Lindsay Ferguson

The former Newfoundland resident now living in Wakefield, Quebec discusses her new album and answers our questionnaire.

What was the process of recording your CD like?
Working with Dave Draves was super exciting. He is a phenomenal musician as well as a producer/engineer. He had great ideas for my songs every day. I was happy to let him go mad with whatever instrument he desired to play. We set the whole structure up in three days with myself on accoustic guitar and vocals, Shawn Rompre on drums and Chris Hopkins on bass. After those 3 days were up, Dave and I worked over the course of the year adding sounds, keys and some harmony vocals (with a few guest appearances.) I guess because I’ve had a few projects already under my belt (a couple of demos, and 2 7 song EPs) I was ready to commit to a full length album, and luckily Dave and I were always on the same page, it was a lot easier than some of my past experiences.

There have been times in the past when I didn’t speak up when I should have but with Dave I realized that I could say and do whatever I needed and he was always right there beside me. It was an amazing process, going in at the beginning of the day and leaving at the end with a brand new sound. We mostly worked on one song a day. It was a lengthy process but well worth waiting
for.

Why release it in Newfoundland first if you’re based in Wakefield?
I love Newfoundland. If I could switch to being a Newf, I would. I try to get back to the Rock as often as possible, and this time I actually had a brand new CD, so I thought I’d bring it with me and have a great affair. …I found a company that could have it ready right here in St. John’s. I won’t even have seen the finished product until I get off the plane! My Wakefield release will be with a full band…

What are your upcoming plans?

I’m taking it to the stars… planning a tour in canada, heading to Europe… waiting for my dreams to come true. Or should I say, making my dreams come true!

QUESTIONNAIRE

What is your current obsession?
We’ve had a computer in the house for the past month and I can’t get enough of it. Oh, and breakfast. I love breakfast.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Laying down in the wind with water rushing somewhere nearby, and listening to the song of the trees.

What super-power do you secretly possess?
Well, it’s not a secret that I can sing, but sometimes i think it’s a super-power. People’s reactions to my music blow me away sometimes. It’s like, “wha’? I did that?”

What is your principal defect?

That thing that makes you think before you speak, I think mine is missing at times! I wish that all conversations were written down, then everyone would have to think about what they are saying before it comes out. Words can really hurt.

What sound or noise do you love?
I love the ukelele and I love singing in a room or stairwell where the accoustics wrap around you.

What sound or noise do you despise?
Loud abrupt bangs, or when a loud motorcycle flies by you. …I can lose my mind over harsh momentary sounds.

What job other that your own would you like to attempt?
Hmm, I’d love to be a food writer. I love going out for dinner, and I’ve been in the service industry for far too long. I think I’d be the writer that everyone loves to hate…

What job would you not like to do?
Cashier… doctor… carny… lawyer.

Where (other than Wakefield, Quebec where you are now) would you like to live?
Hmmm. I’m biased. St. John’s on Waterford Bridge Road would be nice. I have the house picked out and everything.

How would you like to die?
Alone, and fast!

Lindsay’s CD release will be at The Ship Pub on August 9th.

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