plus Dustin Bentall & The Smokes
Friday, Feb 08, 2013 9:00 PM EST
(8:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Several years ago, Lindi Ortega moved from her native Canada to the US, taking up in Nashville to pursue her career in country music. But Lindi’s songs and voice are so damn good, she could be a country singer on the moon, and we’d swoon. Her latest, Cigarettes and Truckstops, demonstrates what Lindi does best, which is hitting notes that ring as clear as a bell but with just enough honky-tonk heartbreak. Her tunes tremble with delirious passion and world-weary cynicism that will appeal to a more contemporary artist; but there’s a realness here that could make your grandma, a dyed-in-the-wig Dolly Parton fan, to fall in love with Lindi Ortega. Opening are Canadian roots-rockers Justin Bentall & The Smokes, who’ll do a set of their while also backing Lindi.