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Lindsay Mac


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic

Status:

Most recent release, Animal Again (EP, 2015)

See also:

Lindsay Mac's site

Comparisons:

Jorane, Ani Difranco

Covers/own material:

Own and occasional covers

General comments:

Strikingly original and fascinating music.

Recommended first album:

Small Revolution is the only one we've heard

Recordings:


Small Revolution

Release info:

2005—Red Cello Records—RCR001

Availability:

See Lindsay Mac's site for availability

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Lindsay Mac—plucked & bowed cello, vocals

Guest artists:

Eugene Friesen—bowed cello
Jason Petrin—programming, samples
Louis Cato—drums
Jesse Williams—bass
Stephen Webber—turntable, guitars, mandolin, banjo, analog synth, pail of water, locust seed pods
Charlie Swan (aka DJ Paint Chips)—turntable
Matt Glaser—violin, fiddle
Tim Ray—piano

Produced by:

Stephen Webber

Comments:

Cellist and vocalist Lindsay Mac makes a strong debut with this record. She mixes styles and even covers Bill Withers' "Use me" with grace. Her multi-talented approach works wonders. She resembles fellow cellist Jorane in her eclectic approach and Ani Difranco vocally at times. She goes country on one song, funk one and covers many other bases as well. It all hold together well and she can write a good lyric too.
     The breakup song "Turn me away" speaks volumes without raising its voice. "Last Resort" takes in jazz and sounds perfectly relaxed but the words have real bite.
     This is a fascinating and brilliant debut. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


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