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Nick & Lindsay's Whimsical Whimsy

Two lifelong musicians, both teachers at heart, pair up in an interactive performance to share the delight that is making music with a friend. Follow Lindsay Weinberg and Nick Davio as they travel the rich musical landscape of harmony, rhythm, songwriting, expression, and play. Their joyful, clever, catchy tunes invite participation, so bring your voice, hands, and heart, and join in the song!

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Joined by the rocking rhythm and tight harmonies of Heather Perry and Aerin Tedesco, Lindsay & The Shimmies fill the ears of kids and adults with fun, catchy tunes that get feet tapping and voices singing along. They have performed at the Chicago Folk & Roots festival, The Old Town School of Folk Music, the Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids series, Bookamania at the Harold Washington Library, the Welles Park Gazebo summer series, and more. Lindsay & The Shimmies has recorded one EP entited "Bright Colors." You can stream it right here or download it below.  If you'd like your own hard copy, look in the Different Strummer music store, pick one up at a show, or just ask Lindsay after class!

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Check out the music video for our new single! It's called "Truck Song," and it rocks. The video was created by the 10-12 year olds at Chicago Filmmakers' Youth Media summer camp. Watch the video and download the track below.


 "Do you wanna dance? Lindsay & The Shimmies bring on the beat as well as some beautiful vocals for babies, kids and adults to enjoy. It is a pleasure to get swept up in the joy of this band's tight but playful performances."
       -Jenna Murfin, CHIRP Radio

"Lindsay and The Shimmies genuinely love and delight in the music they rock for young families. With sweet vocal harmonies, a big sense of humor, and a reverence for childhood, the tunes are magical, memorable, and make you want to get up and dance, dance, dance to the beat. Lindsay understands young children and that shines in Shimmies shows. She creates musically interesting songs of high integrity and the kind of adventures that are truly enjoyable for grownups and kids alike. For young girls in particular, it's amazing and important to see and hear three women rocking out! Lindsay and The Shimmies make you delight in being a kid again."  
       -Erin Flynn, Early Childhood Music Program Manager, Old Town School of Folk Music


Bright Colors

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  1. 1 Dancing To The Beat 02:44
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  2. 2 My Little Dog 02:55
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  3. 3 Sweet Adeline 01:34
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  4. 4 Butterfly Lullaby 02:13
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  5. 5 Riding My Bicycle 02:22
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 photo by TK photography


Fueled by music since she was a kid herself, Lindsay fills her days teaching, playing, and singing with children. She is lively and fun as a teacher and performer, and her students have inspired original songs that reflect the wonder and exuberance for the world as seen through their young eyes.

Lindsay performs at many children's celebrations, festivals, birthday parties and more.  Please contact
 if you're interested in hiring her for your event.


Are you and your child interested in taking a class with Lindsay? She teaches Lullabies, Wiggleworms, Little Red Piano, Summer Double Play, Kids Piano, and Young Voices at the Old Town School of Folk Music. She also teaches private piano and guitar lessons. Click here to see Lindsay's current class schedule!
 All photos by Ben Chandler unless otherwise noted.