About Lindy

Lindy

 

 

 

 

"Because seasons are changing 
I have so much to say" 

A lustrous sheen of shimmering electronic orchestration frames the evocative voice of singer/songwriter Lindy LaFontaine. Segueing effortlessly from an intimate lower timbre into a soaring arc, it is a voice of rare power: It is the sound of her soul. 

On her debut solo EP, This too, In time, Shall pass, Lindy worked with producer Stewart Myers (Rachael Yamagata, Jason Mraz, Rhett Miller) and a cast of world-class musicians including pianist Patrick Warren, and guitarist Mark Goldenberg, to craft celestial soundscapes that mirror the tone of the songs. "My writing tends to be atmospheric," she notes. "The piano is my tool, but because I'm interested in rhythm I translate that to phrasing as a vocalist." Two trip-hop remixes, "I Do" and "Sunday", expand the atmospherics and the possibilities. 

LaFontaine prefers to work at night without a set clock, a consequence, she says, of having grown up in extraordinary locales from Bangladesh to Washington D.C.; Cairo, Egypt to California. At 16, Lindy was enrolled in San Francisco's prestigious High School for the Performing Arts and at 18 was the second American to ever be invited to study at Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. Soon after, she toured Spain as a backup vocalist with Chanteuse Maria Jose Hernandez.

Graduating from LIPA with honors, she returned to the U.S. and a quick succession of cities: New York City, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, before staking her claim in San Francisco. In D.C., the band she fronted, Kyro, made impressive industry inroads. As a solo artist, LaFontaine completes that promise. 
In March, 2011, Lindy’s cover of “Low” by Cracker, won Best Cover Song at The 10th Independent Music Awards. The judging panel included SealFall Out BoyPortisheadMcCoy TynerCounting CrowsAerosmithOzzy OsbourneSuzanne VegaJesse HarrisTom WaitsAimee MannJonatha Brooke among other notable artists and music industry professionals.

LaFontaine believes that her music is well suited to travelers on journeys both outbound and inward. A deeply introspective writer, she relates that her unusual childhood has given her a substantial emotional center. "I spent a lot of time by myself and in my head. I was aware of this, I did a lot of imagining." Hints of these locales color the arrangements and sensibilities of her art. She recalls the prayer call of the muezzin echoing through the streets of Cairo and the hypnotic rhythmic patterns of the doumbek. "I could hear counter rhythms and ghost notes in the types of beats they play. I grew up really feeling that." 

The title of the EP is a phrase that Lindy's mother would use to comfort her. "Anytime I had a problem, would feel alone, or struggled to fit in, she would say it. I have it tattooed around my ankle and on a big sign in my studio. The meaning is very deep and it is a part of me." Multi-textured, complex and soulful, This Too, in Time, Shall Pass is a transcendent introduction to an artist whose music is her home.

 

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AT A GLANCE

FESTIVALS/TOURS

Back up Singer for Maria Jose Hernandez, 3 month Spain tour
Northern CA Tour
Alameda Stroll Festival, Alameda, CA
Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert, San Francisco CA
The Strip Songwriter Festival, Las Vegas, NV

 

TV/FILM / RADIO

Malice Radio, PA
LocalTunes, DC
Capital Radio, Barcelona, Spain
Lipa Radio, Liverpool, UK
Evening Magazine, Channel 5 local spotlight, San Francisco, CA
Travel Channel, Haunted Hotels
Nintendo Wii, Dance Revolution

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA
The Meeting Place - San Francisco
Magnet Bar and Lounge - San Francisco
The Lost and Found - San Francisco
Grant and Green – San Francisco
The Albion – San Francisco
Jack's – San Francisco
The Starry Plow – Berkeley
Blake's – Berkeley
La Val's - Berkeley
The Gilman - Berkeley
Rooster's Roadhouse - Alameda
Yoshi's Jazz Club - San Francsico
The Red Devil Lounge - San Francisco
Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco
Brainwash - San Francisco
Somar Bar & Lounge - Oakland

 

NEW YORK
Postcrypt Coffeehouse
Living Room Lounge
Arlene's Grocery

UNITED KINGDOM
Paul Mcartney Auditorium
The Magnet – Liverpool
Zanzibar - Liverpool
Everyman Theatre – Liverpool
Pilgrim Pub, Liverpool
Iquanna Bar - Manchester
Fuel - Manchester
Union Blue - Derby

 

WASHINGTON DC/MD/NORTHERN VA
Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
Iota Club and Cafe - Arlington, VA
Ireland's Four Courts - Arlington, VA
RiRa - Arlington, VA
Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Fat Tuesdays - Fairfax, VA
Firehouse Grille - Fairfax, VA
PJ Skidoos - Fairfax, VA
Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle - Bethesda, MD
The Greene Turtle - Frederick & Germantown, MD
College Perk Coffeehouse - College Park, MD
Old Bowie Town Grill - Bowie, MD
YNot? Bar and Grill - Baltimore, MD
DC9 - DC
The Velvet Lounge - DC
RnR Bar and Lounge - DC

 


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