Lindsay Foote Melts Hearts at Club Passim
On Friday, up-and-coming alt-folk-Americana artist Lindsay Foote performed at Club Passim in Harvard Square for the release of her new EP, Rollercoaster. Lindsay originally hails from Winchester, Massachusetts, and currently shares time between Boston and Toronto.
In Boston at least, there’s evidently plenty of love for Lindsay and her music. As opener Kaiti Jones (who originally met Lindsay at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge) pointed out during her show, there was an obvious family-like intimacy among the show-goers there to see Foote. Of course, the underground, candlelit, restaurant-seated Club Passim is perfectly conducive to that atmosphere. Even a stranger with a press pass could feel at home.
Foote started her show, singing and playing guitar, with the aching (but acoustically uplifting) “Don’t Go Changing Without Me," which also happens to be the opener to Rollercoaster. Highlights from the rest of her set included “New York City," a surprisingly fun song about the difficult decision to leave a partner who wants to move from Toronto to the eponymous city. The audience sang along to Lindsay’s cover of “That Don’t Impress Me Much” by Shania Twain before she concluded with the heart-wrenching and impressively a cappella “Resting Place."
You can learn more about Lindsay Foote and her music at lindsayfoote.com. Her new EP Rollercoaster is now available on most major streaming services. Club Passim’s upcoming live music events can be found at passim.org/live-music.
// Gunnar Plunkett '20 is a DJ for The Blues Hangover, on air 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Sundays EST