Shuffle Aces: Lydia Loveless – Wine Lips
Here’s another great discovery courtesy a recent listening to the Sound Opinions podcast. Lydia Loveless is an Ohio-born alt-country singer/songwriter who manages to bring a punk and honky tonk feeling to classic country sounds – a little like a female Hank Williams III or Steve Earle. After dabbling in various bands she ended up playing at South By Southwest in 2010 where she was spotted by the Bloodshot label owners who signed her up as a real diamond in the rough with a powerhouse voice.
In 2012 she released Indestructible Machine, an edgy release that did a great job of showcasing her approach and has receive many excellent reviews from the industry. It’s the similarities to Steve Earle that really grab me and the song here – Wine Lips – is a great example.
Official Website: http://lydialoveless.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lydia-Loveless
You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks – including this one – on a Spotify playlist here.
Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.