Bedrock 66: Lydia Loveless Is A Young Rocker, Old Soul

Jul 23, 2015

Lydia Lovless and band

Lydia Loveless started making her first album at the age of 17. She's been acknowledged as one of the best up-and-coming artists by both Spin and Rolling Stone magazines. Her songs are hard to classify. She is able to mix honky-tonk with a grunge/punk and even pop sound. The 24 year old is a huge pop fan, counting Prince and Ke$ha among favorites. She's on Chicago's Bloodshot Records and her newest album is called Somewhere Else.

Loveless played in Springfield in 2012 and was a fan favorite. She returns with her band, including Ben Lamb on bass (also her husband), drummer Nick German, and Todd May on guitar. Loveless, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, joined me for this interview.

LYDIA LOVELESS plays at Homespun Republic (107 West Cook St, Springfield) on Saturday night at 8pm. Tickets/more info here.