A lot is happening in Linda McRae’s world. 2013 saw Linda’s last release Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts on the Roots Music Report Charts for 52 straight weeks, and it was #3 most played recording of 2013 on Galaxie Radio.
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 producers Linda McRae and Marc L’Esperance and her fourth release Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts.
Performing on clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar, accordion and porchboard stompbox, Linda combines 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. Recordings and performances with musical luminaries include Bruce Cockburn, Neko Case, Alejandro Escovedo, Gurf Morlix, and Ray Waylie Hubbard.
Recent performance include Plainsong Festival NE, Yukon Arts Centre, Vancouver Island Music Festival BC; South Country Fair AB; Barbican Theatre UK; Maverick Festival UK; The Bluebird Café TN; and New Folsom Prison, California’s infamous maximum-security prison where she performed in concert and facilitated writing workshops for the 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.
Borealis Records is proud to welcome Linda to our family of artists starting with 50 Shades of Red and to be followed in early 2015 with an album of all-new material.