TOUGH AS LOVE, THE ALLIGATOR DEBUT BY BLUES-ROCKING, SOUL-SINGING DRUMMER AND SONGWRITER LINDSAY BEAVER, IS OUT NOW.
SOME AUTOGRAPHED CDs REMAIN AND EVERYONE WHO ORDERS WILL RECEIVE A LINDSAY BEAVER BUTTON (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST).
“She’s like the love child of Amy Winehouse and Little Richard.”
–Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records president
“When I first started out, I couldn't find a singer I liked and I couldn't find a drummer I liked,
so I decided to do both.” –Lindsay Beaver
TOUGH AS LOVE, by spitfire vocalist/ songwriter/ drummer Lindsay Beaver, melds blues, R&B, soul and old school rock ‘n’ roll into an edgy, potent and intensely emotional blend. She delivers her songs with punk rock energy and sings with a voice brimming with attitude and soulfulness.
Produced by Beaver, TOUGH AS LOVE was recorded in Lindsay’s 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. TOUGH AS LOVE honors some of Beaver’s inspirations (including songs by Little Willie John, Angela Strehli and Art Neville) while introducing her own unforgettable songs. Along with her touring band—guitarist Brad Stivers and bassist Josh Williams (“they are the glue that holds it all together,” she says)—well-known friends including Marcia Ball, Dennis Gruenling, Laura Chavez, Eve Monsees and Sax Gordon all add their talents to the proceedings. From the first song to the last, TOUGH AS LOVE is rough and raw, fearless and moving.
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TOUGH AS LOVE
Tough As Love
ORDER NOW! THE FIRST 300 WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY AND A LINDSAY BEAVER BUTTON
A uniquely talented musical spitfire, Lindsay is a jazz-trained drummer and a classically-trained vocalist, writing and performing raw R&B, blues and old-school rock ‘n’ roll songs with punk rock fervor. Tough As Love explodes with Beaver’s volcanic singing, deeply soulful delivery and powerful chops on seven original songs and a handful of vintage roots gems. A refreshing slap across the face of roots music.
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All songs by Lindsay Beaver, SOCAN admin. by Eyeball Music, BMI, except as shown
Lindsay Beaver: Vocals and Drums
Brad Stivers: Guitar, Vocal (5)
Josh Williams: Bass
Marcia Ball: Piano (2,4)
Reo Casey: Guitar—right channel; first solo (7)
Laura Chavez: Guitar—right channel; second solo (12)
Matt Farrell: Piano (9,10,11)
Sax Gordon: Tenor and Baritone Saxes (3)
Dennis Gruenling: Harmonica (1,6)
Eve Monsees: Guitar—right channel; second solo (8)
Josh Williams: Reo Casey and Brad Stivers, Background Vocals (8,10)
Produced by Lindsay Beaver
Associate Producers: Bruce Iglauer and Stuart Sullivan
Recorded and mixed by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Recording, Austin, TX
Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL
Photos by Barbara Frigiere
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Lindsay would like to thank: My mom and dad, Laurie and Brian Beaver, Annie Frosst, Brad Stivers, Josh Williams, Laura Chavez, Reo Casey, Eve Monsees, Dennis Gruenling, Sax Gordon, Matt Farrell, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Vaughan, Robin Vaughan, Lisa Pancratz, Bruce Iglauer, Mike Keller, Scott Nelson, Cesar Crespo, Leslie Hagins, Zach Ernst and all the staff at Antone's, John Scholes, Doug Cox, Cam Hayden, Holger Peterson, Rosy Rosenblatt, Gary Pott and Morrow Scott-Brown. To all those who contributed to the crowd funding for the demo, a BIG thank you: Tom Hyslop, Dave Brennan, Brian Carpy, PJ Bell, Michael Gasser, Colin Cameron, John Scott, Lena Kim, Dave Sampson, Ian Campbell, Steve Kolar, Rhys Williams, Lori Portnoy, Ward Wylie, Ian Royce, Rod Peterson and Alan Moulding.