Brenda Linton

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Brenda Linton first performed with New Horizon, a folk trio that broke up soon after member Steve Mallard was drafted. Her next band, Warm, included Stephen Davis, Donnie Brooks (who wrote the band’s only single, “My Mary”), Robert Hudson, Danny Potaire, Kittie Cobis [West], and Linda Stoffel.

Warm kept busy in the early 1970s performing at festivals, colleges, and clubs throughout the southeast; they opened twice for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and also for Rare Earth, the Happenings, and Uriah Heep.

After Warm, Linton traveled extensively in Europe, before settling in London, where she experimented with several musical directions, including work as lead singer in a heavy metal band.

During that period, she also began writing songs, one of which is the title track to her new CD, The Secret.

Linton performed recently at the Shakori Hills festival. She currently works as a solo artist out of Ashville.

For Saturday’s show, she will be accompanied by Paul Leech, who also plays with County Line. He plays mandolin, tin whistle, acoustic guitar, upright & electric bass, and, Linton says, “can sing a pretty harmony line.” He is at home with a variety of genres, including folk, traditional, Celtic,  and zydeco. He teaches mandolin and guitar, and offers recording, mixing, and mastering services at his own Megiddo Studios in Asheville.

Tags: acoustic Carolina, blues, Concert, original