May 2019

Welcome! Thanks for coming to visit!

It’s beautiful here in Bellingham! And a busy month for me, before a somewhat quieter summer. See the details here for the upcoming events schedule

I’ll be giving the workshop, “The Healing Power of Music” as part of the Palliative Care Institute Conference here in Bellingham. This ties in beautifully with my work as a Certified Clinical Musician with Hospice of the Northwest, and I’m looking forward to it! Go to my therapeutic music resources page for more resources.

In May and early June, I’ll be presenting “Here’s to the Women!” for annual conferences of the Business and Professional Women and the League of Women Voters. Since much of my work has been devoted to telling the stories of women throughout history, here’s 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 recently added some amazing cards created by Meneese Wall, celebrating historic women.  And you’ll be able to hear the traditional Suffrage songs that Kristin and I recorded: “Failure is Impossible”. You can download these songs for free.

Other events this month include a trip to Pt. Townsend, where I’ll be on “Tossed Salad” on KPTZ, followed by a concert with Tom Rawson at the Friends Meeting House. Scroll down to see more, including an overview of the recent Food Bank benefit, where we raised nearly $1500.00.

In these pages you’ll also find currently scheduled eventsrecordings, 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 We’ve added a category called Back Pages, which will include “Basement Tapes”, previously unpublished songs and poems, a page for Jen and Kristin, Washington History, Spirituality, and more!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.

May you be blessed by the promise of Spring!

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Jen and Kristin

Jen and Kristin

“We Are the Rainbow Sign”

“We Are the Rainbow Sign”

Images from the Bellingham Food Bank Fundraiser, held on April 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13th, 2019, we held a benefit concert for the Bellingham Food Bank and celebrated my fifty years as a working musician, It turned out to be a heartwarming and wonderful occasion. This musical journey of mine has been so richly supported by the faith shown in me by so many of you, and it was shown again Saturday night. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!. May this celebration be an expression of gratitude for the community that makes work like mine possible.

Scott Slaba presenting Bob Norton of the Bellingham Food Bank with a check for $1,494.45 raised in the April 13th fundraiser.

Scott Slaba presenting Bob Norton of the Bellingham Food Bank with a check for $1,494.45 raised in the April 13th fundraiser.

“ Linda Allen: Hear Her Roar” ,  Entertainment News Northwest, April 2019 .  Read the article here.

Linda Allen: Hear Her Roar”, Entertainment News Northwest, April 2019. Read the article here.

To listen to tracks and read about each song, click on the image above.

To listen to tracks and read about each song, click on the image above.

Did you know that a $10 donation to the Food Bank gets someone in need $100 in food?