The Reckless Abandon of “New Age Flake” Lydia Loveless

By Neph Basedow Mon., May 26 2014 at 6:00 AM

Lydia Loveless is animalistic. She’s fickle and she’s wild. Sometimes, the Ohio-bred farm girl is charming and almost vulnerable — but that “purr” is almost always closely trailed by a razor-sharp hiss.

Her contradictions don’t end there; Loveless’ powerhouse voice and lyrical insight also defy her tender age.

“When people first see me,” Loveless says, during a recent phone call, “they often say, ‘I was expecting an old, tall woman!’ But I’m 5 feet tall and 23 years old,” she corrects. “I guess we all have our visions of people.”

Seeing Loveless in-concert quickly debunks any “old” misconception; onstage, she has the uninhibited energy that only a 23-year-old could have.

Read more of this interview at: The HoustonPress.com