First/Last – Lindsay Dragan

April 16, 2018

“Lindsay Dragan is a Pittsburgh-based garage folk artist. You can catch her as a solo act and a full band on local, national, and international stages.”

Lindsay Dragan is a singer-songwriter originally from Brooklyn and now residing in Pittsburgh who can be seen out on a regular basis in the flourishing open mic scene in town. Her debut from a few years ago, Be Good to Yourself is a beautiful indie folk pop collection of songs both personal and universal. She is taking part in a very special show tonight (Tuesday, 4/17) at Brillobox supporting ex-Pgh artist and blog fave Roger Harvey as he stops back in town along with his family of songwriter friends for a celebration of his latest release. Seriously, Paul Luc, Emily Rodgers, Anthony Heubel and Chris 2? What a lineup! This is going to be one hell of a show. I want to thank Lindsay for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View.
  • Your last album bought?
  • I traded a copy of my album with Liv Lombardi for her album, Freedom Girl.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Fleetwood Mac, either their self-titled or Rumours.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Honestly, if I don’t like an album, I just stop listening to it.
  • First concert attended?
  • Hanson, on the Middle of Nowhere tour, 1998.
  • Last concert?
  • Paul Luc, Bad Seed release, March 2018.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • I’ll give you my top three: Feist, Carnegie Music Hall, on the Reminder tour (I think that was 2006 or 2007?); The War on Drugs at Terminal 5 in New York, Sept 2017; Savages at the Mercury Lounge in NY, January 2015.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Wilco. So anticlimactic.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

This sounds so cliché and cheesy, but of the several places I’ve lived, nothing feels as deeply like home as Pittsburgh. I feel like a part of the land here. Also, raising my daughter in the city has been a pretty awesome experience so far.

Thanks, Lindsay. Shhhh on that Wilco pick. They have some pretty fervent defenders. Personally I love them but I can see how they can be boring to some… or most.