On the back of the recently released EP, “Til The Goin’ Gets Gone”, Lindi Ortega has announced her return to Australia with a string of shows and festival dates in November. Lindi, accompanied by side guitarist whizz, James “Champagne” Robertson, will play shows with her band at Coogee Diggers in Sydney. She will also perform at the Mullum Music Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.
When Lindi Ortega went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn't heard in some time - her own. Amid sparse, atmospheric production, it's precisely this voice - a combination of Ortega's fatalistic perspective expressed with her evocative soprano - that grips your attention on the brand new EP, "Til The Goin' Gets Gone."
A dogged resilience permeates this unadorned yet beautiful collection - three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt's stunning "Waiting 'Round To Die." The songs are the hard-won spoils of an internal war with words that struck after an extended stretch of touring, addressed in the EP's title track about the detours and ditches that a travelling musician faces.
Ortega recorded Til The Goin' Gets Gone in a converted East Nashville manor, where therapy horses linger on the property. Recording with her longtime guitarist James Robertson, Ortega co-produced the set with Jay Tooke and Jason "Rowdy" Cope. Although classic country is an indelible part of her musical history, the EP also sets the tone for the next chapter of her career: "I'll always love Loretta, Dolly and Patsy. But I just want more space. I want more ambience."
Ortega's guitar-playing chops and innate country music instincts put her in an elite group of artists;
she has earned an unusually inclusive type of success with both indie cred and mainstream country recognition. From supporting Carrie Underwood on the CMA Awards to her opening slot on Chris Stapleton's recent Canadian arena tour, Ortega is a sought-after and unique personality in Nashville's music community and beyond.
Don't miss Lindi Ortega this November.