Linda Brooks

Bio1Linda’s music has been described as “adult contemporary with nods to the country genre” and her “impressive stage presence” and pure voice have combined to get the attention of a growing fan-base both in and outside of Canada, on terrestrial and internet radio from the US to the UK.

In 2012, Linda spent time in California shooting the video for her original holiday song, “This Christmas”. “…a gentle plea for peace accompanied by a remarkable music video,” wrote Stephen Cooke of the Chronicle Herald.

 

Bio2Also in 2012, Linda wrote and recorded her third recording The Upside. Recorded in Nashville, the album was co-produced by Linda and Nashville music veteran, Chris Leuzinger, best known as the guitarist on all Garth Brooks’ albums. Leuzinger assembled an all-star team of Nashville’s finest musicians to play on the project. Brooks wrote eight and co-wrote three of the 11 songs featured on the recording. The first single “Now That You’re Here” debuted on the DMDS TOP 10 Indie Downloads and received airplay on over 25 stations across Canada. The second single “Sunshine” released to radio in June of 2012.

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In 2009, she released The Spaces In Between where her voice was described as “a cross between Karen Carpenter and Toni Tennille…(and) every once in a while, a bit of Joan Baez peeks out”, the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut, Under a Painted Moon which earned her an East Coast Music Award nomination for Female Artist of the Year.

Linda is a multi-talented artist having toured and recorded not only to support her own music, but with many other Maritime artists (Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac) and Russell deCarle( Prairie Oyster).

Bio4Along with her musical successes, Brooks is an actor and has appeared on CBC’s hit comedy mr. d, the mini-series Canada/Russia ’72 and the feature film, Moving Day, starring Will Sasso, Charlie Murphy and Victor Garber.

In November 2013, Linda released a new project, Give Yourself A Little Christmas, co-produced by Brooks and Nashville musician/producer, Chris Leuzinger. Give Yourself A Little Christmas is less “commercial Christmas”, and more “sentimental Christmas” with Brooks introducing two originals as well as putting her own unique spin on four traditional songs, “O Holy Night”, “Silent Night”, “Do You Hear What I Hear”, and a moving rendition of “Auld Lang Syne”.

Featuring beautiful vocal performances, the EP is an excellent representation of Brooks’ range as an artist. “I wanted to offer some great music, both new and familiar to enjoy throughout the season. Something that would not increase the noise, but offer a pleasant backdrop to navigate the chaos, and perhaps a moment or two to reflect on the things that mean the most to each of us.”