I ordered a CD by Lindsey Stirling, not really knowing who she was, but had heard about her.
She considers herself hip-hop violinist, but I really didn't want to put her in classical, and I don't see her in rock, so I put her in New Age. I was looking around on youtube and happened to see a video of her doing the Mission Impossible theme song with ThePianoGuys. So amusing, I couldn't stop watching!
Where’d she come from? America’s Got Talent. How ‘bout them apples? She started playing at age 6, after a year of begging to take lessons. She took a 15 minute lesson every other week to start, her parents figuring she'd get bored. Didn't happen.
Now she has oodles of covers for bands such as David Guetta’s Titanium, Imagine Dragon’s Radioactive, Nicki Minaj’s Starships, and Bruno Mars’ Grenade. How about Phantom of the Opera, or Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? Zelda? Assassin’s Creed, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Skyrim? Got ‘em. Lindsey composes, directs, and choreographs all her original music and videos. Each video has the outfits, the makeup, the location that make you think, wait, maybe she did it first!
She's here in Cleveland at the House of Blues Monday night the 18th of March. I would love, love, love to go! She is planning a CD of her covers and I hear rumor of a Christmas album. I'm buyin'!
She is quite talented and I can’t stop watching her videos! I swear, I’m strung out!