Lydia Loveless is in her mid-20s, but there may be no older soul in the business. She played with her dad and sisters in the band Carson Drew at 13, did solo shows at 15 and released her first solo album, The Only Man (produced by David Rhodes Brown) at 19. Loveless’ Bloodshot Records debut, Indestructible Machine, was a revelation that showed her influential versatility — classic Country, incendiary Punk, jangly Indie Rock, modern Pop, eccentric Rock — and her uncanny ability to work it all into her own unique vision. Her 2013 Boy Crazy EP and third full-length, 2014’s Somewhere Else, were both ecstatically received, as was her 2015 Record Store Day cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 You.” There’s currently a Kickstarter campaign set up for director Gorman Bechard to shoot a documentary of Loveless making her next album. Note to producers — you could make the film’s liquor budget with a swear jar.
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