Photo by Rene Caputo
I played with Brenda in the folk-rock band, Warm, 1970 - 1972. Over the years, her voice has matured into an even richer sounding instrument than it was in those golden-throated days of the early '70s. She has one of those voices that is not just good, but unique. No mere Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, or Bonnie Raitt clone, no sir, once you hear her voice, you're hooked.
Brenda Linton has been writing, playing, and recording music for over thirty years. She works in a variety of performance venues including clubs & restaurants, festivals, musical theater productions, and literary and community development events. In the studio, Brenda has recorded demos for songwriters, radio commercials and advertising jingles, and supporting vocals for other musicians, including an Elvis impersonator. While living in Nashville, Tennessee, she formed a band called Brenda Linton and Shadowfax to perform and market her songs. For the past decade, she has been a member of the Angelettes, a three-woman group with a reputation for ethereal harmonies.
Brenda loves interesting music from any genre and knows a good song when she hears one. In addition to her own songs, Brenda plays a varied repertoire of blues and jazz tunes, traditional American and Celtic music, and her own arrangements of works by gifted songwriters such as Mark Knopfler, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, and Seal.
She loves in particular to write and sing about love and lust, relationships gone wrong, death, irony, and the “aha” moment. She has just released her 2nd CD.
In small venues, Brenda’s acoustic guitar, piano, and vocals are supported by Robert Hudson on percussion. In larger venues and music festivals, Brenda enlists the help of The LinTones - a talented group of North Carolina musicians - as well as special guest performers.
For bookings, contact Brenda at North Shores Music:
blinton100 [at] gmail dot com(Due to the prevalence of hackers looking for online addresses,
our address is displayed the way it sounds.)
Click on the following links to
hear songs from her demo recordings.
|Keep Your Distance||Richard Thompson||keep your distance.mp3|
|Truest Love||C.E. Jones||truest love.mp3|
|Darlin' Pretty||Mark Knopfler||darlin pretty.mp3|
|The Lifeboat||Traditional||the lifeboat.mp3|
|Shores of Jordan||Iris DeMent||shores of jordan.mp3|
|Sam Cooke Medley||Sam Cooke||sam cooke medley.mp3|
|Walking After Midnight||Don Hecht/Alan Block||walking after midnight.mp3|
|Bluest Blues||Alvin Lee||bluest blues.mp3|
|Prairie Wedding||Mark Knopfler||prairie wedding.mp3|
|The Secret||Brenda Linton||the secret.mp3|
|You Don't Want to Take Hold||Brenda Linton||you don't want to take hold.mp3|
|These files require an mp3 player such as Winamp which can be downloaded for free at http://www.winamp.com|
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