Lois Gillespie

Lois Gillespie

Alt. Country Folk Roots Singer/songwriter

About

  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 15 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 and carehome 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 collection of songs with renowned producer Murray Pulver, to be released in 2016.    

Music

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"Camelia Rose" from Lois Gillespie

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"Sparrow Song" from Lois Gillespie

Sky Blue

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"Sky Blue" from Sky Blue

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Sky Blue by Lois Gillespie

Sparrow Song by Lois Gillespie

Discography

Sky Blue

Sky Blue Lois Gillespie

Released: August 13, 2013

Producer: Murray Pulver

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Lois Gillespie

Lois Gillespie Lois Gillespie

Released: November 17, 2010

Producer: Murray Pulver

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Sensible Shoes

Sensible Shoes Lois Gillespie

Released: January 10, 2005

Producer: Darin Janzen, Jeff Peters, Lois Gillespie

Label: none

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