Spanning 200 years of American Song, Linda specializes in presenting programs specific to many areas of our country's past. Playing guitar, hammered and mountain dulcimers, penny whistle and limberjack, she appears either as a solo performer or with her ensemble, Linda Russell and Companie.
with Christa Patton and Margery Cohen photo by D. Powell
at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, NJ
with Ridley and Anne Enslow photo by D. Powell
Christmas at the Wethersfield CT Historical Society
Songs of 18th Century AmericaThrough ballads, broadsides, love songs, marches, drinking songs, dance tunes and Revolutionary War anthems, Linda brings the 18th Century to life.
19th Century America in Song
This is a time rich with Stephen Foster songs, Hutchinson Family tunes, the hymns of Lowell Mason and Thomas Hastings, parlor ballads, campaign songs and the Celtic melodies of Robert Burns and Thomas Moore.
Songs America Voted By
A lively look at Political Campaigns Past through the songs that drove Americans to the polls and informed their voting before the days of radio and television.
200 Years of Popular Song
Songs and stories of America’s past from 1776 to 1976! Linda sings love songs, humorous ditties, patriotic anthems, work songs and tunes from America’s wars as well as a hit or two from the 1950’s. Included will be audience sing-alongs, like Yankee Doodle, O Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Tennessee Waltz and This Land is Your Land.
Songs of the Historic Hudson
The story of the Hudson River as seen through the songs that reflected life in the Hudson Valley throughout its history. Included are songs of the Revolution, of Erie Canal boatmen and pirates, of steamboats and lost love.
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