Michigan's bluegrass and Americana success story
Michigan-born Lindsay Lou Rilko, of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, has the kind of voice you can get lost in. One part jazz singer, effortlessly transitioning octaves, one part blues shouter, soaring over the band like a clarion call, and one part folk singer, rousing them all together in song. The instruments and the bedrock of the band may come from bluegrass, but the music that Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys present can best be described as Americana. This is music that’s caught between the pull of the past and the push of the beckoning future, ready to leap forward bursting with new ideas and youthful energy. Says Popmatters: "The catchy and clever riffs recall the sharp 'popgrass' stylings of groups like The Punch Brothers and Joy Kills Sorrow." The Brother Brothers (Adam Moss, fiddle, and David Moss, cello) open the show.