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Where I Stand by Linda Allen
"--a peoples' musician. People like her keep that idea from becoming a relic of the past." -- Holly Near
"Itâs simply great; maybe the Pacific Northwestâs record of the year.â
-----Tom Petersen, Victory Review -- Victory Review, November, 2005
--a people's musicican. People like her keep that idea from becoming a relic of the past.
--Holly Near -- author - Holly Near
...lifts our hearts with its courageous personal stories and universal themes of caring.
-- Peter Alsop -- author - Peter Alsop
..heal(s)the cloudy places in your heart....filled with the love she contributes to our world.
--Karl Anthony -- author - Karl Anthony
It's simply great....maybe the Pacific Northwest's record of the year.
--Tom Petersen -- Victory Review, November 2005
Linda Allen is one of those rare performers who combines story and song into a rich and generous flow. She sings the songs that tell of the lives and the work, the hopes and the dreams of people everywhere. Her songs are rooted in tradition and honed by years of commitment to an art that both informs and transforms.
Linda has over thirty years experience collecting stories, writing songs and performing. She has seven recordings to her credit: The Long Way Home, Lay It Down: Images of the Sacred, Women's Work, Washington Notebook, October Roses, Mama Wanted To Be A Rainbow Dancer, and her most recent, Where I Stand.
Linda has been Resident Songwriter for the State of Washington, has organized two community folk centers, and has toured extensively throughout the US and beyond. She serves on the national executive board of Local 1000, the Traveling Musicianâs Unions. She's published two collections of Washington songs and frequently appears in schools with workshops on Washington's history. Linda recently received her doctorate with a dissertation on helping disempowered women find their voices. Linda frequently teaches workshops and offers keynote addresses at conferences, seeking to empower others to find their physical and creative voices.