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