We were lucky enough stop by Lindi Ortega‘s sound check yesterday before she played at Minglewood Hall to a packed house. She opened for Social Distortion (who we are pretty sure we saw John Stubblefield of Lucero showing around Ardent yesterday afternoon!) which seemed like an odd fit at first, but we figured SD must have fallen in love her lovely persona and music just like we did and just couldn’t resist bringing her on the road!
Personally, we wanted to check her out after we read that the Canadian-born singer, whose voice has been described as a blend of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris, had moved to Tennessee. That sounded right up our alley and we were not disappointed! She’s going to be on the road with SD and The Toadies for the rest of the month, we highly recommend the show, if you can get a ticket. Check out this excerpt form her sound check last night …
Here’s the Bio:
With her arresting vocals and unique brand of alt country, a genre she describes as “a roadside motel love affair between old school outlaws and country darlings”. The record will be a collection of songs that aims to speak to the desperado in all of us. Be sure to keep an ear out for that sweet vibrato and an eye out for those little red boots because it won’t be long before Canada boasts of a brand new country darling.