SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios' 'Live at BluStage" will present Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $14 for general admission or $12 for BluSeed Members. Call 518-891-3799 for advance reservations. More information at www.BluSeedStudios.org.
Young "rootsgrass" band Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys has jumped into the forefront of today's progressive roots music movement. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound.
Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys' new album, "Release Your Shrouds," marks a big step forward and that's thanks in part to the relationship between Lindsay Lou and Joshua Rilko, which blossomed in their college days and, with their recent marriage, now forms the core of the band. Joshua plays mandolin and joins his voice with Lindsay in harmony on the new album, which is a window to a bluegrass band spreading its wings and incorporating new influences into their sound. On "Wonderful You Are," bass player Spencer Cain shines in a duet with Lindsay's Billie-Holiday-like vocals, and dobro player Mark Lavengood brings the fire on "Lemon Squeezy." Keith Billick's banjo playing not only offers the driving bluegrass sound, but also brings a level of sophistication to the less traditional numbers, like instrumental track "Barbarossa."
Lindsay Lou's songs are fully crafted stories, often based on real-life experiences. The breadth of the songs' themes pushes each band member to work outside the bluegrass box.
For more information on the band, visit www.lindsayloumusic.com.