Friday, December 21st: LINDI ORTEGA
Blessed with a voice that suggests the high lonesome purity of Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris with an undertow of smoky sophistication, Lindi Ortega is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has become a bona fide star on the North American alt-country scene.
Ortega was born and raised in the suburbs of Ontario; her mother was of Irish heritage while her father's family came from Mexico.
She spent nearly a decade as an independent artist in the Toronto music scene. She has been described as "Toronto's best kept secret" and nicknamed "Indie Lindi".
She has released multiple albums over her career and has earned multiple Juno and Polaris Music Prize nominations.
In 2018, she released the full length album, Liberty.