Thanks a million for all your votes!
I couldn’t be happier!
Thanks to all at CBC Radio 2!
Thanks a million for all your votes!
Lindy’s third single from Young Waverer has hopped up the chart to number 6 this week! “The Limit” has the most online votes this week!
Check out the awesome feature CBC Radio 2 Top 20!
Lindy’s song The Limit entered the chart at #11. It’s the highest new entry this week.
RADIO 2 TOP 20!
“Lindy is the kind of unassuming guy that, save for his six-feet, five-inch frame, startling blue eyes and blond hair, you might not notice at a party. But once he picks up his guitar or sits at a piano, which he always does at parties, he forces you to take notice. Quiet intensity is what Lindy is all about. You can take in that intensity by checking out this video for the number 11 song, “The Limit.””
Lindy – “I’m super excited to be back on the road again and supporting my new album, Young Waverer! Also thrilled that 9 out of the 16 dates thus far are in New Brunswick!”
SPHERICAL PRODUCTIONS presents…
LINDY VOPNFJÖRÐ “YOUNG WAVERER” TOUR 2013
Wed, Oct 16 – Molly Blooms – Collingwood, ON
Thu, Oct 17 – Clark Hall Pub – Kingston, ON
Fri, Oct 18 – House Concert – Shediac NB (7:00PM)
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398130380418180/
Sat, Oct 19 – Harvesting the Arts Festival – Saint John, NB (DAY SHOW)
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/harvestingthearts
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417802418443218/
Sat, Oct 19 – Saint John Ale House – Saint John, NB (NIGHT SHOW)
NOTE: this show is added as part of the “Harvesting the Arts” Festival
Sun, Oct 20 – Barrel’s Head – Rothesay, NB (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Tue, Oct 22 – Valley Baptist Church – Hillsborough, NB. 7pm
Wed, Oct 23 – Gallery Connexions – Fredericton, NB
w/ Jay Arner + Kurvi Tasch
Thu, Oct 24 – Plan B – Moncton, NB
w/ 5th Distrikt
Fri, Oct 25 – Octopus Garden – Alma, NB
Sat, Oct 26 – “HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION” showcase @ The Carleton – Halifax, NS (Lindy performs at 11:30pm-12:30pm)
w/ Raccoon Bandit + Megan Bonnell
Tue, Oct 29 – Trailside Cafe – Mount Stewart, PEI
w/ Steve Bowser
Wed, Oct 30 – Red Herring Pub – St Andrews, NB
Thu, Oct 31 – “HALLOWEEN LOVE IN” @ Barfly – Montreal, QC
BUY TICKETS HERE
Fri, Nov 1 – Raw Sugar Cafe – Ottawa, ON
Sat, Nov 2 – Red Garnet – Peterborough, ON
w/ Graeme Kennedy + 1 TBA
More shows and info being updated daily…
Sunday in Waterloo for Starlight’s 10th Anniversary!!
12:30 – 1:15: LINDY VOPNFJORD
1:30 – 2:15 – WHITEHORSE
2:30 – 3:15 – NQ ARBUCKLE
3:30. – 4:15 DIAMOND RINGS
Break (featuring DJ CHARLESS)
5:30 – 6:15 DANNY MICHEL, DAVIDE DIRENZO, MARK MCINTYRE
6:30 – 7:15 – SHAWN KELLERMAN
7:30 – 9 pm THE SADIES
10 years in, no twilight in sight for Starlight
“The Starlight and the Jane Bond are the only venues I know where the promoters are just as creative as all the artists that have played there,” Six Shooter Records artist Neville Quinlan (a.k.a. NQ Arbuckle), told me.
This month, the Starlight Social Club celebrates its 10th anniversary. It’s a milestone because not only has the club survived a generation, it has thrived as a premier venue for international and local acts alike. Co-owners Josh Koehler and Bernard Kearney have worked hard to foster a reputation as fearless, artful, and vital patrons of soul, disco, country, funk, hip-hop, punk, and rock ‘n’ roll.
“It started with Jane Bond, probably about 15 years ago,” singer-songwriter Lindy Vopnfjord told me of his affiliation with the venue and its staff. “It was about nine months after they opened. I think I was the first ‘big act’ that they brought in to play; they perceived me as a ‘big act’ because I had a big record deal at the time. They were all nervous and I showed up with my shades and my crew and we piled out of the van and walked in to the Jane Bond. The first thing that they remember me saying is ‘This place is awesome!’ I’ve just been playing there ever since; we became fast friends.”
Vopnfjord was so impressed with the aesthetics of the Jane Bond, and the obvious savvy of its owners, that he was easily wooed to play there, even as his own career took off. Other artists began to recognize the potential too: Hawksley Workman, Smog, Hayden, Joel Plaskett… Eventually, people were lined up down Princess St. for those few precious seats in the tragically tiny ‘Bond.
“After that, they opened up the Starlight, which I was insisting they do, ’cause they had an opportunity to take over that old hall,” Vopnfjord remembered of their sudden chance to convert a rather depressing singles-dance hall into a modern club. “They were mulling it over for a long time and finally they just went for it. So I showed up on opening day and helped them put up the ceiling tiles and I polished the disco ball!
“It’s really difficult, as you can imagine, to operate a large music venue, especially in a smaller market like that, and just because they were in touch with the university crowd and the idea of a need that may be filled with a late night disco dance party, as well as live music. There were so many ideas that they had, and I believed that they could do it. And lo and behold, it’s been ten years.”
To celebrate, Kearney and Koehler are throwing a block party featuring a few of the acts who’ve helped to put them on the map (and who’ve been loath to miss any party thrown by the two impresarios). The lineup includes Danny Michel, Lindy, Whitehorse, The Sadies, Diamond Rings, and NQ Arbuckle.
“We are thrilled to be involved with this celebration,” Whitehorse manager and Six Shooter Records boss Shauna DeCartier said. “Bernard and his team kick serious ass, and do so with the love and passion of fans and friends. They are like family to most musicians, especially us. It’s going to be an amazing day!”
“The Starlight provides that spot on the map for so many great bands on tour,” Danny Michel explained. “The community is lucky to have Josh and Bernard. I’ve been really lucky to see many cool shows there over the years. The guys really go for it when trying to get special acts and book music for the right reasons.
“As an artist, you get treated really great and feel appreciated. That can be really important when on the road. You never forget those places. You never see or play a show at the Starlight that isn’t a great party.”
“The ‘iron fist’ of hospitality,” Quinlan agreed, “that greets every performer is legend, and I can’t think of anywhere else I have had such good times.”
WHO: Danny Michel, Lindy, Whitehorse, NQ Arbuckle, The Sadies, Diamond Rings
WHERE: Starlight parking-lot
WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2013
TICKETS: $30 adv. 19+
DOORS: 12:00 noon
Last weekend I had the pleasure of performing at the Westward Viking Festival in L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland. It is a World Heritage Site at the northernmost tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. 1000 years ago (500 years before Columbus), Vikings used this camp as a gateway to Vinland where they explored at least as far west as the mouth of the Miramichi (where they found wild grapes and butternuts) and at least as far south as the Bay of Fundy (where a baby named Snorri was born) on their quest for goods and raw materials to bring back with them to Greenland and Iceland.
I put this song together for the event and played it inside The Longhouse. Near the end of the song I’ve inserted a part of the Icelandic national anthem which translates to: “Iceland’s thousand years. Eternity’s flower, with its homage of tears.”
To read more about this historic site please visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows/natcul/saga.aspx