Lindi Ortega is an independent Singer / Songwriter from Toronto, Canada.
Her first album, The Taste of Forbidden Fruit, was released independently in 2002. Her second album, Fall From Grace, was released independently in 2007.
Lindi has worked with a number of other bands, such as Pilate and Now Is Now and is currently working with producer Ron Lopata, the keyboardist from JackSoul. Lindi most recently appeared on the album 68 from Year Of The Monkey, also produced by Ron. She has released a 6-song EP in 2008 and will be working on a full length record later this year.
She has a unique voice with a signature vibrato that has been compared to Jeff Buckley and Hope Sandoval(Mazzy Star). Her songwriting is influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash. She plays the guitar and piano.
As usual it was the Leonard Cohen link that lead me to Lindi, and am I happy it did.
Lindi is an amazingly talented singer, her voice is as warm as a prairie wind on a summers eve.
Check out the interview with laist, after you have listened to her music of course.
I'm predicting we will all be listening to the girl with The Little Red Boots for a long time.
Somewhere in an old 1960's apartment building in the city of Toronto, Canada, a well worn pair of cherry red cowboy boots wait by the door.On the bed is a journal with a bird on the front cover and the saying "Go Slow, Life in Progress". Sitting on the floor with a bottle of merlot and a red flower in her dark hair is where we find Lindi Ortega. She's no stranger to the stage, having toured across Canada and the United States, Ortega has performed for all kinds of audiences. She opened for the UK band Keane in North America, as well as a successful Midwest run with movie star Kevin Costner and his band The Modern West. Lindi Ortega has just completed a new full length record produced by Ron Lopata and set for release on Last Gang Records in the summer of 2011. Keep an ear out for that sweet vibrato and an eye out for those little red boots because it won't be long before Canada boasts of a brand new country darling. [SXSW]
If you are going to be tested on a classic, then this is the one to do. A beautiful version of Leonard's classic.
Little Red Boots
Lindi Ortega @ the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater on July 29th 2009.
'Little red boots' + another lovely song! :) Thanks MissBetC
Talking about covers again. This one takes guts, and she pulls it off, no doubt. Janis would have been proud.
And finally today an un-released beautiful song.
Still panting for more huh! Well heres a four track sampler from the upcoming Little Red Boots album.
Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots sampler by Last Gang Entertainment