Lady Lamb is singer/songwriter Aly Spaltro, who you may remember as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, a moniker she dropped shortly after her 2013 debut, Ripely Pine. She’s actually been releasing EPs and LPs since 2009, bouncing between indie labels Ba Da Bing Records and Mom + Pop Records. Her most recent, Even in the Tremor, brings her back to Ba Da Bing for an intimate collection of folk rock songs. Spaltro paints intricate personal portraits of daily life with all the messy emotions that come with it.
We caught up with Aly and asked her to take the Ten Questions survey. Here’s what she said:
1. What is your favorite album?
Aly Spaltro: Widow City by The Fiery Furnaces
2. What is your least favorite song?
Maybe ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore?
3. What do you enjoy most about being in a band?
Having friends with which to contemplate snack options at gas stations.
4. What do you hate about being in a band?
Late load-outs with tons of gear after shows!
5. What is your favorite substance (legal or illegal)?
Black diner coffee
6. In what city or town do you love to perform?
7. What city or town did you have your worst gig (and why)?
In Brussels, Belgium, our van was robbed and they stole my pedalboard and discarded our merch all over the street. That was a rough show to say the least!
8. Are you able to support yourself through your music? If so, how long did it take to get there; if not, how do you pay your bills?
Yes I am very fortunate to have been supporting myself with my music since 2010 when I left home in Maine and moved to NYC.
9. What one profession other than music would you like to attempt; what one profession would you absolutely hate to do?
I’d like to attempt film editing. I would absolutely hate to be a helicopter pilot.
10. What are the stories you’ve heard about Omaha, Nebraska?
Romantic Saddle Creek stories of some of my favorite musicians like Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis and Tim Kasher all hanging out and making music together!
Lady Lamb plays with Renata Zeiguer and Alex Schaaf Monday, April 22, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Showtime is 8 p.m., tickets are $15 Adv./$17 DOS. For more information, go to onepercentproductions.com.