Lindsay Straw is a Boston-area folk singer, acoustic guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs for weddings throughout New England. Traditional Celtic, Americana and contemporary folk music is her specialty, but she also covers pop, classic rock, and indie songs, as well as the standard classical wedding pieces. In addition to performing solo, she often plays as a duo with her husband Jordan Santiago on mandolin and/or violin.
Lindsay graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2010. Since then, she's played for over 250 weddings and private events, garnering praise for her soothing voice and delicate guitar style. In 2017, Lindsay released her second solo album, which hit #5 on the Folk DJ charts for May. She has toured throughout New England, the west coast and midwest, as well as abroad in Ireland and England. Some festival highlights include the Maine Celtic Celebration, Boston's BCMFest, and Oregon's Yachats Celtic Music Festival.
Lindsay Straw provides both instrumental and vocal talent, and she is able to play music during ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinners, and for dances. She also provides:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Rachel · Married on 07/28/2018
Amazing Irish music!
Lindsay was the best! My husband is from Northern Ireland, so we knew we wanted to incorporate some traditional Irish music into our ceremony and dinner. When we found Lindsay, we didn’t look at any other musicians. Her voice is amazing, and her blend of traditional Irish songs and pop/folk songs was perfect for us! She was professional and responsive and so sweet! She even learned the song that my husband proposed to me with as a surprise to him when I walked down the aisle. She gave me a recording of it to keep, and it’s so special. Thank you Lindsay!Sent on 12/18/2018
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Emily · Married on 10/13/2018
Highlight of our reception, Very talented musicians
Lindsay and Jordan were a highlight of our wedding reception. They are very talented musicians and can play many different types of music. Our wedding was held at a camp in central Mass and we wanted a folk acoustic feel, which they can play perfectly. Lindsay and Jordan learned our favorite song for our first dance, and had everyone in tears for when we danced with our dads. She was so helpful in recommending songs for specific moments of our wedding and very accommodating and flexible when setting timelines for our day. From the beginning Lindsay was very professional and quick to respond to emails. One thing we were most impressed with was her ability to get to know us and what we wanted for music on our wedding day. They played a good balance of crowd favorites and their original songs, which gave our reception a unique and personal touch. They were naturals at feeling out the vibe of our venue/guests and setting the tone that we wanted. Lindsay and Jordan were a perfect fit for our reception and we are so happy to have booked them. The music was unique and loved by all of our guests. People were up dancing and sitting, enjoying the lovely music.
As a same-sex couple, Lindsay and Jordan were a safe and comfortable option for us.
Rebecca N · Married on 10/07/2018
amazing ceremony musician!
Lindsay played guitar & sang for our ceremony, and she was truly phenomenal. We weren't sure what we were going to do about music for our ceremony, but when I came across samples of Lindsay's music online, I knew that we wanted her! She has a huge variety of songs available to choose from, including so many songs that we love. (She will learn one that you request, if you're looking for something that she doesn't already know.) Lindsay was so easy to work with, responsive, and professional; we really knew we were in good hands. The only downside is that, as the bride, I didn't get to hear any of the music before the ceremony! But I heard from so many guests about how great she was and how much they enjoyed the music before and during the ceremony. Can't recommend highly enough!
Lindsay has a broad range of songs and style. I enjoyed her melodious voice and guitar playing during the pre-ceremony as well as the quality of her music during the processional and recessional parts of the wedding ceremony.
I provided the sound system and microphones for a ceremony and Lindsay provided the music. She is extremely talented, easy to work with and I highly recommend Lindsay!
Lindsey is an accomplished, personal and helpful soloist. She performed a wedding that I officiated in Newport, RI. I recommend her services highly.