Jon Lindsay (not the former Mayor of New York) is just such an artist. Born in Portland, Oregon and working out of North Carolina, this rising Indie PowerPop singer/songwriter boasts teen idol good looks, an incredible ability for writing intelligent pop melodies and lyrics, a sound that's part Paul McCartney and part Alex Chilton, and a voice that author Carol Anshaw described as being "like the lost Everly Brother."
Lindsay arrived on the scene with The Young Sons, a band he co-founded in 2007. Then came stints with Benji Hughes and Nicole Atkins and, finally, his solo debut in 2009--the 5 song "Magic Winter & The Dirty South". The release of Lindsay's first full-length album last year, "Escape From Plaza-Midwood", was greeted with nearly universal and enthusiastic praise. "Escape From Plaza-Midwood," writes Tim Davis of Shuffle Magazine, "comes as close as any regional record in recent memory to rendering what it means to be alive."
Jon Lindsay's new album, "Summer Wilderness Program", should be available by the fall. His current side-project The Catch Fire has an album due soon as well. And now comes word that Lindsay is working on a Christmas album. No one is saying the Christmas album will be released this year, but it's bound to be among the highlights of any year which sees its release.
Jon Lindsay is the total package. And his star has only just begun to rise. We'll keep tabs on this one for you and, in the meantime, stop by Jon's website and download his package of four free songs from the critically acclaimed "Escape From Plaza-Midwood".