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Lindsay Waugh

Region: 
Dehcho
Community: 
Fort Simpson
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Artist Story

It was back in my formative years in New Zealand in the 1950's hearing that early rock and roll on the old AM radio that stirred my passion with music. As a little guy I needed to express myself by squeaking along with the radio – I just wanted to get it out. Around the age of 15 I purchased my first guitar and taught myself a few chords and I was hooked.

When I moved to Canada and up to Mayo, Yukon, the door opened to my fascination with music during sing-alongs on cold winter evenings. I began to learn about the guitar and putting words together to form the structure of a song. 

My years up North since 1973 and moving to the NWT in 1977, have offered a wealth of life experiences to write about and put to music together with reflections back to my roots. I understand there is a need to express the colour of who we are, whether in a visual display or in my case a musical representation of that picture.

My music is based on the blues 1-4-5 progression (early rock and roll) and I find the chord structure has a real edge and emotion that people can relate to. An idea of a song can come at any time or place – the inspiration and lyrics are all around. Being aware and interacting with one another funnels into the consciousness and with some structuring, a new story is ready to be put to music. Three albums later, I am still listening and observing the human condition, creating as it comes.

 

 

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Lindsay is no longer performing, but his profile remains in honour of his contributions.

Last Updated: May 7, 2019

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