Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys is in the forefront of today’s progressive roots music movement. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. Their arrangements demonstrate a well-developed taste in music – based on bluegrass traditions but frequently dipping into swing jazz and popular song craft. The distinctive sound has a lot to do with the vocals of lead singer Lindsay Lou. Lindsay
Lou & the Flatbellys’ new album, Release Your Shrouds, is a step forward and that’s thanks in part to the relationship between Lindsay Lou and Joshua Rilko. Joshua plays mandolin and joins his voice with Lindsay in beautiful harmony on the new album. On “Wonderful You Are,” bass player Spencer Cain shines in a duet with Lindsay’s Billie-Holiday-like vocals, and dobro player Mark Lavengood brings the fire on “Lemon Squeezy.” Keith Billick’s banjo playing not only offers the driving bluegrass sound, but also brings a level of sophistication to the less traditional numbers, like instrumental track “Barbarossa.”
February 8th 2013 at 8 PM
Empty Sea Studio (click for a map & directions)
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
General admission is $18.00, $22.00 at the door.
You can purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets ($19.62)