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Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist

Boston , MA

LOCATION

Boston, MA 02115 US (map)

PHONE

617-651-0892

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Lindsay Straw is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, folk songs, acoustic covers of popular contemporary songs, and the... Read more
Lindsay Straw is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, folk songs, acoustic covers of popular contemporary songs, and the standard classical wedding repertoire. She has impressed with her tender singing voice and her sensitive, agile accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, she has played at numerous prominent folk venues and festivals and countless weddings and events throughout New England and beyond.

Lindsay performs for all types of weddings, concerts and events. She can sing and play guitar and/or bouzouki, or she can play all instrumental arrangements. Her primary focus is on traditional and contemporary folk music, but she also covers a growing list of pop, classic rock, indie, country and Americana songs, as well as the standard classical wedding pieces ("Canon in D," "Here Comes the Bride," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," etc.). Lindsay takes requests for new songs, learned and arranged just for you.

Lindsay performs solo as well as with Irish musicians; she's happy to coordinate 1-2 to join her and give your event the feeling of a fun Irish session. She has her own sound equipment (amplifiers, PA system) and can handle events of up to 200 people.

If you like what you hear, then Lindsay would love to hear from you! Call 617-651-0892 or send an email to lstraw.music@gmail.com with details about your upcoming event. She plays all over the Boston area as well as Cape Cod, Western Mass, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

For more information, song lists, and sound samples, please visit her website. Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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Geoff
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked long and hard for the perfect musical addition to our wedding ceremony, and we knew we'd found it as soon as we came across Lindsay Straw's website. Lindsay's samples are beautiful and her playlist extensive. From our initial inquiry, throughout the planning process, and at the actual ceremony, Lindsay was accommodating, professional, and so pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Lindsay Straw for your wedding or any occasion.
My husband and I looked long and hard for the perfect musical addition to our wedding ceremony, and we knew we'd found it Read more...
My husband and I looked long and hard for the perfect musical addition to our wedding ceremony, and we knew we'd found it as soon as we came across Lindsay Straw's website. Lindsay's samples are beautiful and her playlist extensive. From our initial inquiry, throughout the planning process, and at the actual ceremony, Lindsay was accommodating, professional, and so pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Lindsay Straw for your wedding or any occasion. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I picked her. It had lists of all the songs she can play and recommends and has some audio links of some of the songs. I felt like I already knew her through her music before I met her. She had never played my venue, Seaport Boston Hotel, but she was very professional and looked like she performed there a million times before. My mother, who has played the guitar off an one for 40 years, loved Lindsay. I had many guests complimented her performance and wondered where we found her. I highly recommend Lindsay Straw as your wedding musician. She made our ceremony unique and amazing.
Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I Read more...
Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I picked her. It had lists of all the songs she can play and recommends and has some audio links of some of the songs. I felt like I already knew her through her music before I met her. She had never played my venue, Seaport Boston Hotel, but she was very professional and looked like she performed there a million times before. My mother, who has played the guitar off an one for 40 years, loved Lindsay. I had many guests complimented her performance and wondered where we found her. I highly recommend Lindsay Straw as your wedding musician. She made our ceremony unique and amazing. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
We found Lindsay after our original musician cancelled on us only a few months before the big day. I firmly believe things happen for a reason! If this had not happened, we would not have had the opportunity to work with Lindsay and enjoy her melodious voice . Listening to her sample music is what hooked me first and then her professional is what made me sign the dotted line. She sent out a questionnaire shortly after to really to get to know Steven and I. It was so detailed and well thought out; down to "what attire would you like me to wear?' I never thought to tell her what she could and could not wear. Finally, her openness and willingness to help us select the perfect wedding day compilation just completely sealed the deal! I knew that I could trust her to make our day truly special. She was very prompt the day of the event and she even answered my panicked emails the night before at some ungodly hour.

