Lindsay Straw & Jordan Santiago

Photo by Mule Deer Media

Photo by Mule Deer Media

Bio

Acoustic guitar & mandolin duo Lindsay Straw & Jordan Santiago create a sound defined by sparse, driving arrangements, adventurous improvisation, and love of tradition. Lindsay comes from a traditional music background, having spent years performing at Celtic festivals and playing in Irish sessions. She brings British ballads and Irish jigs and reels to the table. Jordan taps into his experience as a bluegrass and jazz musician, bringing American fiddle tunes, original material, and unrestrained vocal harmonies into the mix. Together, they seek to combine and express themselves through the best elements of their Celtic, bluegrass, and jazz languages.

Rachel Joy Barehl Photography

Rachel Joy Barehl Photography

Bookings

Jordan & Lindsay are available for concerts, weddings, and other private events.

Please note that not all of Lindsay’s solo repertoire is available for duo performances. When discussing a duo booking, be sure to bring up any specific requests at the time of booking.

Sample repertoire:

Traditional Songs:

  • John Randolph

  • Blackest Crow

  • Jack He Went A-Sailing

  • Maid on the Shore

Covers:

  • If I Lose (Stanley Brothers)

  • Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)

  • Oh! Darling (The Beatles)

  • High On A Hill (Kate Rusby)

  • Habits (Tove Lo)

  • Crazy (Willie Nelson/Patsy Cline)

Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes:

  • Big Sciota

  • Red Prairie Dawn

  • Dry & Dusty

  • Temperance Reel

Irish Tunes:

  • Jigs: Humours of Glynn / Jackie Small’s / The Rolling Wave

  • Byrn’s March

  • Reels: Coachman’s Whip / Yellow Tinker / Silver Spear

  • Slipjigs: Dirty Linen / Na Ceannabhan Bhana / Elizabeth Kelly’s


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