Lindsay Straw

There's something really special about providing live music for weddings, proposals, parties, memorials, and other events. I get to be the soundtrack for other people's important moments!

I love working with clients to design the perfect folky, acoustic playlist for their event and then getting to play it live for them and their friends, family or clientele. Here on my site you can find samples and song lists to choose from, plus I can offer suggestions and guide you through the planning process. My primary focus is on traditional and contemporary folk and Celtic music, but I also cover an ever-growing list of pop, classic rock, indie, country and Americana songs from the 1930s to today, as well as the wedding standard classical pieces like "Canon in D" and "Here Comes the Bride", all played on steel-string acoustic guitar.

Check out the links on the right to find more info and music samples for your event.

 

The Basics

  • I am based in Boston but am willing to travel all over New England. I regularly perform in Eastern Mass, Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Western Mass, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. 
  • I primarily perform solo, singing and accompanying myself on guitar or Irish bouzouki (octave mandolin), but am also available as a duo with mandolin & violin player Jordan Santiago. More info and samples coming soon.
  • I provide my own sound equipment (mics, speakers, etc.) and can handle events with up to 200 guests (battery-powered available).
  • I'm a 2010 graduate of Berklee College of Music, and I've played for over 200 weddings and countless other events!
 

Sound Samples

Reviews

"As soon as I found Lindsay's music online, I KNEW she was the one I wanted to play our wedding. She exceeded all of our expectations. Her voice and her guitar skills are unbelievably beautiful in person. On the day of our wedding, we had countless guests come up to us to ask where we found her and compliment her music."

- Kate & Evan, October 2017

"I can not tell you how many people asked "Where did you find her, she was AMAZING!" in fact, just yesterday I was at a family birthday party and my cousins wife said " I could have listened to her all night" I think all attending would have agreed with that! Don't give it a second thought- if you are looking for a unique, beautiful voice and complete professionalism, look no further!!!

- Cara & JP, April 2017

 

Both of these reviews and plenty more are verified through WeddingWireThe Knot, and Gigmasters.