The ceremony like most did not start on time or go quite the way it was supposed too! She played right through and made sure that my walk down the aisle had a perfectly timed beginning and end. During the reception, I had numerous guests come up to me and compliment how beautiful the musicians voice was. I would completely recommend her to any one of my friend with upcoming nuptials. I cannot write enough praise in Lindsay's name! It was such a joy and pleasure having her there!
We found Lindsay after our original musician cancelled on us only a few months before the big day. I firmly believe things Read more...
We found Lindsay after our original musician cancelled on us only a few months before the big day. I firmly believe things happen for a reason! If this had not happened, we would not have had the opportunity to work with Lindsay and enjoy her melodious voice . Listening to her sample music is what hooked me first and then her professional is what made me sign the dotted line. She sent out a questionnaire shortly after to really to get to know Steven and I. It was so detailed and well thought out; down to "what attire would you like me to wear?' I never thought to tell her what she could and could not wear. Finally, her openness and willingness to help us select the perfect wedding day compilation just completely sealed the deal! I knew that I could trust her to make our day truly special. She was very prompt the day of the event and she even answered my panicked emails the night before at some ungodly hour.

The ceremony like most did not start on time or go quite the way it was supposed too! She played right through and made sure that my walk down the aisle had a perfectly timed beginning and end. During the reception, I had numerous guests come up to me and compliment how beautiful the musicians voice was. I would completely recommend her to any one of my friend with upcoming nuptials. I cannot write enough praise in Lindsay's name! It was such a joy and pleasure having her there! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lindsay Straw provided our processional and recessional music (Canon in D, Better Together) and learned and sang "When you say nothing at all" for us at our ceremony. Additionally she sang for an hour during our cocktail hour. She was AMAZING! Our guests raved about her music, and thought it was such a nice touch to have live music at the cocktail hour. Lindsay has an absolutely beautiful voice and is professional and fun to work with. THANK YOU!
Lindsay Straw provided our processional and recessional music (Canon in D, Better Together) and learned and sang "When you Read more...
Lindsay Straw provided our processional and recessional music (Canon in D, Better Together) and learned and sang "When you say nothing at all" for us at our ceremony. Additionally she sang for an hour during our cocktail hour. She was AMAZING! Our guests raved about her music, and thought it was such a nice touch to have live music at the cocktail hour. Lindsay has an absolutely beautiful voice and is professional and fun to work with. THANK YOU! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sandra
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
What a talented and professional musician. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with in planning the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding on February 28th. The subtle elegance of her music fit the occasion perfectly. We can't say enough good things about Lindsay!
What a talented and professional musician. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with in planning the ceremony and cocktail hour Read more...
What a talented and professional musician. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with in planning the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding on February 28th. The subtle elegance of her music fit the occasion perfectly. We can't say enough good things about Lindsay! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors booked for our wedding, Lindsay Straw was absolutely the best! From the start, Lindsay always responded to my emails promptly (which when you are planning a wedding is very reassuring!). I knew when I heard a sample of her music that I wanted her for our big day. Her voice is so angelic and perfect for a wedding. As we got closer to my wedding, Lindsay drove an hour to meet with us at my mom's house to go over everything in person. Even though we could have done it online, I wanted to meet in person and Lindsay was so accommodating. During our meeting, my mom asked if Lindsay knew a certain song and does she take requests (at this point, Lindsay had already learned our songs so I was a little embarrassed that my mom asked that!). Two weeks later, I got an email from Lindsay that she learned the song my mom loves because she could tell how much it meant to her. The day before our wedding, we needed to change our ceremony start time because of a blizzard. Lindsay was so accommodating and it was not a problem for her to start two hours earlier. I am sad that our wedding is over and want to do it all over again! I would without a doubt, book Lindsay Straw if I could! She is a gem among a sea of musicians in the Boston area.
Of all the vendors booked for our wedding, Lindsay Straw was absolutely the best! From the start, Lindsay always responded Read more...
Of all the vendors booked for our wedding, Lindsay Straw was absolutely the best! From the start, Lindsay always responded to my emails promptly (which when you are planning a wedding is very reassuring!). I knew when I heard a sample of her music that I wanted her for our big day. Her voice is so angelic and perfect for a wedding. As we got closer to my wedding, Lindsay drove an hour to meet with us at my mom's house to go over everything in person. Even though we could have done it online, I wanted to meet in person and Lindsay was so accommodating. During our meeting, my mom asked if Lindsay knew a certain song and does she take requests (at this point, Lindsay had already learned our songs so I was a little embarrassed that my mom asked that!). Two weeks later, I got an email from Lindsay that she learned the song my mom loves because she could tell how much it meant to her. The day before our wedding, we needed to change our ceremony start time because of a blizzard. Lindsay was so accommodating and it was not a problem for her to start two hours earlier. I am sad that our wedding is over and want to do it all over again! I would without a doubt, book Lindsay Straw if I could! She is a gem among a sea of musicians in the Boston area. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Darah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay is a consummate professional and a very sweet person. I loved working with her! She learned to play a unique song for my processional and travelled from Boston to Dennis for our ceremony. She has a beautiful voice and is a wickedly talented guitarist… I recommend her highly. Our ceremony was outside and the venue would not allow Lindsay to use an amplifier of any sort, so she was a little hard to hear at times. I only mention this to future brides/grooms so that they can check with their venues to make sure you get the full experience of Lindsay's talent!
Lindsay is a consummate professional and a very sweet person. I loved working with her! She learned to play a unique song Read more...
Lindsay is a consummate professional and a very sweet person. I loved working with her! She learned to play a unique song for my processional and travelled from Boston to Dennis for our ceremony. She has a beautiful voice and is a wickedly talented guitarist… I recommend her highly. Our ceremony was outside and the venue would not allow Lindsay to use an amplifier of any sort, so she was a little hard to hear at times. I only mention this to future brides/grooms so that they can check with their venues to make sure you get the full experience of Lindsay's talent! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was an absolute delight for our wedding music. She really set the tone for the whole ceremony. I walked down the aisle to her version of Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl, which was so wonderful. In preparation for the day, she even recorded the song in a slow version and a faster version, so I could pick which one I liked best. It really put me at ease to hear how it would sound in advance.

