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Exclusive Interview: Songwriting Surfer Lindsay Perry

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Lindsay Perry truly encapsulates the art of sport. Many know Perry as the free-spirited surfer spending much of her time on the beach, while others might know her as the charming singer-songwriter. ESPN Music was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Lindsay to get more insight into her enthralling life of music and surfing.

Lindsay first experienced music by playing her father’s Gibson guitar every day. “I was playing chords and didn’t even know it” she told ESPN Music. Lindsay told us she started writing music when she was 16, and got her start playing open mic shows. She has come a long way since then, recently signing with Pacific Records in October and opening shows for acts like Ed Sheeran.

Surprisingly, Lindsay’s preferred music to listen to does not sound anything like she does. “I’m into a lot of old vinyl style music,” she mentioned. Her favorite artists include Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells, among many other classic blues artists.

When not playing music or listening to the growls of Muddy Waters, you can find Lindsay on the surfboard. She has been spending much of her time touring for her sponsor Billabong and loving every minute of it. “It has been so much fun and I’ve gotten to go to some really cool places.” Lindsay also spends parts of her winter snowboarding. She recently attended the 2015 X-Games in Aspen as a spectator and fan of the sport. Aside from surf and snowboards, Lindsay added “I recently took up golf which is really new because I live right off of a golf course.”

If you would like to hear Lindsay’s music, she just released a full length album on iTunes titled “L.O.V.E.” on March 13th.

You can find out more information about Lindsay and her touring through Facebook, Twitter, or website.