When blues-rocking, soul-singing drummer, songwriter and bandleader Lindsay Beaver takes the stage, she makes an immediate and unforgettable impression. Having just signed with the prestigious blues label Alligator Records this year, Beaver’s label debut, Tough As Love, is set for release in October and introduces her as a true force of nature with a sky’s-the-limit future.
Tough As Love , produced by Beaver, was recorded in her current hometown of Austin, Texas. She wrote seven of the album’s twelve tracks, the striking originals melding seamlessly with the perfectly-chosen covers. Her deep understanding of blues and roots rock traditions is a launching pad for her songs, combining electric urgency with skill and finesse.
Over the course of her career, Beaver self-released five albums with her band, the 24th Street Wailers, producing three of them. Tough As Love is her first release under her own name. She has toured Canada, the United States and large swaths of Europe, and will be back on the road bringing her new music to places far and wide, earning new fans at every stop. Beaver recently performed in TD Victoria International JazzFest 2018, and will be joined by fiery guitarist Brad Stivers and rock-solid bassist Josh Williams at her upcoming Hermann’s Jazz Club performance.
This powerful, talented artist’s influences range from Little Richard to The Ramones, from Billie Holiday to Nick Curran, yet her style and sound is truly original. Lindsay Beaver, as raw and fearless as they come, delivers every song with urgent intensity, soul-baring emotion, a distinct swagger and a take-no-prisoners confidence.