians, Alasdair Dunlop (bass) and Joe Curtis (guitar).

She believes that the creative spark exists in everyone and loves to help others discover their inspiration.

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PERSONAL
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I am Lindsey White.

There may be other Lindsey Whites out there, but I am the only one of my kind. I love spicy food, real friends, comfortable clothes and making things grow. I don’t eat olives, chew gum or dye my greying hair (anymore).

Because I love music, I'm always looking for creative ways to incorporate it into my daily life. I sing and play guitar, piano, accordion, violin and flute around Winnipeg, Manitoba where I live.

I write music, lyrics, poetry and other things too, all of which I would easily consider my diary. I wear my proverbial heart on my sleeve and frequently share my art on my websites and blog.

I have performed at all kinds of venues, festivals and other special events, jammed with some of Winnipeg's grooviest musicians and written songs with many talented young people.

I also love making music in workshops, on stage and in studio sessions with my band, which consists of some extremely talented guys who are also great friends: Alasdair Dunlop (bass), Mitch Dorge (drums/production) and Joe Curtis (guitar). Right now we’re working on a new album called "Renegade" that has been in progress for five years. We’ve launched an online funding project (which I like to refer to as a "gratitude program") to help us get it off the ground and into the world’s ears. Check it out at renegade.lindseywhite.com

Since this lengthy artistic project has begun, I have fallen in love, lost my religion, moved 5 times, recovered from a back disability and become healthier than I’ve ever been... and that is only the beginning. When this work of art is complete, I plan to share it with the world - both over the internet and in person. Although it is taking a while, I’m more convinced than ever that a good thing is worth the wait.

In the mean time, I've thoroughly enjoyed facilitating some youth music programs through Valour Community Centre, The West End Cultural Center, Children of the Earth High School, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, Rossbrook House, The Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts CEDA and other organizations. I am always searching for more opportunities to do this kind of work and for this reason have developed my own programming called "Play & Sing with Lindsey White". I have also become the MCMA representative on the Music For All Alliance Committee, which is a fantastic group of like minded creative people who are dedicating their time and talent toward making music more accessible.

Although that is enough to keep me busy most of the time, I also host private guitar, piano and songwriting sessions on a casual basis (both in and out of my home) and every Monday I cohost a local open mic night at the A.N.A.F. Club 60 (at River & Osborne). On weekends, I can be found performing violin and accordion music for guests of a local German fine dining restaurant called the Gasthaus Gutenberger. Between all of these great jobs, I somehow find time to keep writing, recording, practicing, seeing friends, growing plants and doing a lot of yoga. Music is an awesome career that I am more than grateful to possess; even as it feels more and more like it possesses m

Lyrics

Equinox

Written By: Lindsey White

Sit down now, Autumn. Your equinox doesn’t rock & roll no more.
You haven’t shown your face around here since 1964.
I got myself a salad spinner: to keep the concrete moving before it dries,
Like water in the dead of winter solidifies when winter dies.

When you walk through the door, all else stands still.
(Ba da-dap, ba da-dap, ba da-da…)
Your arms may ignore me but your destination never will.
When I can’t wait anymore I will just hold myself until…
You come around, again.

Snow melts like sugar. Spring doesn’t even know how to take it’s time.
One minute it’s racing along, and the next it’s stopping on a dime.
And while the summer’s waltzing around: dancing to some fresh old song,
It finds your sense of humour where it’s been waiting all along.

When you walk through the door, all else stands still.
(Ba da-dap…)
Your arms may ignore me but your destination never will.
When I can’t take anymore I will just hold myself until…
You come around, again.

Time won’t wait around for you, baby.
And life don’t even try, try try…
Seasons don’t ask for your permission,
And neither will I.

When you walk through the door, all else stands still.

Your arms may ignore me but your destination never will.
When I can’t wait anymore I will just hold my breath until…
You come around,
Won’t you come around…
You come around, again.

© 2007 Lindsey White Music

Unwell

Written By: Lindsey White

How can I pretend to see, and in all good conscience lay
My will down for what's to be, knowing it might never be okay... ?
(Wait, I cannot wait, no I can't wait... I could not hate this anymore.)

