Compared to most instruments, a drummer who also handles lead vocals is very rare. A drummer with a voice that roars and soars with cage-rattling soulfulness is even harder to find but that’s just what the powerful, multi-talented Lindsay Beaver brings to the table.
Beaver’s 2018 debut for the legendary Blues label Alligator Records, Tough as Love, is a rollicking showcase for not only her dazzling drumming and vocal skills, but also her dynamic songwriting, which is steeped in the sounds of early Rock & Roll, vintage R&B and rowdy roadhouse Blues, all delivered with a Punk Rock energy.
A native of Canada currently living in and working out of Austin, Texas, Beaver was classically-trained as a singer and Jazz-trained on the drums, but the passion evident in her music is something that can’t be taught. The prime influences Beaver cites range from Billie Holiday and Little Richard to The Ramones and Queens of the Stone Age, which is a great approximation of what new listeners have in store when they tune in to her powerhouse Rock & Soul.
8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Free. Fretboard Brewing, 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash, fretboardbrewing.com.