During the 1970s, Creighton Lindsay impressed North American and European folk music audiences with his spirited performances and recordings with a series of accomplished acts in the traditional music idiom—Jon Cooper, Wild Mountain Thyme, and The Ambassadors. The release in 1982 by Rooster Records of “I Ain’t Worried” (Creighton’s first solo effort) quickly established Creighton Lindsay as one of the finest of a new generation of American roots stylists. Lindsay’s distinctive slide guitar and evocative compositions caught the ear of filmmaker Gus Van Sant, who hired Creighton to compose the musical score for his first full-length feature film Mala Noche in 1985–a New York Times “Critic’s Pick”.
In the 1990s, the independent label Time & Strike released a number of recordings featuring Creighton Lindsay: the CD re-issue of “I Ain’t Worried,” Scrapbook (a collection of rare vault recordings that spanned Lindsay’s career at the end of the millennium), and The Oxymorons (a collection of old-time tunes performed with Clyde Curley on mandolin and Joel Bernstein on banjo and harmonica). Lindsay has also produced two collections of fiddle tunes– A Portland Selection and A Portland Selection 2 , featuring the playing of George Penk, Clyde Curley, and Susan Songer ( www.theportlandcollection.com ). Both recordings received rave reviews from fiddle music enthusiasts around the world and have garnered a “good as it gets” from NPR’s Bob Boilen.
The 2006 release of Creighton’s Round by Round on Workbench Records reunited Lindsay with producer Bob Lawson (his co-producer for “I Ain’t Worried”) and Isaiah Jones—the gifted Grammy-winning gospel songwriter and singer who contributed vocals to Scrapbook . The 2013 CD--Gabardine--features seven originals and five interpretations of traditional folk and blues songs.
Strange New Town (released in the Autumn of 2017) offers a variety of styles and approaches to 13 traditional folk and blues songs and features the singing of Creighton's daughters.
I Ain't Worried was released in a re-mastered version in 2018
etcetera a compilation of unreleased material from past 15 years of studio work was released on Workbench Records in January 2019. The compilation can be purchased here. It will be released to other platforms in coming months.