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, 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 jilted lovers, goodbyes, regrets, and the aftermath of stormy relationships all tinged with the smallest, most fragile hopes. Not afraid to own timeless blues/country sentiments 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 has been heard entertaining passengers as Artist Onboard for Via Rail, and busking on the streets of towns she visits. For a number of years, Lois had worked with Artists in Healthcare MB bringing her music to patients, staff and visitors in healthcare facilities across Winnipeg. 

She released her debut CD, Sensible Shoes, in 2005 and has recently released her second album, Entanglements, produced by ex-member of the bands Crash Test Dummies and Doc Walker, Murray Pulver (Bros. Landreth, Sierra Noble, Sweet Alibi, Red Moon Road)  

Music

Entanglements

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"Drop of Sorrow" from Entanglements

Entanglements

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"Camelia Rose" from Entanglements

Entanglements

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"Raven Haired Boy" from Entanglements

Video

Sky Blue by Lois Gillespie

Sparrow Song by Lois Gillespie

Discography

Entanglements

Entanglements Lois Gillespie

Released: March 6, 2017

Producer: Murray Pulver

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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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