Lindsay Weinberg is a lifelong performer with musicality deep in her bones. She brings a bright spark to the many projects she is involved in, her childlike exuberance balanced by a knowing glint in the eye.
Lindsay is a full time educator at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a teaching artist through Ravinia's Reach Teach Play program, and a solo performer for both kids and adults. In 2010 she was selected to perform as an up-and-coming artist in the annual 5x5 series at Théâtre Petit Champlain in Quebec, Canada. Since then, her music has taken her to stages in Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle, California, Pennsylvania, and on a 6-city tour through Colombia. She fronts Lindsay and the Lights Go Out, presenting her original lyrical piano-pop, is a vocalist in the gospel-jazz powerhouse Come Sunday, sings in a jazz duo with guitarist Mike Allemana, plays keys with Conspiracy Theories, covers Christine McVie in Fleetwood Mac cover band Second Hand News, and has made recent appearances with Mr. Nick & Friends, Congress of Starlings, Mr. & Mrs. Wednesday-Night, Someone Old Someone New, Little Queens, Great Moments in Vinyl, and the Fly Honey Show. Past projects include the Cover to Cover series and podcast, in which three singer-songwriters present their own songs and cover each other's, and bands The Ye-Ye's, Lindsay & The Shimmies, It's A Girl, and Baba Manouche.
On her 2012 debut singer-songwriter album Skyscraper Queen of the Midwest, Lindsay's catchy sound is bolstered by a dozen fellow teachers and musicians from Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, creating a harmonic energy as strong as the wind whipping off of Lake Michigan, focused down city streets, and channelled directly into your beating heart. Her follow-up 2016 album What Do You Believe? takes us on a more introspective route through the humorous, painful, but comforting corridors of self-knowledge. Here we are invited to share her secrets, which she offers on an open palm.
Lindsay hails from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and thanks her big musical family for valuing creativity and encouraging her to be a performer from day one. She holds a degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Macalester College and has her Kodály Level II Music Education certification from DePaul. She received the Old Town School of Folk Music's Distinguished Teaching Artist award in 2018, and is one of two co-presidents of OTTO, the Old Town School of Folk Music's teaching artist union. When she's not onstage, in the classroom, or at home with her husband Ben and cat Adeline, Lindsay can be found in the bike lanes of Chicago, singing her way to the next gig.