Big Hassle Media
Lindsay Lou has been making beautiful, soul-shaking music for the last decade with her band The Flatbellys, though 2018 marks what might be the biggest year for the band, both sonically and with the fact that they are dropping “& The Flatbellys” from their name, a decision that seemed like the natural next step for them. With three albums under their belts – 2010’s Lindsay Lou, A Different Tune, 2012’s Release Your Shrouds, and 2015’s Ionia – the band is set to release their latest, a transformative and heart-wrenching album titled Southland. The identity for this particular record – the beauty with which its sound slips into the ether – didn’t come by crazy random happenstance. The year leading up to its recording, 2016, was a rough year emotionally for several of the band members so – after taking a beat to really delve into the roots of it all and work on themselves – the band is re-emerging with material written during that time in a cathartic and transformative light.
Raised with a sense of community that was cultivated by a humble but culturally enriched and musical family, Lindsay is an absolute powerhouse. Her vocals are robust and intense and her knack for writing and musical instrumentation is well-developed. Her sound wouldn’t be what it is, however, without her talented band of pickers and harmony singers. Joshua Rilko and PJ George form the heart of this band. With their transition into a more genre-bending style and a new perspective on life, they are ready to completely take over the world. Southland is a refreshing glass of water on a hot summer’s day, and will fill you with warmth during the harshest winter storm.
LINDSAY LOU ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
CONTINUES TO BRING HIGH ENERGY SHOWS AND COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT ON THE ROAD
“Lindsay…sings the way you would want to if f’n you could. Phrasing, tone, emotion, it’s all there. Effortless seemingly. Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don’t miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou.”- David Grier (Musician)
Winning over audiences is what she does best. With a voice that is profoundly unique, Lindsay Lou and her band travel the globe bringing their witty stage presence, exciting musical performance, and if you’re lucky a collaboration or two.
Earlier this year, Lindsay Lou released her latest album, a transformative and heart-wrenching record titled Southland. Since the release the band has been touring relentlessly with stops this year have included both an Australian and UK tours, appearances at Blue Ox Music Festival, Grey Fox Music Festival, FloydFest and Mountain Stage.
“Lindsay Lou’s sound is unlike anyone else’s we’ve ever had in the studio. She manages to sound like a soul band and a bluegrass band all at the same time without sounding like soul-tinged bluegrass or bluegrass-tinged soul. It sounds like uncharted territory.” -Lake Effect, WUWM Milwaukee’s NPR, Mitch Teich
In addition to the band’s headlining shows and festivals, constantly invited to sing with other bands on stage (and in the studio), such as The Milk Carton Kids, Greensky Bluegrass, The California Honeydrops, Elephant Revival, The Brothers Comatose, and Billy Strings. Lindsay explains: “I grew up singing with my family, and these collaborations bring me back to that. It turns shows and festivals into family reunions.
“The songs are great. The playing is superb…Lindsay’s soulful voice, intriguing lyrics and creative melodies are passionate and captivating.” – Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass
Sept 8 // Floyd, VA // Floyd Country Store
Sept 14 // Nashville, TN // AmericanaFest – Hutton Hotel
Sept 22 // Louisville, KY // Bourbon & Beyond
Sept 27 // Ferndale, MI // Otus Supply
Sept 28 // Grand Rapids, MI // ArtPrize
Sept 29 // Winona, MN // Boats & Bluegrass Festival
Oct 1 // Iron Mountain, MI // Braumart Theatre
Oct 5 // Elkin, NC // Reeves Theater
Oct 6 // Asheville, NC // The Orange Peel
Oct 11 // St. Louis, MO // Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy
Oct 12-13 // Eureka Springs, AR // Basin Springs Park
Oct 24 // Portland, OR // Mississippi Studios
Oct 25 // Enterprise, OR // OK Theatre
Oct 26 // Prosser, WA // Brewminatti
Oct 28 // Bend, OR // Volcanic Theatre Pub
Oct 29 // Chico, CA // Sierra Nevada the Big Room
Nov 1 // Ferndale, CA // The Old Steeple
Nov 2 // Winters, CA // The Palms Playhouse
Nov 3 // San Francisco, CA // Brick & Mortar
Nov 12-13 // Tallahassee, FL // Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Nov 29 // Holdrege, NE // Rehmsworld Concerts
Dec 2 // Hesston, KS // Prairie Window Concert Series
Dec 7-10 // Puerto Morelo, Mexico // Strings & Sol
Dec 14-16 // Stratton, VT // WinterWonderGrass Festival