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singing the news

This marvelous new CD includes songs of hope, courage, whimsy, history, love and death. Linda is accompanied by a host of musicians, and celebrates fifty years as a working musician.

(Available currently only as a CD)

Singing the News   Cover photos by Scott Slaba

Singing the News

Cover photos by Scott Slaba


Into the Promise of Morning  Cover art by Su Skjersaa

Into the Promise of Morning

Cover art by Su Skjersaa

Into the promise of morning

This new CD features 15 additional songs, chants and instrumentals for those who may be seriously ill, lonely, or in need of the comfort of music.

(Available currently only as a CD)

"I am spell-bound.graceful, elegant, and carries a deep beauty rare in our world today..the harmony was mesmerizing." ...Su Skjersaa


carry us through the night

© Copyright - Linda Allen / October Rose Productions (680508101821)

Twenty-eight original songs and chants featuring Linda and a host of musical friends. A beautifully illustrated accompanying songbook is available (see below).

Carry Us Through the Night   Cover art by Kristen Gilje

Carry Us Through the Night

Cover art by Kristen Gilje

For the accompanying songbook, Carry Us Through This Night Song Book, click below:


Here’s to the Women!    Cover art by Su Skjersaa

Here’s to the Women!

Cover art by Su Skjersaa

Here’s to the women

© Copyright - Linda Allen / Linda Allen (680508101722)

Twenty songs commemorating women's journey to justice, with an emphasis on the battle for the vote. Songs of weavers and quilters, suffragists and farmers, labor leaders and politicians, Rosie the Riveters and domestic workers.


where i stand

© Copyright - Linda Allen / October Rose Productions (680508101524)

Songwriter, rooted in folk tradition, sings songs of struggle and hope.

Cover art by Helga Schleeh


The Long Way Home    Cover art by Paula L’Abbe-Jones

The Long Way Home

Cover art by Paula L’Abbe-Jones

The long way home

© Copyright - October Rose Productions / October Rose Productions (680508101227)

Her 6th recording continues her tradition of songs that inform and transform...rich vocals with exquisite harmonies provided by her daughters, Jen and Kristin Allen-Zito.

"The Long Way Home is a collection of memories and anecdotes, which challenge traditional values in an ever-changing world. The songs in this album have an upbeat lilt and provide restful background music for daily tasks and activities. Listen while driving or working, and you'll find the Long Way Home the best way to get there." - Beth Marsau, BIMA


lay it down

© Copyright - October Rose Productions / October Rose Productions (712657070625)

"A beautiful and lively expression of women's lost voices---the voices of women's spiritual journeys, longings and lost history" --Betsy Rose

Lay It Down    Cover art by Jody Bergsma

Lay It Down

Cover art by Jody Bergsma

"A beautiful and lively expression of women's lost voices -- the voices of women's spiritual journeys, longings and lost history". — Betsy Rose: musician

"Linda's songs rise out of the ground of ordinary life and give voice to our deepest longings... and questions. Linda as an artist to my knowledge has never taken herself with undue seriousness, nor has she ever flinched from putting herself on the line: this combination of courage, humility and eloquence is the mark of the great preachers as well as the great songwriters". — Bob Franke: Folk Almanac


October Roses    Cover art by Rebecca Meloy

October Roses

Cover art by Rebecca Meloy

october roses

© Copyright - Linda Allen / October Rose Productions (680508100428)

"Linda sings with extraordinary grace and compassion of common lives radiant with strength, courage and love--her exquisite voice reaches straight to the heart." Fred Small

"Linda sings with extraordinary grace and compassion of common lives radiant with strength, courage and love. Her exquisite voice reaches straight to the heart. October Roses, one of the best produced folk albums I've ever heard, is a delight to listen to." - Fred Small

"....a wealth of sensitive lyrics, combined with a clear, resounding sculptured harmony reveals simple and grand heroic women.. a soft, mellow, but generous work of art." - Seattle NOW Newsletter


women’s work

© Copyright - Flying Fish / Flying Fish (680508101326)

Story songs celebrating the lives and work of women, past and present.

Women’s Work    Cover art by Paddy Bruce

Women’s Work

Cover art by Paddy Bruce

"Her art clearly reflects the heart and soul of women struggling for justice and equality." - Seattle NOW Newsletter

"The songs are direct - vocals backed by polished instrument work. They're songs with a message and they're meant to be sung as much as listened to." - The Fishwrapper


Mama Wanted to Be a Rainbow Dancer    Cover photo by David  Scherrer

Mama Wanted to Be a Rainbow Dancer

Cover photo by David Scherrer

mana wanted to be a rainbow dancer

© Copyright - Linda Allen / October Rose Productions (680508101425)

Released in 1982, this is the first of Linda's ten recordings, exploring women's history, struggles and celebrations. Contains "Circle Me Sisters", "Here's To The Women!", and "Wouldn't It Be Nice". Produced by Julian Smedley.

"...especially valuable for women's studies courses, women's history week celebrations and just plain enjoying". - New Directions for Women

"Her music has strikingly uncomplicated arrangements while the lyrics deeply touch the lives of many women from diverse backgrounds. Her art clearly reflects the heart and soul of women struggling for justice and equality." - Newsletter


washington notebook

© Copyright - Linda Allen / Victory Music (680508100824)

Nineteen songs of the Northwest written by Linda Allen during Washington's Centennial year, creating a rich tapestry of Washington's people: suffragists and miners, basket-weavers and quiltmakers, interned Japanese-Americans and a visionary Native prophet

Washington Notebook    Art work by Paddy Bruce

Washington Notebook

Art work by Paddy Bruce

"In the best folk music tradition, Allen has unearthed the stories not found in history books - stories of ordinary people, minorities, the disadvantaged and the victims of progress... vividly helping to define the region, these songs themselves are apt to become part of Washington's history." - Sing Out! Magazine

"As much a scholar as a musical wonder... stories, strange and moving tales of labor battles and Indian troubles and legislative injustices... history transformed into a series of beautiful ballads so lovingly rendered by her and her colleagues at Victory Music that they defy description." - Jim Kelton - Everett Herald

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