Lindi Ortega Plays Mercury Lounge Tomorrow Night

August 3rd, 2015

Growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, Lindi Ortega—inspired by her musician father and listening to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and Jeff Buckley— began writing original songs in her teens. She’s since decamped for Nashville and has become known for a voice that’s been compared to Dolly Parton’s and Emmylou Harris’s, as she’s become what AllMusic calls “a rising star on the North American alt-country scene.” Ortega (above, performing “Someday Soon” for SiriusXM) has already released three full-length studio albums (stream them below), and her fourth, Faded Gloryville, comes out next week. And ahead of its arrival, Ortega plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. Americana singer Joe Fletcher opens the show.