Going Out

#TBT: Eight Years Later, Lindsay Ferguson Returns to the Black Sheep

This article was originally published in the April/May 2007 issue of Ottawa Magazine.

Lindsay Ferguson appeared in our Pick 3 department in 2007

A couple of weeks ago, singer Lindsay Ferguson sent us an email with the subject line “Good Morning From Switzerland!” We don’t get too much spam from the Alps, so I opened it.

In it, Ferguson gave us the update on her career — she now splits her time between Bern, Switzerland and Wakefield — and let us know she would be releasing her new record at The Black Sheep Inn on May 23rd.

She took us on a trip down memory lane by sending us a clipping of the feature we ran in advance of her 2007 release party — also at the Black Sheep.
Check out Ferguson’s new sound on Saturday, May 23rd at The Black Sheep Inn.
8:30
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
Herewith, Lindsay Ferguson’s 2007 Pick Three feature, in which she dreams up her fantasy concerts, dates, and favourite power ballads.
Photo by Christina Riley
Photo by Christina Riley

3 Favourite Possessions

  • My guitar
  • My fingers
  • My life

3 Best Concerts You’ve Played 

  • The Bluesfest. Because it’s the Ottawa Bluesfest!
  • The “Reitschule” in Switzerland, because not only is it over 200 years old, covered with the most spectacular graffiti and full of inspiration, but I also got to share the stage with Geoff Berner, the West Coast’s best soul-singing/punk-inspired/accordion-playing whiskey rabbi
  • De Barras Folk Club in Cork, Ireland—the most amazing place, in a “musical ghosts everywhere” kind of way

3 Musicians You’d Love to Perform With

  • Kate Bush
  • k-os
  • Xavier Rudd

3 Musicians You Love to Hate

This is Lindsay now!

I never did like the hate word, but I could list three whom I feel a jealous affection toward. But, really, they just motivate me to do better, work harder. Their music is legend.

  • Hawksley Workman
  • Feist
  • Nelly Furtado

3 Fantasy Dates

  • Performing at the Glastonbury Festival
  • Recording a song with the Chieftains
  • Having Leadbelly at my window, singing me to sleep

3 Songs You Wish You’d Written

  • “In The Gutter” by Mick Flannery
  • “The Big Sky” by Kate Bush
  • “What a Wonderful World”

3 Favourite Power Ballads

  • “Love Bites” by Def Leppard
  • “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “Oh Sherry” by Journey

3 Restaurants You Love to Eat At

The poster for Lindsay Ferguson’s tour to promote her new album, Chameleon.
  • Soupçon for the Thai red curry bowl
  • Café Molo’s for the smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese, capers, red onions, and lemon
  • Pho Bo Ga La 2 for the rice noodle bowl with shrimp, cilantro, lime, and hot sauce

3 Dream Jobs

  • Entertainment writer
  • Food writer
  • PAID singer/songwriter