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Farm Town Gal Brings Unique Music to Jig and Reel

By Jeaneane Payne

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A new music artist, Lydia Loveless, will be performing at Jig and Reel on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio, a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and floors. When she became older, she turned her back on her roots as many teenagers do and moved to the Columbus, Ohio city life where she immersed herself in the punk scene. There she soaked up the musical and attitudinal influences of everyone from Charles Bukowski to Richard Hell to Hank III.

This 21 year old musician has a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice.

-- "All of 21, she's got the songwriting soul of someone twice her age and a voice to die for. Her appearance at the recent SXSW made us full-on believers." --Boudin Barndance

-- Given 8 / 10 rating in September's issue of SPIN Magazine: "Screeching guitar and car-chase banjo open the remarkable Bloodshot debut from this 21-year-old Ohio hellion. That pairing of punk force and country grit is nothing new, but Lydia Loveless makes it her own through the strength of a blazing voice, a fully formed persona, and bluntly crafty songwriting."

Jig and Reel is located at 101 S. Central St. in The Old City. Performance is at 9 pm. Admission is $5.

Published October 5, 2011

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