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Brian Lindsay Band / Press

“Listening to Brian Lindsay’s sound, you get the sense that his musical coming-of-age arrived at about the same time as Bryan Adams. Big rock anthems. Or you can imagine him ripping the cellophane off of a brand-new vinyl copy of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town and, halfway through side one realizing: This is what I want to sound like when I grow up. Now all grown up, Lindsay celebrates the release of his excellent new CD, The Monkey, The Tango and the Boogaloo, at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. The Springsteen comparisons aren’t new to Lindsay. His 2005 album, The Crossing, drew similar responses. That collection’s highlight, the achingly torn “East Side of the River,” a love story of the Genesee -- Lindsay lives on Irondequoit Bay -- could have been an outtake from Springsteen’s The River. But quite frankly, if you’re working some well-defined turf, echoes of Springsteen sure beats Ted Nugent.”

Jeff Spevak - DemocratandChronicle.com

“The record company is going to have to front me another copy of Brian Lindsay's "The Monkey, The Tango, and the Boogaloo," because I ate the first one. No shit, I got done with the preliminary spin, smeared some peanut butter on it and ate it. Good records call to mind comparisons and metaphors, but only the truly great ones can be called delicious. Lindsay is one of my favorite singers of the hardcore troubadour ilk and he comes out thundering on this new album's first track — and my new fave — "What Does Love Mean To You?" like a runaway tractor. "The Bully" is a tres cool tug-o-war between Jersey blue-eyed soul and straight-up rock 'n' roll. "Everyday" is a classic example of urban Americana; a "just right" blend of red clay and asphalt. "Seven Days Seven Nights" with its snake shake and voodoo is a new harder rockin' side to Lindsay, I've only, up to this point, heard live. The man even gets down with a pretty piano ballad toward the end of the affair with "King Of Broken Heart”

“Brian Lindsay of Rochester recently released his third album, The Monkey, The Tango, and The Boogaloo under GFL music record company. The album dropped in late May and caused quite a stir in Upstate New York. Frank De Blase mentioned this album in Rochester City newspaper. “This is a work of art I highly recommend you spend some time with. In fact get two, one to share with a friend”. Blasé complimented. Lindsay’s band has made appearances at Rochester’s Lilac Festival, Party in the Park series, and The Bands on the Bricks series and Canandaigua Music & Arts Festival. They performed on the main stage at 4-day Oswego Harbor Festival when they opened for Herman’s Hermits Pete Noone. The Monkey, The Tango, and The Boogaloo opens up with the track “What Does Love Mean to You?” The song has a soulful vibe but with the hard guitar riffs and Brian’s old school rock voice; the song is a hit for any classic rock n roll fan.”

“Concert Review: Brian Lindsay Band, Humped the Chevy across town after that to catch the tail end of Brian Lindsay’s set at Lovin’ Cup. Lindsay and his band were in the home stretch when I rolled up and were nice enough to break out one of my favorite tunes of theirs, “Summerville.” Lindsay’s rock ’n’ roll is rivaled only by his prolific pen. Lindsay is our Boss. ”

“Brian Lindsay's ragged soul runs deep. You've only got to listen for a minute or so to know he's got something to say. But I'm not even talking about lyrics. There's a subliminal surge coursing through this roots-rocker's sound, one of bravado and yearning; one where there's no shame in desire...”

“Brian Lindsay's "King of the Mountain" #1 at commercial WOCM 98.1 in Ocean City, Maryland for 2 weeks straight! ”

“Lindsay’s sophomore solo release is a striking piece of work. Lindsay consistently elevates these songs above their station with his passionate delivery and spot-on arrangements. ”

“Brian Lindsay wanted to make a record about summer, and he's done just that. It's not too hard to imagine the guitars and imagery of Esperanza blasting out of passing car windows on a beautiful summer day.”

“Naples, N.Y. — Every year, Mike Joseph tries to put together a live-music package for the Naples Grape Festival that’s heavy on performers doing original music, rather than cover material. “So kudos on to Mike,” says local singer, songwriter and guitarist Brian Lindsay, who’ll play Saturday afternoon at the festival with his Brian Lindsay Band.”

“He's a hardcore troubadour who gives birth to characters and sets his stories up, in, and around Upstate New York. His second solo record, "Esperanza," is a blend of storied songs fleshed out by a solid rock 'n' roll outfit...”

Frank De Blaise - Rochester City News paper

“Brian’s music is pure Americana; plugged in Americana that is full of spunk and life. He possesses a Springsteen type swagger and exudes the same confidence delivering his well crafted tunes with guitars blazing.”

“This is knocking you to your knees great music. Roots Rock at its finest.”

Roots Music Report

“Brian Lindsay's Esperanza is currently # 18 on the New York State Roots music charts!”