Lindsay has been playing for audiences in Texas and around the country
since 1974 and is known nationally as one of the world's top
autoharpists. He has performed frequently at the Kerrville Folk Festival
since 1979 and has accompanied Peter Yarrow, David Amram and others on
stage there. Among the many festivals and venues he has performed and taught at are
the Walnut Valley Festival, the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering, the
Ozark Folk Center Autoharp Jamboree and the Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering.
A dynamic and exciting player and performer, Lindsay is best known for
his mastery of the chromatic autoharp. His repertoire and style have
pushed the instrument into new musical territory embracing jazz,
ragtime, and modern and traditional popular standards. His performances are full of infectious energy which makes it hard for his audiences to keep from foot-stomping and hand-clapping.
For his innovation on the chromatic autoharp, and for his support of the larger community of autoharp players and enthusiasts, Lindsay was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame in 2004.
Lindsay is an experienced autoharp instructor and has a repertoire of well developed and well received hands-on workshops on the instrument. These are well suited for festivals, autoharp clubs and other venues where instrumental workshops are a part of the program.
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