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“Perhaps no local rock outfit sounds, looks and behaves more like their moniker than blown-out, metal-imbued, Thin Lizzin’, ZZ Toppin’ Southern sludge purveyors Thelma and the Sleaze.”
— The Nashville Scene
LG is the embodiment of hustle. As the driving force behind Thelma and The Sleaze, she is the songwriter, the visionary, the take-no-shit-from-anyone front woman who is single handedly keeping rock and roll alive.
Thelma and The Sleaze has been touring the US for years building a legion of fans, affectionally called her creepers. The growing social media presence, the hit podcast, the features with Yamaha Guitars are really all the result of her incredible songwriting, visceral guitar playing, and the guts to deliver on her vision of what Rock and Roll should be. The people have noticed – nearly half of the first pressing of the latest album Fuck, Marry, Kill pre-sold in two days!
Inspirations for the album pull from 80’s metal, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, Depeche Mode, and early Rock and Roll. Produced by LG and mixed/mastered by Jim Kissling (King Tuff, Ex Hex, The Go), Fuck, Marry, Kill is the culmination of years of breaking down, building up, and growing their sound. After the disintegration of the old line-up and pulling together a new one, the band played over 100 shows in 2019 including two sold out shows supporting Grammy nominee Brittany Howard.
Having also performed with acts like Eagles of Death Metal, The Coathangers, Birdcloud, Burmuda Triangle, and Charles Bradley, Thelma and The Sleaze have long established themselves as one of the best touring bands out there.
Thelma and The Sleaze has also launched two successful seasons of the podcast Queen of Shit Mountain. Season two featured legendary country singer Tanya Tucker as well as front woman for Alabama Shakes and solo artist Brittany Howard.