By SAM WATSON
Marketing, Ignition Music Garage
GOSHEN — Lindi Ortega is coming to Ignition Music Garage, voted Top Ten Favorite Venue by the Americana music association Saturday, October 10. Opening is Smooth Hound Smith.
There’s a sign on the outskirts of town. A buzzard sits atop it. The grass brown and parched below. It’s dusty, faded, chipped at the edges, graffiti filling the empty white spaces, a bullet hole or two visible in the large, black letters that read: Welcome to Faded Gloryville. Leave your dreams behind.
In the eyes and imagination of acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega it’s a place we’ve all been, we’re all familiar with or will one day know all to well.
Some visit. Some stay. Some escape. Some leave only to return again.
And for Lindi, it was also the source of inspiration — in title and in spirit — for her stunning new collection of country-kissed songs that make up her fourth full-length release set to come out on new Last Gang Record imprint, The Grand Tour.
It is an album that is filled with the sights and sounds and souls of those who’ve found themselves in Faded Gloryville, brought to its saloons, flophouses and cheap motels by drink, by debt, by vanity, heartbreak, failure, fear or misfortune.
Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle. Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, Tenn., they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm and blues.
Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and a lot of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral — a modern interpretation of early blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
Ignition Music Garage presents Lindi Ortega with special guest Smooth Hound Smith Saturday, Oct. 10, as part of the ongoing Ignition Concert Series. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Ignition Music Garage, by phone at (574) 971-8282 or online at http://ignitionmusic.net/