“… a fresh new voice in modern bluegrass, with driving instrumentals and a straight-from-the-still quality to Lindsay's voice...If you're a fan of broad-based bluegrass with a strong infusion of creativity and intelligence, Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys is a band you definitely need to check out.”— Bluegrass Unlimited
Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan and now transplanted to Nashville, Tennessee, Lindsay Lou and her band have been touring extensively (nationally and internationally) behind the release of their album, Ionia, in 2015. They were named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce and made their first appearance at Merlefest in North Carolina in 2016.
Since then, they’ve been featured in the lineup of prestigious affairs ranging from The Shetland Island Folk Festival in Scotland, The Bluegrass Jamboree in Germany, Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, Stagecoach Music Festival in California, Wheatland Music Festival in Michigan, Strawberry Music Festival in California, Redwing Roots Festival in Virginia, ROMP in Kentucky, Pagosa Springs Folk Festival in Colorado, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Upstate New York.
They’ve been compared to bands like Lake Street Dive and The Punch Brothers, but the truth is their sound is entirely their own. Lindsay’s singing floats over the masterful picking and groove of her band with dynamics that range from a lullaby to a battle cry.