Join the email list

Sleeping Bee Facebook page

Facebook --

Lindsey Horner Music Projects Facebook page

Facebook --

September 2018


Come Down In Thunder is finally out! There were some unexpected delays in bringing it to the world, but it now exists in both corporeal and digital form. Please do listen, enjoy, share (oh - and buy) Thank you from Lindsey Horner, Andy Goessling, Randy Crafton, and Timothy Hill, collectively known as Sleeping Bee.

Come Down In Thunder - Sleeping Bee

With this second collection of music, Sleeping Bee ups their game considerably. While the first recording, Heyday Maker, was an ...

See More

Song based improvisational transcendent acoustic music by this band of four veteran masters of folk, jazz and world musics; strikingly original yet hauntingly familiar.



Welcome to the website of Lindsey Horner, I hope you enjoy your visit. To hear musical samples from many of my recordings, please stop by the store.

There's been a lot going on these past few months, so much so that I've barely had time to tell about them. For now, let me just say that I got the fine Pittsburgh tenor sax player, Lou Stellute, into the studio back in May along with pianist Daniel Kelly and drummer Steve Johns, and we made what I think will prove to be a very fine recording. I'm hoping to mix and master as soon as I get a break in the action. More on that to follow.

The new Sleeping Bee CD, Come Down In Thunder, is ready! It physically exists and I need to get it up and running on all digital platforms (which is actually more important than mere physical existence these days). I'm hoping to do that sooner rather than later, if anyone wants one even sooner than that, write me here and I will get one to you.

The other exciting project is with the legendary Andy Irvine and we are about to record a project we have been talking about for at least five years. Jeff Berman and Dave O'Rourke are a part of it, and it is going to be special and unique. More on that to come as well.


I'm glad to say that One More Forever, the solo bass recording I've long yearned to do is out in the world and working its' way into people's ears. It features original compositions plus "Let's Cool One" by Thelonious Monk and a rendition of one of my favorite tunes to play on, "Minority" by Gigi Gryce. The photos were shot in Ft. Tryon Park in upper Manhattan by the great photographer, Judy Schiller, and that's one of them on the banner of this page. Graphic designer, Scott Friedlander, who did such great work on both Undiscovered Country and Heyday Maker, did his usual fantastic job on this release as well. It also features liner notes by my longtime friend and colleague, Irish bassist, composer and educator, Ronan Guilfoyle.

The record grabbed the attention of distinguished Jazz writer, Bill Milkowski who rendered a glowing review, I'm proud to say. As the author of "The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius",  the definitive biography of that giant of bass, (and a must-read), Bill definitely knows what he's talking about, so I'm very grateful for that. If you go to the "Reviews" section, you can read it.

“On One More Forever, the cavernous sonorities of Lindsey Horner's double bass propel listeners through an alhambra of blues shouts, Irish laments and Baroque gigues. His playing offers a foundation rooted in firm vamps from which are forged molten grooves and cascading melodies that are uplifting and soulful.”

- Greg Masters, author of “What All the Songs Add Up To”

Thanks, Greg!

The CD is available in physical form and digital download via the store on this website, as well as via CD baby and most streaming and download services, iTunes, Amazon, spotify, rhapsody etc.

Many of my bass heroes have tested their mettle by making an extended solo statement, Miroslav Vitous, Gary Peacock, Ron Carter, Dave Holland (who has made two - AND a solo cello record). It seemed that I'd put it off long enough so I went into the studio with the able support of my right hand man, Jeff Berman, who played drums on about half the tracks. Thus making it not entirely "solo" but I thought it would be more fun to have Jeff accompany me in his inimitable style. I've always been something of a groove player forming my tightest bonds with drummers and Jeff has been a part of so many of my projects. 

I do thank you for listening, downloading, buying and enjoying this project which has been near to my heart for a long time.



Sleeping Bee is the endeavor of myself and three longtime friends and musical running mates, Andy Goessling, Timothy Hill and Randy Crafton. The Band can best be described as " World Folk Jazz", and it seems to be growing each time we play together. We have finished our new recording, Come Down In Thunder and we will have it available for listeners everywhere very soon. As with our first recording, Heyday Maker, we did most of the work at Randy Crafton's excellent Kaleidoscope Sound of Union City, New Jersey.  Heyday Maker is already available through this site - go to the store to view, listen and purchase -  and also at CD Baby:

 As you can see above, there is a special section on this website dedicated to all things Sleeping Bee.


I'm in my seventh year with Eileen Ivers and Universal Roots, (Eileen took this somewhat rare photo of me playing baritone saxophone) I'm thrilled to be a part of this great band which, in addition to ground breaking fiddler, Eileen Ivers herself, includes guitarist, singer, trumpet and fiddle player Matt Mancuso, three time All-Ireland champion button accordion player, Buddy Connolly, and percussionist and singer, Dave Barckow. We had an exciting summer playing at the Cleveland Irish Festival, Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival, The Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Kansas City Irish Festival. I've yet to do a gig with Eileen and the lads where the audience was not on their feet raving at the end. For more information on the band and touring schedule, go to and also check the schedule section on this site.