Born in Toronto, Ortega is a roots/country singer-songwriter who now calls Nashville home. Her last two albums, Little Red Boots (2010) and Cigarettes & Truckstops (2012), have been long-listed for the Polaris Prize. Another highlight on Oretga’s c.v. is a recent tour with California punk/rock band Social Distortion.
Thursday, Nov. 7 Oretga is in town to play a show at the Exchange. Opening for her will be Devin Cuddy — son of Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy. To give you a taste of what Ortega’s music is like here’s the video for the title track off her latest album: