Bio

Lindy Gravelle is a singer-songwriter-pianist who began her musical career in Tillamook, Oregon at the age of three, singing in the Leonnig Family Band with her father, Ron (vocals & guitar), sisters Leonore (accordion), and Lorraine (piano & vocals), and brothers Ronnie (violin/fiddle), and Roger (drums & vocals). Their repertoire was rooted in country music, with added elements of rockabilly, swing and pop, all of which are still evident in her sound today. The family moved to the Eastern Oregon town of Heppner when Lindy was five. It was there that she spent her formative years, and she still calls Heppner her “hometown” today.

By the age of eight, Lindy was playing piano and singing as a regular member of the family band at the Wagon Wheel, Heppner’s preeminent restaurant and watering hole, owned and operated by her parents, Aggie and Ron. Among recording artists who were major influences for Lindy at that time were Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Sr., Connie Smith, Bob Wills and a multitude of others, in all genres of music. The family eventually sold the Wagon Wheel and moved to McMinnville, OR, where Lindy completed high school while continuing to perform both within school and professionally at various venues throughout Oregon and Washington. It was during her high school years when she started writing and recording her own music and gained notoriety around the Northwest as an up & coming star on the country music horizon.

Upon graduation, Lindy decided to leave the Northwest in pursuit of her musical career. In the early 1980’s she was living in the San Francisco Bay Area, performing with her Red Dog Band and opening concerts for various stars, including Michael Martin Murphy, Commander Cody and Hank Williams, Jr.  In 1985 she moved to Nashville where she was gainfully employed as a singer, songwriter and performer for 15 years. While there she wrote A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline which was recorded by Marsha Thornton on MCA Records and reached the Billboard Magazine Country Top 40 chart. Another of her songs, Exit 99, was featured on Lorrie Morgan’s RCA Records' gold-selling album Warpaint.

Lindy’s Northwest roots were strong, and eventually she felt the need to return to her native state. In 2000 she moved to Central Oregon and continued her musical career.  She regularly performed in several venues throughout the region while continuing to write and record a number of original songs that her fans grew to love and repeatedly requested. 

In June of 2015 Lindy relocated to Ellensburg, Washington to be closer to family in the Seattle area. While there, she broadened her musical abilities by performing as a featured vocalist with the fabulous Ellensburg Big Band and enjoyed singing songs made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Joe Williams, Natalie Cole and Etta James. Although living in Ellensburg was enriching in many ways, Lindy felt a stronger pull to return to Central Oregon, so in March of 2017 she moved back, because there's "No Place Under the Sun Like Oregon".

Lindy is once again performing in and around Central Oregon and delighting her fan/friendz in the process. She currently has 9 albums in her discography that she offers from her website and at her live performances. Always aiming to please her audiences, Lindy Gravelle is a pleasure to see, hear and enjoy!

Lindy in April 2020