ON… Saturday, December 12th
IN… Letham Village Hall
We’re gonna RAISE A STORM!
Like a fine single malt from her native Scotland, Lindsey Black’s music is a slow-matured distillation of flavours and influences, uniquely mingled and delectably potent. Previously best known to Letham Nights Lovers as a founder member of sassy harmony trio The Bevvy Sisters, Lindsey now launches her solo career with an outstanding all-original album, Raise A Storm – which is set to do just that. And we get to hear her live in our village hall! Not only that, but just recently Lindsey supported the phenomenal Alex Cornish in Glasgow and she has only gone and enlisted him to play piano for her at Letham Nights! Have some sense won’t you? Click that ticket link and get booked!
From the perfectly poised coolness and fervour of its insistently pulsing opener, ‘Bluegrass’, to the compellingly hushed closing strains of ‘Don’t Walk By’, Raise A Storm’s vocal and lyrical richness stunningly belie its debutant status. Lindsey’s wonderfully lithe, sensuous, intensely expressive voice will melt your heart with its bright, velvety contrasts echoing the likes of Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and kd lang.
In 2005, Lindsey joined Celtic/African fusion outfit La Boum!, and sang with swing supergroup the Love Boat Big band, before launching The Bevvy Sisters, with Heather Macleod and Kaela Rowan, in 2008. She remained with the trio until 2011, featuring on their rave-reviewed debut album St James Sessions, and guesting on live and studio projects by Eliza Carthy, Dick Gaughan and Canadian reggae artist Jason Wilson. She has also sung on albums by Sharon King and The Banana Sessions, and was a member of the 12-piece vocal ensemble hand-picked by composer Andy Thorburn for his ambitious multilingual composition Tuath gu Deas, while her festival appearances over the years include Celtic Connections, Belladrum, Kelburn Garden Party, the Insider and the Highland Festival.
And now, with Raise A Storm Lindsey has started afresh with almost all songs written in the year prior to recording. “In some ways it does distill all my experience up to that point, all the craft I’d learned, but I didn’t want to go back,” she says. “Finally having my own songs at the forefront, having complete control over how they sound – it’s not so much a culmination as a whole new beginning.”
Have a listen to her new single The Wonder of You here:
And, as usual, we will not stint on quality for our support act – another silky-toned singer-songwriter, Zoe Graham.
Zoe, who is from Glasgow, is just embarking on her musical career but her songwriting and mature and diverse vocal tones belie her youth and herald an exciting and successful future! With an eclectic mix of musical styles within her covers and originals from indie folk to lively swing/blues, Zoe’s music appeals to all tastes. Having supported acts such as Brooks Williams, Iain Mathews and Jen Grant her reputation and success is continuing to grow. Zoe has a powerful voice and a dynamic personality to match; her enthusiasm, witty humour and charm make it impossible not to warm to this young musician. We are very excited that she has agreed to play for us. Listening to her songs on soundcloud sends a shiver up your spine so we know that the atmosphere in the hall is going to be amazing when she plays.