Dirk Lind is a vibrant and unique singer/songwriter. After ten years as the lead singer/songwriter for the east-coast worldbeat band Baaba Seth, he is currently working in his home studio on new material.
Dirk is currently finishing up the tracking for his latest solo release, "Division Street."
Born into a family of musicians, Dirk Lind's musical journey began almost as soon as he could hold an instrument. He played classical music until his teenage years, when he discovered hardcore punk, the genre that began his career as a songwriter. From punk, he moved to reggae, and then to Congolese Soukous, Senegalese Mbalax, and the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti.
In 1991, he started (and still fronts) the seminal Virginia worldbeat band Baaba Seth. Yet through all these stylistic explorations, Dirk's songwriting has always been, at its roots, a guy with an acoustic guitar.
On his first solo release in 2003, "The Theory of Evolution," he explored elements of worldbeat music, getting help from Memphis saxophonist (and Baaba Seth member) Hope Clayburn, Scottish trumpeter Malcolm Strachan (from the Haggis Horns, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Jamiroquai), and from his sister, violist Anjali Lind.
His second solo album is called "Division Street," being released in March, 2011. On this disc, Dirk has pared down his production, focusing on more intimate and acoustic songs. The tunes on "Division Street" highlight his multi-instrumental skills - he plays everything from guitar, to banjo, to ukulele, to mandolin, to keyboards, bass, drums, and percussion. This album also features the recording debut of Dirk's son Seth, who plays piano on several tracks.