12-TRACK INSTRUMENTAL RECORD FEATURES ROBBIE CROWELL (KESHA, MIDLAND, DEER TICK) ON PIANO
THE LONGEST ROAD TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 5
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In March 2018, Lindi Ortega debuted a “triumphant” (The Guardian), three-part ‘Liberty’ album, which was a “deeply endearing” (VICE noisey) cinematic exploration of American culture. Now, Lindi Ortega introduces a purely instrumental ‘Liberty: Piano Songbook,’ out today, Fri., Jan. 25.
Armed with vocals that have been compared to artists ranging from Dolly Parton and Lana Del Rey to Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, Lindi’s signature croon is obviously absent in the music — encouraging the listener to dive into the real, raw emotion of the album itself.
With the help of ‘Liberty’ (3.30.18) producer Skyler Wilson, Ortega pulls 12 of the original album’s 15 tracks and reimagines them with the help of multi-instrumentalist Robbie Crowell (Kesha, Midland). While Ortega does play piano, having another musician record 'Liberty: Piano Songbook' allowed her the critical distance to enjoy her songs as a listener, free of the self-critical ear artists typically bring to their own work.
Ortega spent last year sharing bills with Jason Isbell and Asleep at the Wheel, and she'll will kick off a North American tour on Fri. Feb. 5 at Centre in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. For tickets and more info, visit lindiortega.com.
LIBERTY: PIANO SONGBOOK TRACKLIST:
1. Afraid of the Dark
2. You Ain’t Foolin’ Me
3. Til My Dyin Day
4. Nothings Impossible
5. The Comeback Kid
6. Darkness Be Gone
7. Forever Blue
8. In The Clear
10. Lovers In Love
12. Gracias a la Vida
LINDI ORTEGA ON TOUR:
Tues., Feb. 5 / Centre in the Square / Kitchener, ON, Canada
Wed., Feb. 6 / Algonquin Commons Theatre / Ottawa, ON, Canada
Thurs., Feb. 7 / New Vision United Church / Hamilton, ON, Canada
Fri., Feb. 8 / London Music Hall / London, ON, Canada
Sat., Feb. 9 / Phoenix Concert Theatre / Toronto, ON, Canada
Sat., Feb. 16 / Hopkins Center for the Arts / Hopkins, MN, US
Fri., Mar. 15 / Neptune Theatre / Seattle, WA, US
Sat., Mar. 16 / Alberta Rose Theatre / Portland, OR, US
Sun., Mar. 17 / John G. She’d Institute for the Arts / Eugene, OR, US
Mon., Mar. 18 / Sofia Center for the Arts / Sacramento, CA, US
Tue., Mar. 19 / Freight & Salvage Coffee House / Berkeley, CA, US
Wed., Mar. 20 / HopMonk Tavern / Novato, CA, US
Fri., Apr. 26 - Sun., Apr. 29 / MerleFest 2019 / Wilkesboro, NC, US