Lindi Ortega's Tin Star streaming at Paste; Tour Dates Announced
Tin Star, the latest album from critically lauded singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, is currently streaming in its entirety at Paste Magazine (http://bit.ly/17oAnNx) hailing Ortega's "honest songwriting and distinctive vocals." The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/17XYuPJ and at Ortega's online store:http://bit.ly/I0kkFh.
Produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Cobb (Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings), Tin Star, out October 8 on Last Gang Records, demonstrates the unique voice and songwriting that Ortega has come to be known for and is largely inspired by Ortega's adopted home of Nashville. Born and bred in Toronto, Ortega made the move to Music City to be closer to the musicians who inspired her. "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," she explains. "I like to work with different musicians and producers to change the feel 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."
Tin Star follows last year's Polaris Prize long-listed Cigarettes and Truckstops and her 2011 Juno Award-nominated debut Little Red Boots. Billboard called Cigarettes and Truckstops "heartfelt and mood-inducing, a uniquely bluesy twist on pre-outlaw country" while The New York Times praised Ortega for having "untamed instincts, but classic bones."
The past few years have found Ortega nearly constantly on the road supporting both Little Red Boots and Cigarettes and Truckstops. She has toured with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Social Distortion and James Vincent McMorrow. Of her live performance The Chicago Sun Times notes "[her] ebullient personality and powerful voice make for a striking presence," while Country Weekly goes on to say "it's her penetrating and tremulous voice you'll remember the most."
October 12 Nashville, TN The High Watt
October 13 Asheville, NC Emerald Lounge
October 15 Charlotte, NC Double Door Inn
October 17 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
October 18-19 New York, NY Subculture
October 20 Washington, DC The Hamilton
October 22 Boston, MA The Red Room
October 24 Toronto, ON The Great Hall
October 25 London, ON The Aeolian
October 26 Hamilton, ON Studio Theatre
October 27 Burnstown, ON Neat Café
October 30 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
October 31 Pontiac, OH Pike Room
November 1 Chicago, IL Space
November 2 Madison, WI The Frequency
November 3 Minneapolis, MN Icehouse
November 6 Swift Current, SK Lyric Theatre
November 7 Regina, SK The Exchange
November 9 Calgary, AB Commonwealth Bar and Stage
November 13 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
November 14 Victoria, BC Lucky Bar
November 15 Seattle, WA Q Café
November 16 Portland, OR White Eagle Saloon
November 18 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
November 19 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
November 20 Phoenix, AZ The Western
November 22 Austin, TX Cactus Café
November 24 Houston, TX Mucky Duck
November 30 Cobalt, ON Classic Theatre
More On: Social Distortion, Chicago, Boys Noize, Double Door, Commonwealth, National Arts Centre.