• Lydia is the only singer/songwriter the power of whose music and voice consistently makes me cry.

    — Richard Hell
  • She’s a master storyteller with a voice that goes down like honey and lyrics that bite like a hangover.

    — Paste Magazine
  • Loveless has carved out an unmistakable voice as a songwriter, and she's only getting better at using it to blur the line between running her mouth and pouring out her heart.

    — Stereogum
  • Sounds Like: Loretta Lynn and Patti Smith slamming shots at a Midwestern dive bar while cowboys and punks brawl out back……her breakout album Somewhere Else is an aching, lusty set of twang and sneer wrapped in electric guitar swagger.

    — Rolling Stone
  • Commands the stage from tune-up to the final bow, with a voice that carries to every ear, no matter how intoxicated the owner.

    — The Noise
  • Manages to conjure up both Exene and Neko Case.

    — Washington Post
  • Her defiant tone is matched by songs that put country and punk on equal ground, unvarnished and direct.

    — Chicago Tribune
  • If you believe in Rock 'N' Roll, you pray for people like Lydia Loveless.

    — PopMatters
  • Love this woman. Love her. Is "Stevie Nicks singing lead on 'Born to Run'" overstating it? Probably, but too bad.

    — SPIN
  • Heir apparent of Loretta Lynn

    — Twangville
Columbus, OH

Named a New Artist You Need to Know in 2014 by both Rolling Stone and SPIN

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 24-year-old Lydia 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.  She has turned this potential nightmare scenario (eww....touring musicians smell...) into a wellspring of creativity.

When she got older, in the time-honored traditions of teenage rebellion, she turned her back on these roots, moved to the city (Columbus, OH) and immersed herself in the punk scene, soaking up the musical and attitudinal influences of everyone from Charles Bukowski to Richard Hell to Hank III.

And the journey is just beginning for her.

Compilation Tracks: 

Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell covers Lydia's "All The Time" on While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records

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