Growing up in rural Northern California, The Blues and Greys’ Lindsey Waldon was raised as the daughter of a working jazz singer. Waldon quickly followed in her steps. Her pursuit and passion of all things musical included ten years of classical piano, five years of trumpet, three years of bass lessons. By the time she was twelve, she discovered punk rock. Evidence of Waldon’s diverse musical background is displayed on the title track of The Blues and Greys debut EP, which is propelled by Waldon’s full-bodied voice.
While acquiring a lifetime of musical skill in her short amount of years, The Blues and Greys marks the first time Waldon has fronted a full-band. The genesis of the group began when Waldon moved from Northern California to Santa Barbara to attend college. Waldon quickly became engrained in the local music scene where she was introduced to fellow musicians Thom Flowers and Jonathan Miller. Flowers and Miller had each spent considerable time playing and touring in various bands, and had recently teamed up to produce local artists. Joining forces to write material together, the trio recruited local musicians Austin Beede (ex-Alberta Cross) to play drums, and Michael Million to play bass. Production duties for their forthcoming debut EP release, Bright Lights, were handled by Flowers himself and boasts mastering by the legendary Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering (Rogue Wave, Xiu Xiu, Japandroids). The Bright Lights EP drops October 15 on Wednesday Records (Mock Orange, Southside American). Following the record’s release, The Blues and Greys will spend much of the next year touring throughout North America.
The Blues And Greys have provided Ghettoblaster with a song, “Lost Lines” from their new EP to share with readers. Enjoy: