Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Love Army makes CLT debut at Lindsay residency

Before Charlotte musician Jon Lindsay leaves for South By Southwest this week, he'll play the second show of his month-long engagement at Petra's Piano Bar in Plaza-Midwood Thursday.

Lindsay, who launched the the NC Music Love Army with triangle area music vet Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown, Tres Chicas) and other NC musicians last year, hosts different guest performers every Thursday this month. He'll be joined by Cary, Snuzz, Eddie Walker and other Love Army artists during the March 27th show. The show marks the Charlotte debut of the group of North Carolina musicians who - spurred by the Moral Monday movement - wrote and recorded an album of modern-day protest songs.

This Thursday Lindsay will be joined by Machine Theatre and Charlotte's Amigo. March 20 he'll be back with Machine Theatre, who will perform the latest episodes in its serialized variety show "Bohemian Grove" during the residency. The Love Army will close-out the residency on the 27th with Lindsay and Eston & the Outs.

The album, "We Are Not For Sale," was released last fall and features Lindsay, Cary, Django Haskins, Lynn Blakey, Snuzz, the Carolina Chocoate Drops Rhiannon Giddens, Shirlette Ammons, Billy Sugafix, and many others. It will likely be the first in a series of compilations and singles that benefit organizations like Planned Parenthood and Progress NC. Lindsay revealed earlier this week that in addition to its recording and live shows, the NC Music Love Army will endorse democrat Graig R.Meyer, who represents NC House District 50 in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Jon Lindsay (pictured) is currently readying his next album "Cities and Schools" for release later this year. He's also playing some live shows with Twelve Thousand Armies and Raleigh's American Aquarium and has recorded his song "Dear Mr. McCrory" for release as a Love Army single later this year.