Southern Twang from the North
Canada is the last place on Earth you would think that country music would strive. Enter Lindi Ortega: this northern belle has been considered Toronto’s Best Kept Secret since the early 2000s. With a voice like Dolly Parton and sense of danger like Johnny Cash, Lindi has thrived in the indie music scene with her country-alternative style. Her new studio album, Little Red Boots, is like a six shooter that finds its mark with every shot.
Little Red Boots starts off guns a-blazing with her rockabilly tune, “Little Lie.” Lindi hypnotizes you from the get-go with her sultry voice coupled with a twangy guitar riff. As you listen to Little Red Boots, you really get a full spectrum of Lindi Ortega’s talent. Her upbeat rockabilly songs such as “Bluebird” and “I’m No Elvis Presley” are catchy, memorable, and will entice anyone to start stomping and clapping away. Then as she slows the tempo down with tunes such as “Fall Down or Fly” and “So Sad,” you get engulfed in her struggle of trying to be noticed or fade away into obscurity. She has a knack for singing anthems for the dreamer, with a self awareness that we all might not get what we want out of life.
Little Red Boots is the perfect introduction for anyone who has not heard of Lindi Ortega. She’s a wonderfully talented musician that many people can enjoy, and not just country rock enthusiasts. In her song “I’m No Elvis Presley,” she wails- “I’m nothing legendary, I’m nothing extraordinary, we all may be just ordinary.” Well, Miss Ortega, I like to believe you will be those things one day.