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The Drop: Lindi Ortega

In conjunction with the Americana Music Association

Ahead of the release of her new album, Liberty, on March 30, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes Canadian singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance, hosted by Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. A two-time Juno Award nominee and Canadian Country Music Association award winner, Ortega is an artist on the rise in the North American alt-country scene. Her upcoming release, Liberty, is a concept album, in which a central character emerges—one who finally sheds the darkness of her past and emerges into the light. The melodies and arrangements draw on the epic work of Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, who became one of Ortega’s musical obsessions during the writing and recording of Liberty. Ortega enlisted Nashville producer Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter) when she discovered their shared passion for Quentin Tarantino movies. The sonic landscape of Liberty is also enhanced by Nashville band Steelism, known for their dramatic blend of pedal steel guitar and electric guitar, as well as Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy on harmonica.

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