GALLERY MUSIC: Linda McRae takes the stage for one night at Gallery 2
Linda McRae, Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned two platinum and three gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with Spirit of the West, will perform in concert on Friday, July 16 at Gallery 2 (formerly Grand Forks Art Gallery) in Grand Forks.
Linda left the Spirit of the West to resume her solo career and has since released three critically acclaimed recordings. Flying Jenny, produced by Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Emmy Lou Harris), Cryin’ Out Loud, produced by Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier) and Linda’s current release Carve It To The Heart, produced by Linda and Marc L’Esperance (Po’ Girl, Be Good Tanyas) have all received the highest praise from reviewers world-wide.
In recent years McRae has turned her attention to the study of traditional roots music, its history and its 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 dedication; each aspect has become an integral part of her songwriting and live performance. Linda’s evocative and powerful voice is well supported by her acoustic finger-style and flat-picked rhythm guitar, accordion, clawhammer banjo, dulcimer and Porchboard bass.
Linda is a compelling entertainer, and her personality and storytelling add an intimacy to her shows. Her busy tour schedule reflects her love of performing – she completed 200 shows last year alone. Linda also writes a monthly column for BC Musician Magazine.
Tickets for the Linda McRae concert (limited to 60) are available at Gallery 2 (Grand Forks Art Gallery): $12 for Gallery 2 members or $15 for non-members. To reserve your tickets, please call Gallery 2 at 442-2211. For more information about this concert, please call Kim or Zak at 442-3854. Show 7:00 p.m.