If you know Toronto-born Lindi Ortega and you loved her first album, Little Red Boots, you’ll be excited to hear that she’s about to release her second album and she’s previewing some of her new songs on Wednesday in Edmonton.
The country-pop singer will be opening for K.D. Lang, so tickets might be hard to come by at this point. But you can bet that Ortega will be back again after this concert, which she’s rather excited about.
“I still don’t believe I’ll be opening for K.D. Lang. I think I have to get on the tour to really believe it’s happening,” Ortega said in a phone interview.
The singer has had a pretty big year. In addition to playing at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in August, which she said was a “wonderful experience,” she’s toured around Europe and plans to return again later this fall.
She was nominated for two Juno awards this year, including New Artist of the Year and Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for “Little Red Boots.” She also made the Polaris Prize long list for that album.
“Basically it’s been nonstop awesomeness,” she said.
The opening act for K.D. Lang will include a guitarist, a drummer, and Ortega herself on vocals. She plans to play a mix of songs from her first and upcoming second albums.
Her second album, Cigarettes and Truck Stops, is out on October 2.
“I’m just hoping people will like it as much as they liked the first one,” she said.
“I mainly just want to continue doing what I do. As long as I can pay rent and buy groceries with music, the rest is icing on the cake.”
Stay tuned for a review of the concert and a preview of her next album. Check out Wednesday’s concert details at Yeg Live.