Published: January 20, 2014 | By afoster
Posted in: Scene and Heard
B.C. singer/songwriter Lyndsay May had her album Girl with Grit almost finished when her life was turned upside down.
Hear her tell how she turned it back around and launched her career with, well, the gritty and the smooth in equal measure.
Lindsay May is an acoustic guitar and mandolin wielding songstress from a tiny town in the Shuswap BC. A prolific songwriter with a direct connection to her muse, Lindsay wrote enough material for her and Mark Gordon to record and produce two americana/alt-country albums at once. Folks says she sounds like a mix of k.d.lang, Kathleen Edwards, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams and Linda Rondstadt.
The first album ‘Shimmer’, was released in March 2012 to a Grade A- review form the Vancouver Province. The second, Girl with Grit is scheduled for a January 2014 release. Recorded at Vancouver’s Nimbus recording studios in 2011/2012, Girl with Grit is an EP about not giving up. She will be touring across Canada and parts of the US in 2014 to support the release.
Lindsay has been a serious songwriter for over ten years. She was accepted into the Bill Henderson/Roy Forbes songwriting workshops in Summerland, BC for five years straight, has read every songwriting how-to book she could find and attended every workshop and seminar that was available. She then wrote, released and toured her debut album ‘Bronze and Blue’ in 2008 and toured it across Canada, visited Nashville and even spent a few summers busking to hone her skills and get feedback. And it has paid off.