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Thread #137335 Message #3140558
Posted By: evansakes
22-Apr-11 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Canada's Linda McRae - UK tour (Apr/May)
Subject: Canada's Linda McRae - UK tour (Apr/May)
....and at our place in Twickenham on Sunday May 1st
"When all the trends fade and become dated, and all the music from the cutting edge becomes dull, Linda McRae will continue to stand tall, singing and playing music with honest soul and humility, cutting through the fog with her timeless clarity. Linda is one of the true, soulful pioneers of honest roots music. Her singing and playing brings honour to her heroes and to her friends and fans." Colin Linden (Producer, Guitarist for Bruce Cockburn, Emmy Lou Harris, Krauss & Plant)
Linda is a Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned 2 Platinum and 3 Gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with former Canadian Celtic/Roots group Spirit of the West.
Linda left the band to resume her solo career and has since released three critically acclaimed recordings. 'Flying Jenny' produced by Colin Linden, 'Cryin Out Loud' produced by Gurf Morlix and Linda's current release Carve It To The Heart produced by Linda and Marc L'Esperance have all received the highest praise from reviewers world-wide.
In recent years Linda has turned her attention to the study of traditional roots music, it's history and it's traditions studying acoustic blues guitar with Juno Winner Ken Hamm, clawhammer banjo with leading authority Brad Leftwich and songwriting with Grammy winning songwriter Jon Vezner. Her most recent work illustrates this, each aspect becoming an integral part of her songwriting and live performance.
Linda's soaring, honest, vocals hold nothing back. She nails a song to the wall. This gifted singer, songwriter, musician, plays clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar, accordion and porchboard bass combining old-time sounds with universal themes of heartbreak & redemption offering an intriguing sepia postcard from the past that is vibrant and alive in the present.