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. Now with four albums under their belts – 2010’s Lindsay Lou, A Different Tune, 2012’s Release Your Shrouds, and 2015’s Ionia – the band just 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 trying year emotionally for several of the band members so – after taking a beat to really delve into the roots of it all – 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 singing seems to float over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band soulfully fierce intensity and a tender intimacy that demands your attention. In the words of David Grier, “Lindsay…sings the way you would want to if’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.” Her sound is made even more recognizable by talented multi-instrumentalists and harmony singers; Joshua Rilko, PJ George and Jeff Wilson.
They continue to be featured at music festivals nationally and internationally and have been garnering praise along the road, including being named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, a program which has featured acts like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and PHISH.