Home-schooled on a farm in Coshocton, Ohio that was often filled with the touring musicians who had played at her father’s country bar, Lydia Loveless grew up with music in her blood. By the time she was 14, she was playing out in Columbus (where the family had moved) with her sisters and her dad in Carson Drew, a pop-punk band. The band released one album and broke up, but Lydia kept her punk handle and kept on making music on her own, only now with a country bent not unlike that of Neko Case. She released a debut full-length, The Only Man, with Peloton Records, a Columbus-based label run by former Greenhorn bassist Steve McGann, in 2010, before eventually catching the ears of Bloodshot Records. The Chicago label (who put out Case’s first records, btw) released Loveless’ Indestructible Machine last year, an album that ended up on many a critic’s list as one of the best of 2011.
Loveless, who is now of drinking age, will be hitting New York tonight to play at The Studio at Webster Hall with her band, which still includes her dad on the skins. Check out the video below of them playing “Can’t Change Me” off of Indestructible Machine.