After the wedding, we had multiple people comment on how wonderful Lindsay's voice was. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
Lindsay was an absolute delight for our wedding music. She really set the tone for the whole ceremony. I walked down the Read more...
Lindsay was an absolute delight for our wedding music. She really set the tone for the whole ceremony. I walked down the aisle to her version of Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl, which was so wonderful. In preparation for the day, she even recorded the song in a slow version and a faster version, so I could pick which one I liked best. It really put me at ease to hear how it would sound in advance.

After the wedding, we had multiple people comment on how wonderful Lindsay's voice was. I couldn't recommend her more highly. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay performed the most beautiful music during my wedding and cocktail hour. She was fantastic to work with and so accommodating. I would recommend her without reservations to anyone who wants fantastic live music at their wedding. My guests are still raving about her performance!
Lindsay performed the most beautiful music during my wedding and cocktail hour. She was fantastic to work with and so Read more...
Lindsay performed the most beautiful music during my wedding and cocktail hour. She was fantastic to work with and so accommodating. I would recommend her without reservations to anyone who wants fantastic live music at their wedding. My guests are still raving about her performance! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Julie
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay performed at our wedding ceremony this past September. She learned one of my favorite songs for the procession (Sweet Disposition) and did an absolutely beautiful job! She's quick to respond and is also helpful in guiding you through the process. I highly recommend booking her for any special occasion!
Lindsay performed at our wedding ceremony this past September. She learned one of my favorite songs for the procession Read more...
Lindsay performed at our wedding ceremony this past September. She learned one of my favorite songs for the procession (Sweet Disposition) and did an absolutely beautiful job! She's quick to respond and is also helpful in guiding you through the process. I highly recommend booking her for any special occasion! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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