Lindi Ortega – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – April 9th, 2016

Lindi Ortega

Casbah presents

Lindi Ortega

The Walcotts, The Liquorsmiths

Sat, April 9, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

Lindi Ortega
Lindi Ortega
"The song Tin Star speaks to the plight of the struggling musician," explains country songstress Lindi Ortega, sporting her signature red lips and red boots. "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.
The Walcotts
The Walcotts play genre-bending Americana music.

Armed with a large lineup, the Los Angeles-based band — whose membership includes two singers, a horn section, a fiddle player, a pedal steel guitarist, a pianist, and a rhythm section — take inspiration from more than a half century's worth of American traditions. The result is a sound that nods to the Band's folk-rock, Little Feat's swampy jazz, Bruce Springsteen's heartland anthems, and everything in between. It's broad, big-sounding music, with the Walcotts swelling their lineup to as many as nine members during their acclaimed live shows.

The name, of course, is a reference to The Band's "The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show," a 1970 tune that paid tribute to the traveling medicine shows of Levon Helm's youth. For a group that proudly wears its influences on its sleeve, though, the Walcotts aren't some revivalist band, stuck mimicking the retro sounds of an era that's long since past. Instead, they make roots music for a modern age, with songs that spin stories and melodies that take aim at the heart as well as the head.

Formed in 2012, The Walcotts began spreading their music through multiple TV and film placements, while also earning a well-deserved rep as one of the West Coast's best live bands. Opening dates with Honeyhoney, Steve Windwood, and Chris Isaak came first, followed by a West Coast tour with Chris Stapleton in 2015, mere days after Stapleton swept the CMA Awards. Live, the Walcotts bring the nuances of their recorded material to life, with every show building upward toward an explosion of horns, organ, guitar and dual vocals.

The Walcotts will continue building upward in 2016, when their full-length debut — featuring co-writes with John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer) and some co-production by Ross Hogarth (John Mellencamp, Melissa Etheridge) — is released.
The Liquorsmiths
The Liquorsmiths (formerly Second Tuesdays) are a Folk Rock group born from a collision of contrasting ideas, styles and musicality. They been described as Wilco meets Neil Young meets My Brightest Diamond, but retain a style all their own. Formed in early 2006, members and contributorshail from all over the United States (San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, CA, and Atlanta, GA), utilizing technology in various forms to collaborate before meeting periodically to tour their newest material throughout the world.
Although notoriously an underground project by in large, performing and releasing material as bonus/secret tracks accompanying various other project releases, founding
members Andrew Thams and Ryan Fisher have recently made moves to bring the group to the forefront of their focus.
The newest single "Devil I Do," has received international praise as it paves the way for their first full length album (tentatively self-titled), set for release in January of 2014.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.casbahmusic.com