Weddings & Event Music Overview
Award-winning Boston wedding guitarist and singer Lindsay Straw
"Lindsay's music really took our ceremony to another level. Coming around the corner to walk down the aisle, hearing the first few notes of the song and then her beautiful voice transported me. I walked down the aisle with both of my parents and we were laughing and joking around while waiting. As soon as she started playing the song for us, something changed, we all had immediate tears in our eyes, it was time! That was one of the most amazing moments of my life, and her music was the soundtrack was a huge part of the feeling that I remember." - Kendall & Kevin
"Lindsay did a beautiful rendition of “Come to Me” and it made it even more special since it was tailored to us. She even provided us with a recording which we will treasure forever. Many guests inquired about her and commented how wonderful she was. We even got a call from the venue just a week after our reception requesting her contact information for another couple. We just can't say enough about Lindsay. She is a gifted musician with an angelic voice who made our day that much more memorable. We would highly recommend her to anyone!" - Marlene & Denise
Thank you for stopping by and considering me for your event! I love playing acoustic guitar and singing for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, parties, and all sorts of events in the greater Boston area and beyond.
Whatever I'm booked for, I always work with couples and clients to design the perfect folky, acoustic playlist tailored to their tastes and the needs of their event. Here on my site you can find samples and a complete song list to choose from, plus I can offer suggestions and guide you through the planning process. My primary focus is on traditional and contemporary folk music and Irish music, but I also cover an ever-growing list of pop, classic rock, indie, country and Americana songs from the 1930's onward, as well as the standard classical wedding pieces like "Canon in D" and "Here Comes the Bride". You can have me focus on one genre, or have me mix it up and play a little of everything I play.
I'm always happy to learn and arrange a song that isn't already in my repertoire, just for you. It can even be tailored to you! I also love getting to accompany a friend or family member who might want to sing you a song during the ceremony or later on in the reception.
Depending on the setting, I can play as a featured performer or as background music. For most performances I both sing and play guitar (and/or bouzouki), but if you'd prefer no vocals, I can play all instrumental guitar arrangements. With my sound gear, I can handle events with up to 200 attendees. I primarily perform solo, but I can also coordinate 1-2 Irish musicians (fiddle, concertina, accordion, pipes, etc.) to play with me if you're looking for an Irish band sound.
I play all over the Boston area as well as Providence, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Western Mass, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.