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November 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Opener – Shaela Miller & Skinny Dyck
“Linda’s absolute love of traditional roots music runs deep down into the Appalachian dirt,
and it shows in everything she does, total commitment!
And now she’s playin’ clawhammer banjo! Gotta love it!”
Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mary Gauthier)
“one of the most pure, soulful, honest and distinctive voices in Roots music, period!”
Allison Brock, Wide Cut Country, CKUA
Earning two-platinum and three gold records as a member of Spirit of the West Linda left the band to resume her solo career and has since released four critically acclaimed recordings: Flying Jenny with producer Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan), Cryin’ Out Loud, producer Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier), Carve It To The Heart and Rough Edges and Ragged Hearts both produced by Linda and Marc L’Esperance.
Her recordings have charted #1 at CKUA, received #4 Top Canadian Album, #1 & 2 Top Canadian Songs (Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts/Be Your Own Light), #8 Top Canadian Artists on the Folk DJ’s list and her most recent was in the Top 30 Roots Music Reportcharts for one full year and was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. It was also the #3 most played recording of 2013 at Galaxie Radio. She has earned 5* reviews in No Depression and Rock Star Weekly, and 4.5* in Penguin Eggs. The Skydiggers also covered Linda’s song Burning Bridges on No. 1 Northern, their salute to Canadian songwriters, which featured songs by Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith, and Neil Young.
Performing on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo and accordion Linda’s performances include venues as diverse as The Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony and New Folsom Prison with their inmate blues band! Recent performances include Yukon Arts Centre, Vancouver Island Music Fest BC; Barbican Theatre UK; Maverick Festival UK; The Bluebird Café TN and California’s New Folsom Prison where she performs in concert and facilitates writing workshops for their inmates. These workshops lead to the creation of her Express Yourself Writing Workshops currently being presented in detox centres, alternative schools, and youth and adult correctional facilities across North America.