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Anne Lindsay
Biography

"Anne Lindsay... cut the night air with a brilliant fiddle solo that proved to be one-third Ashley MacIsaac and two-thirds Jimi Hendrix."
- Jeff Macklin, Peterboro Examiner

"Whether she is laying down Celtic riffs, wailing on a Jim Cuddy set, or tugging at a mama's Yiddische heartstrings, Anne's nuanced and passionate style have won her fans wherever she plays."
- Oliver Schroer

"Anne Lindsay fuses jazz virtuosity with melodic inventiveness to create a rootsy brew with Eavesdropping."
- Ottawa Express

Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada, adapting her unique violin/fiddle style to the eclectic sounds and musical languages of this country’s rich cultural texture.

Anne began her musical studies at the age of five, specializing in violin, piano and voice. A graduate of York University, Toronto (BFA Special Honors Music), the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto and the Banff Centre, Alberta, she received many awards and scholarships during the course of her training.

Currently composing, performing and recording with her own band, Anne is also a much sought after side person, composer, arranger and background vocalist. Anne has performed and recorded with many major artists (Blue Rodeo, The Chieftains, Led Zeppelin, Roger Daltry, Dionne Warwick and Natalie McMaster), and she has also composed and arranged music for documentary film scores, stage productions, CDs, radio and television commercials. Her fluency is evident in her wide-ranging repertoire, encompassing jazz, rock, classical, country, old-time fiddle, Celtic, Cajun, and Klezmer styles, and the recent addition of two new Scandinavian fiddles - the Finnish jouhikko and the Swedish nyckelharpa.

In addition to teaching at the Celtic College in Goderich Ontario and the Haliburton Winter Folk Camp she has traveled to Rankin Inlet in the Canadian Arctic to teach music to Inuit youth.

She released first solo CD Eavesdropping in 2001, and her sophomore release News From Up The Street in 2007. These albums have won her numerous awards including Solo Instrumentalist and Producer of the Year at the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards and Violinist of the Year at the 2007 National Jazz Awards.

Hurry on Home, her third solo album, continue's the legacy - featuring Anne's virtuoso playing and heartfelt vocals with a who's-who of the Canadian contemporary music scene performing Anne's twisty fiddles tunes, some sultry jazz, soulful gypsy and a hip hop beat! The CD is co-produced by Anne and her son, Tosh Weyman, a talented hip-hop artist and producer. The resulting album bridges both genres and generations with brilliant performances by musical friends.