Lindsay Pugh, or Sir Lindsay Pugh as he is affectionately dubbed, is one of the Sault and area’s most respected musicians, whether in the recording studio or touring with a handful of bands over the course of his varied music career. An accomplished player of several instruments, Pugh took those gifts and combined them with his considerable songwriting talent to create his first solo record in 2016.
‘Leave It All Behind’ was the result, and what a record it is! Pugh effortlessly glides through musical styles – blues, folk, country, bossa, rock – with a staggering confidence. Pugh’s vocal work particularly stands out, especially when considering the list of quality musicians that perform on the 10-song album.
On this episode of Across The Tracks, we go behind each of the tracks as they appear on the album.
Lindsay Pugh – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, pedal steel Cliff Alloy – drums Frank Deresti – double bass, electric bass, mandolin, vocals, bass drum, bag of rocks, chains Jay Stiles – keyboards Al Wood – harmonica Renee Landry, Jerusha Lewis, Christine Mathenge, Valerie Powley – vocals
Recorded at Mission Control Studios in Sault Ste. Marie, produced by Lindsay Pugh with Dustin Jones, engineer. Mixed and mastered by Simon Head at Insight Recorders.