Lindsay Weinberg's soulful voice and colorful lyrics evoke the boisterous energy of Chicago summer, the dim corners of a cabaret, and the bright lights of Broadway. Fueled by joyous melodies, rich horns, and a driving rhythm section, the sound is at once incandescent and insightful. Lindsay tells her honest stories through subtle composition and details that stick, inviting us to join her adventure through the little things in life that make the biggest difference in the size of our hearts.
On her 2012 debut singer-songwriter album Skyscraper Queen of the Midwest, Lindsay's catchy sound is bolstered by a dozen fellow teachers and musicians from Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, creating a harmonic energy as strong as the wind whipping off of Lake Michigan, focused down city streets and channelled directly into your beating heart. Her follow-up 2016 album What Do You Believe? takes us on a more introspective route through the humorous, painful, but comforting corridors of self-knowledge. Here we are invited to share her secrets, which she offers on an open palm.
Lindsay Weinberg has been nurturing her musical seeds around Chicago for the past decade. She brings a bright spark to the many projects she is involved in, her childlike enthusiasm balanced by a knowing glint in the eye. Lindsay is a full time educator at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a teaching artist through Ravinia's Reach Teach Play program, and a solo performer for both kids and adults. In 2010 she was selected to perform as an up-and-coming artist in the annual 5x5 series at Théâtre Petit Champlain in Quebec, Canada. Since then, her music has taken her to stages in Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle, California, Pennsylvania, and on a 6-city tour through Colombia. She fronts Lindsay and the Lights Go Out, presenting her original lyrical piano-pop, is a vocalist in the gospel-jazz powerhouse Come Sunday, sings in a jazz duo with guitarist Mike Allemana, plays keys with John Mead's Coyotes, and edu-tains kids with Nick & Lindsay's Whimsical Whimsy. A sought-after guest vocalist, Lindsay has made recent appearances with Celine Neon, Congress of Starlings, Jonas Friddle & the Majority, and the Fly Honey Show. Past projects include The Ye-Ye's, Lindsay & The Shimmies, It's A Girl, and Baba Manouche. Lindsay curates and hosts Cover to Cover, a monthly live show and podcast in which three singer-songwriters present their own songs and cover each other's. When she's not onstage or in the classroom, Lindsay can be found in the bike lanes of Chicago, singing her way to the next gig. Lindsay hails from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and thanks her big musical family for valuing creativity and encouraging her to be a performer from day one.