Lois Gillespie
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Lois Gillespie

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Artists provide different cure"

"She inspires smiles, applause, and sing-alongs inside the frequently stresssful setting of a hospital."

Rob Nay -Sun Media - Winnipeg Sun


Sensible Shoes
Independent release 2005

Lois Gillespie 2010 - two song EP

Sky Blue  2013 -single 



LG has three souls. Shes an old, blind blues singer. Shes a diamond-in-the-rough country star travellin alone on the road somewhere. And shes got the same sugary snarl as early punk spitfires like Patti Smith and Chrissy Hynde. Her well crafted tunes are ballsy and sweet, are fed-up and melancholic, and once in a while dare to be sincere.

Her songs are faded polaroids kept on the dusty dash of a pick-up truck. In a voice that is by turns vulnerable and resilient, she sings of a jilted lover wearing her mothers wedding dress, of goodbyes, regrets, the aftermath of stormy relationships and the smallest, most fragile hopes. Not afraid to own such timeless blues/country sentiments as bring my baby back to me, her lyrics have also been influenced by the most sublime of 20th century poetry, distilling all the complexity of life and emotion into simple statements like I am happy/I am grieving/ bold and shining just like this pale moon.

Lois was born and raised in the wintry city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she in her pink cowboy boots and flame-red hair can often be seen trudging through tides of snow. She has performed locally and nationally for the past 10 years. One of her ongoing passions is to provide live entertainment in unexpected places. She can be heard busking on the streets of her home town and singing for hospital staff, patients and visitors working with Artists in Healthcare Manitoba, She released her debut CD, Sensible Shoes, in 2005 and is currently at work on a new EP to be released in 2015. In the spirit and wisdom of Emmy Lou, her new songs tell bittersweet stories, charged with all kinds of weather.

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