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The Opening Act: Lydia Loveless

Growing up on a farm in rural Ohio,Lydia Lovelessalways felt like an outcast in a town that emphasized religion and conformity. She escaped that with moving to Columbus,Ohio at age 14 and discovering punk-influenced county and rock n roll. The alt-country singer combines the honky-tonk sound and style of classic country artists like Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, delivered with the twang and sneer of guitar-wrapped punk rock. Her 2016 album Real won critical acclaim, winding up on numerous "Best Of" lists, and the film "Who Is Lydia Loveless", a documentary about her life and music hit the film festival circuit. You can catch Lydia and band in action when they play Headliners on Friday (11/17) appearing with JD McPherson. Here with the song Same to You from the Real album is Lydia Loveless, The Opening Act.

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John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org

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