Manitoba Music

Lois Gillespie

Alt. Country, Folk, Roots, Singer/songwriter

  LG has three souls. She's an old, blind blues singer. She's a diamond-in-the-rough country star travellin' alone on the road somewhere. And she's got the same sugary snarl as early punk spitfires like Patti Smith and Chrissy Hynde. Her well crafted tunes are ballsy and sweet, are fed-up and melancholic, and once in a while dare to be sincere.   Her songs are faded polaroids kept on the dusty dash of a pick-up truck. In a voice that is by turns vulnerable and resilient, she sings of a jilted lover wearing her mother's wedding dress, of goodbyes, regrets, the aftermath of stormy relationships and the smallest, most fragile hopes. Not afraid to own such timeless blues/country sentiments as "bring my baby back to me," her lyrics have also been influenced by the most sublime of 20th century poetry, distilling all the complexity of life and emotion into simple statements like "I am happy/I am grieving/ bold and shining just like this pale moon." Lois was born and raised in the wintry city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she in her pink cowboy boots and flame-red hair can often be seen trudging through tides of snow. She has performed locally and nationally for the past 10 years. One of her ongoing passions is to provide live entertainment in unexpected places. She can be heard busking on the streets of her home town and singing for hospital staff, patients and visitors working with Artists in Healthcare Manitoba, She released her debut CD, Sensible Shoes, in 2005 and is currently at work on a new EP to be released in 2013.    

Audio

"Sky Blue" from Lois Gillespie

"Sweet Snake Poison" from Lois Gillespie

Discography

Video

Sky Blue

Sparrow Song

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