Album: Lindi Ortega, Little Red Boots (Last Gang Records)
Sunday 11 September 2011
What's a girl gotta do to get noticed? A decade after releasing her debut album, backing-singer tours with Kevin Costner (!) and Brandon Flowers later and Ortega is still Canada's best-kept country secret.
Little Red Boots should change all that. It's a jukebox-jumpin' take on straight-up Dolly with a smile behind its eyes and a rockabillyish skip in its step. Song titles such as "I'm No Elvis Presley" promise fun but iyou'd be wise to take Ortega seriously. A Jack White endorsement would do no harm.
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