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Preview: Lindsay Lou @ Wild Buffalo House of Music (Bellingham, WA), 3/27/24

Preview: Lindsay Lou @ Wild Buffalo House of Music (Bellingham, WA), 3/27/24
Lindsay Lou (photo by Dana Kalachnik)

Lindsay Lou arrives at Bellingham’s Wild Buffalo House of Music on March 27, 2024, in support of her latest album, Queen of Time (Kill Rock Stars).

Named among NPR’s “12 Best Live Performances” in 2015, Lou has long been beloved as a live performer, from Telluride Bluegrass Festival to Stagecoach, Celtic Connections to Australia’s National Folk Festival, and a “Can’t Miss Act” at AmericanaFest — not to mention acclaim from PBS, No Depression, Billboard, Holler, Paste, and The Bluegrass Situation, among other outlets. But on Queen of Time, Lou captures a new arc of haloed beauty, becoming unattainable in her own way — a vibrant, powerful woman who can share herself with the world, and yet define a mystic sense of inner self as well.

Lindsay Lou, Bham preview, 3-18-24
Lindsay Lou (photo by Dana Kalachnik)

Lou’s devotion to understanding where she came from plays a central role not only in the ethos of Queen of Time, but in its sound. “I have 27 hours of conversations that I recorded with my grandma, her telling me her story and explaining how she developed her unorthodox, somewhat radical, somewhat fringe philosophy,” Lou said with a wistful smile. Snippets of those recordings are infused into the album, as in the delightfully Calypso-flecked “Love Calls”. And as the album nears its end, another call to grandma helps exorcize the pain of death. “Nothing can stay bad forever,” Grandma Nancy reminds us, and you can feel the tears being wiped aside and replaced by something new—hope and resilience.

Watch the official music video for “Queen of Time” by Lindsay Lou on YouTube:

“Guided by life experiences, Lindsay Lou’s sound and songwriting continues to evolve and intertwine her sturdy Bluegrass roots with progressive Americana and Folk.” – PBS

Buy your tickets online now!

Lindsay Lou
w/ Sway Wild
Wild Buffalo House of Music
Wednesday, March 27
Doors @ 7pm


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