Chanteuse Country Canadienne née le 28 Mai 1980 à Toronto (Ontario).

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 rising 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. Her father was a musician who played bass in a Latino band, and Lindi has cited growing up in a house filled with music and seeing her dad work with gifted Latina vocalists as a key formative experience. When she was sixteen, she borrowed a guitar from her parents and began teaching herself to play, and once she mastered three chords, she started writing songs. Ortega absorbed a broad range of influences -- iconic singer/songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison, country legends like Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, and contemporary acts such as Jeff Buckley and Cat Power -- and by the time she graduated from high school, she'd began performing at local clubs. In 2001, Ortega released her first album, The Taste of Forbidden Fruit, which she released herself, selling most of the copies from the stage at her shows, and a second LP, Fall from Grace, appeared in 2007. Ortega's next project was a self-titled EP issued in 2008 in which she teamed up with producer Ron Lopata, who had heard her material via her MySpace page and was impressed with her voice. The Canadian label Cherrytree Records signed Ortega, and she released an EP, 2008's The Drifter, also produced by Lopata, which brought her to the attention of a wider audience. She began touring extensively, both as a headliner and opening for acts such as Ray Davies, Noah and the Whale, Keane, and Kevin Costner & Modern West. In 2010, Ortega went on the road with Brandon Flowers of the Killers, singing backup on his solo tour. In 2010, she parted ways with Cherrytree Records and signed a new deal with Last Gang Records, who released her album Little Red Boots in the summer of 2011. Little Red Boots earned two Juno Awards and was nominated for the Polaris Prize for outstanding Canadian album. In the wake of the album's critical success, Ortega relocated to Nashville, Tennessee and cut the album Cigarettes & Truckstops, which also earned positive notices and another Polaris Prize nomination when it was released in October 2012. Cigarettes & Truckstops also marked Ortega's first entry on the American Country charts, when the album rose to number 71 on the Country Albums survey. The newly prolific Ortega released 2013's Tin Star one year and six days after her previous studio effort, and like Cigarettes & Truckstops, it fared well on the U.S. Country Albums chart, peaking at number 56. 2014 saw the release of a digital live EP, The iTunes Session, and Ortega winning a Canadian Country Music Association award as Best Roots Artist of the Year. She won the same CCMA award in 2015, and that year she also issued Faded Gloryville, which climbed to number 39 on the U.S. Country Charts, and number 38 on the indie chart.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Ukulele, Songwriter

Style musical : Americana, Traditional Country, Pop Rock

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20


Single & EP

03/2008 EP ? (CAN)

Goodbye My Love / Lonely Day / Dying Of Another Broken Heart / So Far Gone / Black Fly / All My Friends 

09/2008 CD Cherrytree B0012788-32 (CAN)

The Drifter E.P. - Dying Of Another Broken Heart / All My Friends / Black Fly / Drifter (Answering Machine)

2011 CD LAST GANG ? (UK) (promo) Little Lie
11/2011 EP LAST GANG Q201372 (CAN)

Tennessee Christmas - Christmas Eve With You / All I Want For Christmas Is A Cowboy / Blue Christmas / Christmas Carol

2012 SP LAST GANG Q1-01433 (CAN) .

Ring Of Fire / Fires

2012 CD LAST GANG ? (UK) (promo) When All The Stars Align (Ash Howes Radio Mix)
2013 EP Daytrotter ? (CAN)

Daytrotter Sessions - Welcome To Daytrotter / Cigarettes And Truckstops / Demons Don’t Get Me Down / The Day You Die / Don’t Wanna Hear It


2001 CD Lindi Ortega ? (CAN)

The Taste of Forbidden Fruit - Misery My Love / Nothing At All / Coffee Shops / Sweet Jezebel / Naughty Little Thing / Secret / A Little Peace / Tomorrow You'll Say Goodbye / Hidden / Lipstick Traces

02/2007 CD Lindi Ortega ? (CAN)

Fall From Grace - Stumble And Fall / Under Your Radar / Committing Crimes / Drift / Hard To Love / I'll Be Here / How The Wind Blows / Oh Dear / Beautiful Boys

06/2011 CD LAST GANG Q1-01249 (CAN)

Little Red Boots - Little Lie / When All The Stars Align / Blue Bird / Angels / I'm No Elvis Presley / Little Red Boots / Dying Of Another Broken Heart / All My Friends / Fall Down Or Fly / Jimmy Dean / Black Fly / So Sad

10/2012 CD LAST GANG Q2-01408 (CAN)

Cigarettes And Truckstops - Cigarettes And Truckstops / The Day You Die / Lead Me On / Don't Wanna Hear It / Demons Don't Get Me Down / Murder Of Crows / Heaven Has No Vacancy / High / Use Me / Every Mile Of The Ride

10/2013 CD LAST GANG Q2-01500 (CAN)

Tin Star - Hard As This / Gypsy Child / Tin Star / Voodoo Mama / Lived And Died Alone / I Want You / This Is Not Surreal / Something For You / All These Cats / Waitin' On My Luck To Change / Songs About

08/2015 CD LAST GANG / Grand Tour Q2-01625 (CAN)

Faded Gloryville - Ashes / Faded Gloryville / Tell It Like It Is / Someday Soon / To Love Somebody / When You Ain't Home / Run-Down Neighborhood / I Ain't the Girl / Run Amuck / Half Moon 

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