From the boisterous ballads of the 18th Century to the sentimental melodies of the Victorian age, Linda Russell recreates a lost national treasure.

While performing on guitar, mountain and hammered dulcimers, penny whistle and limberjack, Linda's rich singing voice illuminates our American heritage through patriotic anthems, broadsides, hymns and dance tunes.

Possessing a "majestic voice that makes stirring renditions of old English hymns, French carols, Welsh tunes and American compositions"(Utne Reader), Linda Russell leads us on a historic journey that is both entertaining and enlightening by punctuating her musical performances of actual songs from the period with anecdotes and facts from primary source material. The pioneers, patriots, and other figures of America's past come to life before our very eyes as Linda sings and shares stories of their joys and hardships.

As a balladeer for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City for 16 years, she interpreted history through music. Now, with many recordings to her credit, her performances are in demand at schools, historic sites and community events throughout the country.

With featured performances that include A Prairie Home Companion, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space and the National Archives, Linda is a recognized expert in historical interpretation.                 

Listen to "I Live Not Where I Love"

I Live Not Where I Love

Listen to "The Glendy Burk"

The Glendy Burk

More samples of Linda's music can be found Here
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Linda's repertoire spans 200 years of popular music. Her multi-cultural perspective includes songs and narratives of women, pioneers, immigrants and soldiers.
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