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Lindsay Fuller

March 26, 2012

Lindsay Fuller

We all have different ways of coming to terms with the times and places in which we grow up. Lindsay Fuller makes her peace with the Christ-haunted South by writing songs about the one thing that makes us all equal and honest, death. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama by an ex-NFL player and a dressmaker/painter, Lindsay draws on her upbringing to adumbrate the quirks and conflicts of Southern life, using darkness to bring things – sometimes exquisitely uncomfortable things – into the light.

The songs on Lindsay’s latest record, You, Anniversary, are steeped in the tradition of Southern Gothic, the products of a life spent trying to tell a story well. The title track, a duet with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, is based on W.S. Merwin’s poem, “For The Anniversary of My Death,” in which the poet contemplates the fact that he passes the future day of his death each year unaware. Lindsay’s song is a beautiful portrait of someone awake to her own mortality, yet frustrated by the impeding erasure of all her life’s works.

With her deep, mournful voice, and her raw acoustic guitar, Lindsay has been compared to Patti Smith and Nick Cave; or maybe P J Harvey, if she came from the Deep South, not Dorset, and was raised by Johnny Cash on a steady diet of Flannery O’Connor stories and W. S. Merwin’s poetry. Her songs tell compelling stories of beauty, loss, and violence – all the things that make life complex and interesting.

You, Anniversary is due out on ATO Records in spring of 2012. Lindsay will be in Denver on Sunday, April 1st, at the Bluebird Theater, opening for Amy Ray. Don’t be afraid to step into the shadows, this lady has some stories to tell you…

1. What is your hometown?

Birmingham, AL

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

Prince Myshkin

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Frances McDormand

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

Caravaggio’s “david with the head of goliath”

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

Just finished “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote.

Recommend “The Book of Nightmares” by Galway Kinnell (poetry)

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Prawnyxx. Self titled EP

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

“Sin Nombre”

8. Cat person or dog person?

Dog

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Truth

10. How do you define sin?

Hypocrisy

11. How do you define virtue?

Sacrifice

12. Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

No headstone.

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

Harper Lee

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