LOTT is the solo project of Minneapolis musician, Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows). Classical Experimental Violin. The core inspiration for LOTT's compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, and Owen Pallett.

LOTT has been likened to a modern day torch singer of indie music - both in her lyrical themes and vocal styling. She has been greatly influenced by Patsy Cline's catalogue of songs about unrequited love and heartbreak. The music project of LOTT started as a desire to express her creativity and love for the violin by merging the two worlds of classical and contemporary music. LOTT was awarded "Best Acoustic Performer" in City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015. "...With a looping pedal hooked up to her instrument, Ottman layers intricate melodies that combine classical beauty with an adventurous ear for contemporary experimentation not unlike Andrew Bird. Her voice, loaded with attitude and a penchant for flowing leaps, sweetens the deal..."

Past Shows


May
10
th
2018
7th St Entry
May
10
th
2018
7th St Entry

Mt. Joy

with LOTT
Oct
15
th
2017
7th St Entry
Oct
15
th
2017
7th St Entry

City of the Sun

with LOTT
Apr
19
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
19
th
2017
Turf Club

Bob Mould

with LOTT
Mar
9
th
2017
7th St Entry
Mar
9
th
2017
7th St Entry
Dec
1
st
2016
7th St Entry
Dec
1
st
2016
7th St Entry

Mayda

with Bomba de Luz and LOTT
Nov
4
th
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
4
th
2016
7th St Entry

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

with Brolly and LOTT
Nov
14
th
2015
Turf Club
Nov
14
th
2015
Turf Club

Elephant Revival

with LOTT
Nov
10
th
2015
7th St Entry
Nov
10
th
2015
7th St Entry

Adam Svec

with LOTT and GRAHAM O’BRIEN
Aug
29
th
2015
Turf Club
Jan
16
th
2015
7th St Entry
Jan
16
th
2015
7th St Entry

White Boyfriend

with Fort Wilson Riot, YONI YUM, LOTT and more!
Aug
4
th
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
4
th
2014
7th St Entry

PHOX

with J.E. Sunde and LOTT

More Shows

Oct
16
th
7th St Entry

The Deer

with Val Son
Nov
4
th
7th St Entry

The Paranoyds

with Bad Waitress and Zilched
Oct
6
th
Fine Line

Conway the Machine

Aug
11
th
Turf Club

The Shackletons, Saint Small and The Mood Swings