Embarking on her first headlining tour, country artist Lindsay Ell gets it all started as she rolls into 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday evening.
If you weren’t in Indianapolis at 8 Seconds Saloon on Saturday evening, shame on you. You missed a barn burner of a show as Canadian country artist Lindsay Ell kicked off her debut headlining tour from within. The excitement was displayed throughout the popular Indy nightclub, from the musicians on stage all the way back to the center of the dance floor and beyond.
With all the buzz about Lindsay as of late, some of her diehard fans arrive at the venue in the wee hours of the morning so as to not get caught up in traffic delays as daytime traffic becomes thick around the big city. Others discuss with each other of making multiple visits along the 15 city Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.
As her fans have patiently waited, the guitar goddess of country comes to the stage and begins her show with “Wildfire” and keeps the heat on for the next 90 minutes.
Burning through the hits from her two studio albums; The Project (2017) and The Continuum Project (2018) and her EP Worth The Wait (2017), Lindsay gets the opportunity to showcase her three peat of excellence of singing, writing and her tremendous talents of guitar wizardry.
Lindsay continues on with the show performing hits like her first original single “Trippin’ On Us” from 2013 to her most current and recently released “Champagne” (Sept. 2018). Included in the set arrangement for the evening are other previous singles “By The Way,” “Gravity,” “Waiting On You” and “All Alright.”
Feeling the love and support from the crowd, Lindsay and her new freshly painted guitar she calls “Jeremy,” travels back and forth across the berth of the stage getting up close and personal with the crowd one guitar riff after another.
As the show continues through, Lindsay takes time to thank the crowd for coming and expresses her appreciation for those who support her and were there at the beginning even before there was a single on the radio. With the band off stage, Lindsay tells of how her vehicle was broken into a few weeks ago and how sometimes you just have to “make lemonade out of lemons” and move on. Since then, she has found a new app on her phone that has become her new drum machine and keeps a beat for her while she goes solo during her show.
She even talks of being single for the past year and is satisfied with that “as sometimes you just need to be by yourself.” She has been writing about it and sings about it in a new song “Temptation.”
She has written a song “Not About Me” for a friend who is in a battle with Muscular Dystrophy. Her friend had told Lindsay that her boyfriend had broken up with her and left because he couldn’t take it anymore of dealing with her ailment. Lindsay, in turn, told her that she should tell him that he wasn’t going to find another her.
As 2018 has passed, Lindsay has had a great year touring as support to some of country music’s elite artists such as Brad Paisley, Sugarland and Keith Urban. While being on the road with them, she has been able to hone in on her musical craft and help prepare her for her headlining tour she is on.
Just wrapping up a run with Keith Urban, Lindsay performs a song “Horses” from his Graffiti U album that ends with an energized guitar solo that wows the crowd and feeds her full of cheers and applause.
Lindsay completes her opening night debut with her most successful song to date, the 2017 #1 single “Criminal” that sees her bring a bullhorn up to sing through at one point before dropping to her knees while getting every last tune from her guitar before the lights fade away into the darkness.
As the lights come back up, Lindsay is at the edge of the stage passing out tour sponsor Monster Energy sweat towels to a few lucky ones at the front of the stage.
Labeled by many as “an artist to keep your eyes on in 2018,” or “artist to watch in 2018,” Lindsay has proven to be everything and more of what anyone has written or spoke of about her this past year. She is a true artist that has caught the attention of many through her strong vocals, catchy songwriting, and powerful musicianship.
Tonight’s support for Lindsay at the 8 Seconds Saloon is Christine Nicole, an Indianapolis native who is a multi-genre performer of pop, rock and country. Christine is a singer/songwriter who has been given an opportunity to represent Indianapolis in the Nashville Next Competition where she is competing for a recording contract with Big Machine Label Group.
Christine delivers a high energy show with song covers by Shania Twain “Man I Feel Like A Woman,” Maren Morris “My Church,” Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats,” Sheryl Crow “If It Makes You Happy” and Miranda Lambert “Fastest Girl In Town.” Her performance also includes originals “Overtime,” “California,” “Round And Round” along with her newest and current single “Vegas.”
With her stage presence and the band’s intense stamina to warm up the crowd, she proves to be the right candidate to open for Lindsay in Indianapolis.
Click on the links below to be sure to catch up with Lindsay’s tour schedule in order to attend one of these shows before the end of the year. Links are also provided to get the latest news and show schedules from Christine and 8 Seconds Saloon who is preparing to celebrate their 20th birthday in 2019 with plans to have a big year of shows. So be sure to follow along.
Event Date: 27-OCT-2018