Saturday, 20 August 2011
Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots
These Boots Are Made For Country
This is a stone solid debut album from Canadian Country chanteuse Ortega, hitting all the requisite bases from lovelorncountry [So Sad] to folkcountry [Dying Of Another Broken Heart] to rockabilly [Little Lies] to rootscountry [the witty I'm No Elvis Presley] to popcountry [Fall Down Or Fly] and to rock'n'bluescountry [sultry title track Little Red Boots].
There is a strong echo of Dolly Parton in the singing throughout - good example Blue Bird - but this is no bad thing and it is varied enough to be more than mere copy. Her own voice certainly flies true and solid on Black Fly which ends the album. A genuine talent now and for the future.