Tennessee-based Canadian singer songwriter Lindi Ortega has been making very subtle waves of late with her alternative folk rock sound and an impressive background of major festival appearances and critically acclaimed albums.
Since 2001 Ortega has been hard at work releasing five albums and three EPs, including three very successful albums recently under the Last Gang Records label. In 2011, the Toronto artist made the move to Tennessee where she compiled and recorded her two breakthrough albums Little Red Boots and Cigarettes & Truckstops, which have both been nominated for Juno Awards and longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Her output did not stop there however, with the release of her new album Tin Star in April of this year which has already sparked attention and excitement at her potential.
Always sporting red lips and signature red boots, her voice has been described as a mix of Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, while The Independent has hailed her as “Toronto’s best kept secret”. Her work rate has been phenomenal, with extensive solo touring and promotion of her albums as well as being the back-up singer for Brandon Flowers’ solo worldwide tour which included Oxegen and Coachella, and television appearances on Later...with Jools Holland and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Lindi Ortega will grace Galway at the Róisín Dubh on January 10 at 9pm. Tickets are €10 and are available at www.roisindubh.net