This is the Buckeye State’s own Lydia Loveless, performing “Back On The Bottle” from her debut album during 2012’s South by Southwest Festival.

She gets labeled as “alternative” country, but as far as I’m concerned with a voice like that, she’s the read deal.

From her Bloodshot Records profile:

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-theroom voice, the 23-year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio—a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and floors.

When she got older, in the time-honored traditions of teenage rebellion, she turned her back on these roots, moved to the city (Columbus, OH) and immersed herself in the punk scene, soaking up the musical and attitudinal influences of everyone from Charles Bukowski to Richard Hell to Hank III.