Lindsay Straw is a Boston-area folk singer, acoustic guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs for weddings throughout New England. Influenced as much by traditional Celtic and American music and she is by 1970s folk-rock and 2000s indie music, Lindsay’s style is sure to please many acoustic music fans. She has performed cover songs, Celtic tunes, and classical wedding standards for over 250 ceremonies, cocktail hours and first dances.
She is often joined by her musical partner Jordan Santiago on mandolin (or violin). Together, they cover a wide array of American old-time, bluegrass and Celtic instrumentals, as well as harmonized country songs and original pieces.
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 most often performs for ceremonies, though she also often provides background music for cocktail hours, dinners, and first dances, seamlessly blending upbeat, classic hits that help set the mood for your reception! She also provides:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jeff P. · Married on 05/26/2019
For our outdoor beach wedding on the Cape, we knew we wanted music that would be simple and beautiful, and decided a solo singer with acoustic guitar would best fit the setting and atmosphere we wanted. We went with Lindsay based on her great reviews and could not have been happier with the experience - not only is she an amazing performer with a beautiful voice, she is a consummate professional who is organized, responsive, and attentive to all the details that go into making a wedding a success!Sent on 06/27/2019
We really appreciated her broad song list repertoire, that she had her own A/V equipment and setup options (she ended up bringing battery-powered speakers and two wireless mics for the outdoor beach ceremony where electrical outlets weren't available, which also meant amplifying the officiant / grooms was taken care of), that she took special requests and learned a song my mother-in-law wanted for the ceremony, and that was also willing to perform some light emceeing / DJ duties during the reception to help move things along. Best of all, she went the extra mile and worked with me beforehand on providing accompaniment so I could serenade my husband as a surprise. The day of the wedding, she arrived early to make sure everything was set up properly, and we never had to worry about whether she knew her cues or where she had to be next, and things went off without a hitch!
Several of our guests came up to us afterward to comment on how beautiful the music was during the ceremony and reception, and how calm and peaceful they felt hearing Lindsay's wonderful guitar-playing and singing on the beach. I can 't recommend working with her highly enough and am so grateful she was available to be part of our special day!
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist's reply:Thank you so much, Jeff! I loved working with you through the whole process, and accompanying you for "Your Song" was the best!
Sarina Van Zyl · Married on 08/24/2019
Wonderful acoustic musician for any wedding or event!
From start to finish Lindsay was incredibly professional, kind, flexible and helpful! She even helped give me recommendations for another friend who was looking for musical services for an unrelated event. When the day of the wedding came, she truly helped make the whole day go beautifully and smoothly. Her singing and guitar playing is outstanding and she is very friendly and professional! She was a pleasure to work with and so talented! I will recommend her time and time again!Sent on 09/11/2019
Eileen · Married on 08/09/2019
We saw Lindsay perform at another friends wedding years ago and I knew immediately I wanted her at mine. Her voice is beautiful and her song choices are varied yet cohesive, there is something for everyone! We received so many compliments about her singing, she adds a unique and personalized touch to every wedding she performs at. She is incredibly easy to work with, I highly recommend her to all!Sent on 09/15/2019
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.