Welcome! Thanks for coming to visit!
It’s Women’s History Month! Since so much of my work has been devoted to telling the stories of women throughout history, I’ll be highlighting the page where I’ve collected songs and resources for, to date, 99 years of Suffrage. Visit my Celebrating Women’s Suffrage page for a description of the multi-media program I do, plus resources including my Here’s to the Women! CD. We’ve just added some amazing cards created by Meneese Wall, celebrating historic women. The one you see just to the right is called “Failure is Impossible”. Go to our store to see more. While you’re there you can click on each card and read about it’s history.
On my upcoming events schedule for this month you’ll see several events related to women’s history. You’ll also see an invitation to Singtime Frolics, a wonderful music camp in March near Portland. I have the honor of being Guest Artist, offering a mini-concert and several workshops.
You might want to visit my Therapeutic Music page. I am actively engaged in as a Certified Clinical Musician with Hospice of the Northwest, offering music at the bedside of those who may be seriously ill or dying, or who may just need the comfort of music. I’ve now completed two recordings and a song book prepared particularly for this work: Carry Us Through This Night and the newly released Into the Promise of Morning. Visit the Therapeutic Music page, and you’ll learn about other resources.
About two-thirds of the cost of Into the Promise of Morning has been funded by the generous donations of folks like you. This has not only allowed the project to go forward, but it now means that I can move ahead with my plan to give free copies of this CD to hospice workers and patients. That fundraising project is ongoing, so if you would like to find out more about it, and/or donate to it, you can do so by going to our “How Can I Keep from Singing” GoFundMe site. Thank you so much!
In these challenging times, there is still more to do and say. Every voice is needed! So I have just completed recording my newest CD, Singing the News. These are songs of hope, courage, whimsy, history, love and death which I hope you enjoy. I also had wonderful support for this project from the GoFundMe site. Truly it takes a village.
On April 13th, 2019, we will be holding a benefit concert for the Bellingham Food Bank. We’ll also be celebrating my fifty years as a working musician and my two newest CDs. It is also an excuse to play a concert with so many of the musicians who accompanied me on these recordings, including our daughters, Jen and Kristin Allen-Zito. This musical journey of mine has been so richly supported by the faith shown in me by so many of you. This celebration is also in gratitude for the community that makes work like mine possible.
In these pages you’ll also find currently scheduled events, recordings, archival photos, and newsletters from 2001 to the present. See the bars to the right in the heading above. Scott has recently completed an archive of lyrics to over one-hundred-sixty songs, organized by album and by category. We’ll be adding new content as the months go by, so please do come back and visit. We’ve added a category called Back Pages, which will include “Basement Tapes”, previously unpublished songs and poems, a page for Jen and Kristin (now up!), Washington History, Spirituality, and more!
You can also visit me on Facebook, where you’ll also be notified of my occasional newsletters, now posted at my Linda’s Occasional Newsletter page on this website. I am also in the process of developing a YouTube channel with old and new performances by me and others, recordings and more. We’ll keep you apprised of these developments as this continues to evolve.
Forward Into Light!