Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. The core 3-piece these days has a fourth member on percussion/vocals – the same line-up that previously took Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm on previous visits. After flying in for their own (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in 2017, they became the talk of the town. Writing at fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: “I’m convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers.”
Having earned their name late night at a Michigan Bluegrass festival from a fellow picker who proclaimed, “It’s good to see you Flatbellys out here pickin with us Greybeards,” today Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys keep one foot in The Great Lakes State and the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin’ session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even a traces of that techno beat.
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