Lindi Ortega

Singer Lindi Ortega found a welcome to country in Nashville, Tennessee

Singer Lindi Ortega found a welcome to country in Nashville, Tennessee

“Lindi Ortega, Toronto-raised but now a resident of Nashville, Tennessee, is rather proud of her second home town.

She is more than happy to show you around it, too, and its country music bars and rooms that she's played or drunk in, often listening in on conversations to provide fodder for her sweet and sour songs.”

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“At thirty-five, with a failed major-label deal and several critically acclaimed but little-known albums to her name, Lindi Ortega knows just how frustrating the music business can be. That hasn’t stopped the Canadian-born singer-songwriter from putting on her signature rockabilly makeup and lipstick-red cowboy boots and making some of the best music of her career. On her 2015 album, Faded Gloryville, she sits in on the lonely gigs and late-night woes of down-and-out musicians, plumbing the depths of disillusionment and despair with a voice as smooth as the slide guitar behind it.”

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“Whether she's singing about the ashes of a past relationship or a lover running amok with the devil, Lindi's rough-edged voice — often compared to Dolly Parton's — always hits you right in the chest. Her latest album Faded Gloryville came out last summer and combined the best of straightforward country (plenty of steel guitar) with the indie rock sensibility for which her hometown of Toronto has become famous.”