In 12 years of touring, Toronto-bred, honky-tonk kitten Lindi Ortega discovered a universal travel truth, couched in a Far East metaphor: “You can read about China all you want, but it’s not until you visit it that you get a real understanding for it,” she says.
It explains her sudden move last December to Nashville, birthplace of the vintage country music she grew up idolizing, and echoing, on 2011’s “Little Red Boots” and her new Music-Row-tracked “Cigarettes & Truckstops.” Read More
When The SF Examiner spoke to young British belter Adele last January, she was laughing about crazy promotions she was doing for her then-upcoming sophomore recording “21” — like flying on a snowstorm-buffeted puddle jumper into the Midwest to perform for executives of Target and Best Buy, chains that supported her debut, “19.” Read More
She has been tagged “Toronto’s best-kept secret.” But that situation should swiftly change for Lindi Ortega — judging by her brilliant new alt-country masterpiece “Little Red Boots,” she’s the new Queen of Alt-Country, just waiting to be crowned. Read More
Wanna flash back to a time when country really mattered? When it was still meat-and-potatoes music that didn’t feel like some hastily scribbled Hallmark card schmaltz? Read More