Artist of the Week 10/10/11 - Lydia Loveless

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Artist of the Week 10/10/11 - Lydia Loveless

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Lydia Loveless is a talented 21-year old Ohioan singer-songwriter-guitarist (Coshocton by way of Columbus) who merges punkish energy and country singing and writing. Her debut release The Only Man was issued in early 2010 by Columbus's Peloton Records. It features such tracks as "Always Lose" and "Back On The Bottle."







Chicago's Bloodshot Records recently released her second album, entitled Indestructible Machine.











And now let's check out a few covers that she's done...







I met up with uncle rickey & Cooley Girl for a Lydia Loveless show in New Haven on 10/5/11. There could not have been more than 20 people there, but she and her band gave a great performance. I think she has the talent and energy to to go a long way.
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She's passing through North Cackalackey on tour this week but unfortunately none of the dates are all that close to me (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).

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Nice one, Bill.

I've been checking her out and this Lydia belts em out like a young Maria McKee. Love that girly/country/punky thing. If littlemama was around, I bet she'd like this girl.

Some good info here:
http://mplayer.pastemagazine.com/issues ... bble-youth
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i thought this thread was gonna be about something else.

excellent job. completely unknown to me. checked out a couple of clips...nice. will continue.

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Love her! I know bold99 is going to be chiming in. He told me about her a while ago.
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The Two Cow Garage song "Lydia" is about this very Lydia.
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I've been listening to her new one a lot - she's got something. Well, she's got a nasty case of Steve Earle apparently (and a wicked sense of humor).
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This is from The Warm Up series which is taped at Ardent Studios. To listen to the complete session go here.


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Lydia's Daytrotter session. Click on the image to download.

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Wow.
Now it's dark.

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She's playing at the Garage in Winston-Salem in July with Kenny Roby (formerly of Six String Drag) doing the opening honors. I'd love to catch that show but I seriously doubt I will make the two hour trip to do so. For some reason, she seems to have skipped over the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) unless she played here and I missed it before she came onto my musical radar last year.

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I guess I have to be the first to mention this. She is kinda hawt. Image
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Rocky wrote:I guess I have to be the first to mention this. She is kinda hawt. Image


yes, yes she is.
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New EP out today. Streaming here:

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/ ... boy-crazy/

Sounds great, she really seems to be finding her voice. I'm still getting that strong Maria McKee vibe.
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Really digging this new EP. Will definitely have to explore the back catalog.

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Iowan wrote:Really digging this new EP. Will definitely have to explore the back catalog.


Don't think you'll have to do much diggin', I think there's only two full length releases so far.

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Smitty wrote:
Rocky wrote:I guess I have to be the first to mention this. She is kinda hawt. Image


yes, yes she is.


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Kudzu Guillotine wrote:
Iowan wrote:Really digging this new EP. Will definitely have to explore the back catalog.


Don't think you'll have to do much diggin', I think there's only two full length releases so far.



Indestructible Machine is great. The first one, not so much. Definitely "lo-fi", but not in that "sounds good for what she's doing" kind of way.
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PeterJ wrote:
Kudzu Guillotine wrote:
Iowan wrote:Really digging this new EP. Will definitely have to explore the back catalog.


Don't think you'll have to do much diggin', I think there's only two full length releases so far.



Indestructible Machine is great. The first one, not so much. Definitely "lo-fi", but not in that "sounds good for what she's doing" kind of way.


I dig the first one more than Indestructible Machine.
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I haven't heard all of the Boy Crazy EP but what I have heard, I've liked. I'm also looking very forward to her new record dropping next month.

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Kudzu, "Boy Crazy" was one of my top 2013 releases.

I like the new song linked in that Spin article. This new album should be fantastic if it's anything like that.

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Another new cut, the opening notes sound vintage-Trucker-ish but the similarities end there.

Lydia Loveless – “Really Wanna See You” (Stereogum Premiere)

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Kudzu Guillotine wrote:Another new cut, the opening notes sound vintage-Trucker-ish but the similarities end there.

Lydia Loveless – “Really Wanna See You” (Stereogum Premiere)

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Digging that one too. I have little doubt I will enjoy the hell out of this album.

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I was having trouble hearing SoundCloud clips until I upgraded my internet browser yesterday. I listened to Head for the first time this morning. She wrote this song in one sitting? Damn it's great and catchy as Hell. Really like it.
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New record Somewhere Else is out today. It's on Spotify if you want to check it out.
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Kudzu Guillotine wrote:


^^^^^ compare that with this.....



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Clams wrote:
All grown up now, still looked like a little girl 2 years ago
(why do I feel so dirty saying that?)


Well, you do sound kind of Clamsy for saying but you're right! Saw her last week and she's such a hot mess. Skull and cross bones tights, kind of trashy rock looking compared with how she used to look. Rock star terrific.
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In this interview she talks about journalists making lazy comparisons. In this case, Loretta Lynn. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I've seen the same thing happen with Tift Merritt, Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah) and others. Comparisons sort of come with the territory but for some reason, the default for some female vocalists with a bit of twang in their voice appears to be Loretta. Not that it's a bad thing to be compared to Loretta Lynn, mind you...


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