My soul, my soul it is unwell; all tied up in knots, it hurts like hell
Can somebody (someone please) tell me, tell me, tell me
Am I sick inside my soul?
I wonder if I'll ever know just how far I will go...
'til it is well within my soul.

How could it be required of me, to carry more than I can bring
To the/some table where the seats are only there to steal my beautiful thing?

How do I wait patiently, behind such a heartbreaking door
For the one who 'holds the key', and just keep on trusting all the more?

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My soul, my soul it is unwell...
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Wait, I cannot wait, no I can't wait...
I cannot hate I could not hate this any more.
It's more than I can take, no I can't take, I can not take, I just can't take this anymore.

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My soul, my soul it is unwell...
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Renegade

Written By: Lindsey White

She says that today is mine.
She says it feels so good all the time.
She grieves all that is lost until it's ok and then laughs, "how beautiful is today?"
She's a renegade.

They say that tomorrow is much too late.
They say "tomorrow, you know it's your fate."
They say "lay it down, lock it up, breathe it in, scream it out, get it all out of here."
And she goes - can't stand the stale air in here.

And I know it feels like much too late
but I promise you, this is your fate...

'cause you're a renegade.
I'm a renegade.
And this is how your hands were really made.

And you say "it's a sight for sore eyes; a blast from my past."
You say "maybe moments like these are not made to last"
...

And I know it seems like it's too late
but I promise you, this is your fate

'cause you're a renegade.
I'm a renegade.

And this is how my hands were really made.

I Don't Like Christmas

Written By: Lindsey White

It's coming in now
Day by day, slow and steady
Then, suddenly it's here now
Whether or not you're ready
I'm trying to hide and go seek at the same time…

If I loved everybody
And wanted them to know it
How much would it have to cost me
Annually to show it
Here I always thought love was free…

And that's why – why I don't like Christmas
Oh but I try, because I love it when love is clear
I won't lie, can't deny, that until the day is here
Something sure seems to be missing at this time of year

For some it isn't happy
In fact it's downright lonely
So many stressed out and crabby
Forgetting those who have only time to think of what they need...

And that's why – why I don't like Christmas
Oh I try, because I love it when love is made clear
But I won't lie, can't deny, that until the day is here
Something sure seems to be missing at this time of year

If all that you love will one day pass away
I know most of it was never created to remain
If grace could be enough for you and I here today,
Wouldn't that be great?
A reason to celebrate…

And that is why I’d like to like Christmas
It's worth a try; I know my life could use a little cheer
I won't lie, can't deny, one thing is entirely clear
We all need some grace and some peace every day
We all need grace and peace at this time of year.

Asylum

Written By: Lindsey White

I am building a room out of windows and doors They outnumber the walls and cover the floors
And I lock all but one so that finally when I escape I can find my way back in again

Oh oh it is such a shame
How clearly I recall which way I came

I am setting a trap that can never be found An itchy trigger buried deep underground
I resolve to forget how I set up the bait And then find myself a front row seat and wait

Oh oh truly a shame
My body doesn’t recognize my own name

No more will my insanity Make a game out of playing tricks on me
No more will I surrender habitually

I am drawing a map; inventing time and space Following the very line that I tried to erase
Now out into the black. Treading through sinking sand
Outside my comfort zone, finding foreign land

No more of this insanity Making a habit of playing mind games on me
This asylum has become my sanctuary
And I am home free.

Discography

Mid-Ocean Sessions (demo EP) 2011-2012

I Don't Like Christmas (single) 2010

Equinox (single) *From forthcoming full length release.*

"This is Now." (full length) 2007

"Live at the Park" Recorded w/ Mindset in 2006

"Walk on Water" (single) 2006

"You By Heart" Single released on "The Joshua Project" compilation album in 2006.

"What's New." (demo EP) 2005

Set List

Original Tunes, including covers such as:

I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Munkaroo - Alice Russell
Always on the Run - Lenny Kravitz
Vultures - John Mayer
Runaway - Del Shannon
Stay - Dave Matthews Band
Cut that Line - Sharon Jones
Amsterdam - Coldplay
Long Time Running - The Tragically Hip
You Can't Always Get ... - The Rolling Stones
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
You've Really got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson
Sleeping Sickness - City and Colour
The Widow - The Mars Volta