Lindi Ortega at The Harley, 21.01.14

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Lindi Ortega at The Harley, 21.01.14

Postby harleylive13 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:00 pm

For our first show of the year, Juno and Polaris nominated Toronto singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega takes to the Harley stage.

“The song Tin Star speaks to the plight of the struggling musician,” explains country artist Lindi Ortega. “To those who are so driven by their passion that they soldier on, despite the odds being against them.”

Fortunately for Ortega, her star continues to rise, catching the attention of critics, fans and radio stations worldwide.
Tin Star, the brand new album of the same name from the Toronto born, Nashville dwelling singer-songwriter, is incredibly close to Ortega’s heart and is influenced strongly by life in her adopted home of ‘music city’.
Produced by Grammy award-nominated producer Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings), the album builds on the success of Ortega’s previous two
critically acclaimed works, 2011’s Juno Award-nominated Little Red Boots and last year’s Polaris Music Prize long-listed Cigarettes & Truckstops. It further flaunts the
distinct voice and skilled songwriting that the singer has come to be known for and showcases the unique double edged sound that she has defined.

“It’s always my goal to raise the bar with each record I put out. I have witnessed so much talent living in Nashville that has inspired me to push myself even further,” says
Ortega, “I like to work with different musicians and producers to change the feels of every release. I don’t want to risk making the same record over and over. Working with a new group brings a new spirit and new ideas to the music.”

Several songs on the album touch on the classics of country music. Loneliness, unrequited love, crumbling relationships and primal desire pepper Tin Star and give
Ortega a chance to let her contemporary twist on traditional country shine through.

‘Hard As This’, one of the standout tracks from the album, speaks to difficult relationships, how they often seem to be more trouble than they’re worth and the feeling of giving all you have and it still not being enough. While ‘I Want You’ takes the dark undertones that Ortega’s music is known for and explores the dark side of desire and
the need to be bad to get what you want.

“I have this drive to prove people wrong; people who thought I should give up or assumed I’d never get anywhere. I decided to name the album Tin Star to always
remind me where I came from; to never forget my humble beginnings and years of hard work and struggle.”
Whether the stars she’s imagining are in the night sky or made of tin hanging on an old barn door, Ortega’s painting a picture of a career continually on the rise despite any obstacles that may come her way.


Tom Hickox
Fierce Panda signee Tom Hickox is a serious young man for serious times. He lives in Camden, plays upright piano and sings with a snowfalling voice sufficiently deep, crisp and even to draw wise comparisons with Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. With typical light-heartedness Tom’s debut album, due out in February next year, will be called 'War, Peace And Diplomacy'.
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Re: Lindi Ortega at The Harley, 21.01.14

Postby lo&m on Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Congrats on your first post and welcome to the BCMForum. Just one small thing, you haven't told us where the Harley stage actually is. As you say your support act is from Camden but don't add UK after it, I'm guessing it is somewhere in the UK itself?
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