Margo Price is not your quintessential country singer. Sure, you could say her brand of country pays homage to Dolly Parton, Roseanne Cash, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn, but that’s way too easy. She's got rhythm. She’s got blues. She’s got soul. And she’s got a matter-of-factness that hits like Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin with the cadence of Bob Dylan.
She’s a fearless liberal feminist songwriter—the likes of which country music hasn’t seen in decades. Her lyrics transcend genres of music, gender and race—just take a good listen to "All American Made," the title track on her 2017 album.
"Hands of Time," the opening track on her album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is much more than Rolling Stone’s country song of 2016—it’s a heartbreaking autobiographical map that's led Ms. Price to where she is now.
Since storming the gates of the country scene, Ms. Price has accumulated countless accolades; appeared on SNL, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Later… with Jools Holland; and performed at the Glastonbury Festival and most recently, the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Yep, she's kind of a big deal. Willie Nelson accompanied her on "Learning to Lose," Jack White has collaborated with her, and Sturgill Simpson joined her on her side project, Margo and the Pricetags. She's even partied with the late Anthony Bourdain.
Back in January, Price played to a sold-out Ready Room and mesmerized the crowd. The Illinois-bred, East Nashville darling will most certainly bring the same energy to the stage at this year’s LouFest. --CW