I've started hosting a new songwriter series on the second Sunday of every month called Cover to Cover. In each show, 3 Chicago songwriters present their own original songs and cover each other's. The first show happened on March 13 and featured Miki Greenberg, Jonas Friddle, and myself, Lindsay Weinberg. It was great and I can't wait for the next one. I've just finished up making a podcast of the live show and am thrilled to put it out, so you can experience it in the comfort of your home, car, wherever. Please subscribe and enjoy!
"Lindsay's songs will leave you with a sense of danger that
you didn't know could come from something so sweet."
-Jason McInnes, Old Town School of Folk Music
photo by Ben Chandler
It's been a week since my release show at the Hideout and I'm still basking in the glow... Many thanks to everyone who came out to be part of the best audience I've ever experienced. You were really with me, dancing and grooving during the uptempo songs and listening so beautifully during the more tender ones. I was so moved and so grateful. I'll never forget it. What a night!
I've gotten some really special responses to my new album. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
"Your songs are so good. And I feel like you wrote them all for ME!"
"You present so many honest emotions in so many colorful ways."
"Just stunningly personal and gorgeous words and music. Overwhelmed. Really."
"Your songs have so many different times to them.... the show was like time traveling."
"I think I speak for the audience in saying that we all "felt" you, and it is so great to hear what you come up with in that head of yours."
"Tim Tutten (notoriously chatty owner of the Hideout) DIDN'T TALK TO ANYONE for your entire set! That's how you know it was REALLY good!"
"You're so brave. I'm inspired."
Thank you so much to everyone for coming out, for listening, for being open to my music. Beauty is powerful. Art heals.
It's nearly time! My new album "What Do You Believe?" will be released on January 27th, 2016. We're having a big full-band show and party at the Hideout that night, so come on out and join us. This album has been a long time coming, and I am eager to get these songs out to the world. They are a little more intimate than most of my last album, so I am putting them out there with great care. I hope they speak to you! See you at the Hideout.
I've got another gig coming up with the fantastic Mike Allemana. Come hear us at Angelo's Wine Bar on Wednesday December 16th.
Work is coming along on my upcoming album.... Percussion, bass, piano, guitar, horns, vocals, are all complete. Mixing is coming along and tracks are sounding good. Stay tuned for release info!
The first gig of the new year will be in my hometown of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with Come Sunday. We'll be performing on Saturday, January 2nd at 7pm. Our last gig there was so beautiful and we felt so welcomed and appreciated... It will be great to be back.
Happy holidays, all!
It's been a relatively low-key summer for me, performance-wise. So far, I got to sit in with a Heart cover band, Come Sunday played a gig in Wheaton, and I got to perform with some of my students and fellow teachers at the Old Town School's festival. I have a few upcoming morning Wiggleworms shows at Millennium Park that are always a blast, and I'm also very excited to be sharing a bill with the fantastic Andrew Sa at Uncommon Ground Devon on July 29th.
Then the summer will come to a close with the Fly Honey Show, the Inconvenience's incredible cabaret/burlesque/variety show. It's running for three weeks; there's a chance I'll be dancing in the show during the first week, but I will definitely be singing the show's opening number during week 2. Tickets will go fast so get them now if you're interested.
I've been continuing to work on my upcoming album with Marlon Aguilar, the best engineer to work with in town. Stay tuned for details about its release this fall.
Hope to see you soon!