We are on our whistlestop tour of the Lower 48 from now til January 28!
Our itinerary includes Tucson, Orlando, New York, Chicago, St. Paul, Denver/Fort
Collins, San Francisco, Eugene, Seattle/Port Townsend. Hope to see you along the way!
I will perform Arctic Child Suite at the Anchorage Folk Festival on Sunday, January 27 at
Hard Rock Miners Defending Private Property, Working Families, Natural Resources
Arthur Sappington, the Hard Rock Miner, continues his pioneering legal work to
defend America's working families, natural resources and the principle of private
property. You can follow the work of miner-lawyers Ron Gibson, Hal Anthony and
Arthur Sappington on www.westernminingalliance.org. See also the Hard Rock
Miner Report on this website.
Truth Justice and Reconciliation Work Continues
In the city of Homer, Bumppo and I joined Citizens of Alaska
to create a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission to bring together
police and citizens to examine our justice system. Citizens are cordially
invited to share stories of what happens when police abuse citizens and deny
their constitutional rights. The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission
in Homer is in its seventh month. Our websites are under construction,
truthjusticereconciliation.org and truthjusticereconciliation.com.
Our inspiration is Desmond Tutu, who helped South Africa transition from
apartheid to full democracy. Here in America, our democracy is threatened by
a rising police state. Citizens feel abused and disrespected, our justice system
is freeing child rapists but incarcerating citizens for small drug and alchohol
infractions, police prey upon people leaving bars and parties to the extent that
people choose to go out less, and socialize less. In effect, government is chilling our
First Amendment right to assemble. Our best, strongest, idealistic young
men and women, America's fine National Reserve, are being destroyed by
continual wars to support an assumed empire that we Americans never voted
Fortunately, free speech and assembly are alive and well in Homer. I am
particularly grateful to Homer Police Chief Mark Robl for meeting with
Citizens of Alaska, and for protecting citizens who file complaints about
abusive police behavior. For more on the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
Commission, see the opinion piece Bumppo and I wrote for the June 13 issue
of the Homer Tribune.
Recording, Performing and Teaching
In February, 2012 Jean Aspen and Tom Irons commissioned me to compose
additional music to augment Brian Smith's score for their video documentary,
Arctic Son. Arctic Child Suite for piano was the result. Milo Matthews and I
recorded the tracks, Milo Matthews mastered the CD, and Bob Parsons did a
beautiful job on the graphics. The CD is called Lindianne at the Piano; Arctic
Child Suite. The CD is in production right now. The music is extremely peaceful.
All tracks except one are instrumental only. I asked my dear friend and musical
colleague Sunrise Kilcher Sjoeberg to sing Perfect Friend and the result is beautiful
yet still peaceful.
Good Reviews in National Media
My publicists at Wavelength Radio Promotion just sent news of this lovely review
in No Depression Roots and Americana Music: http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/
blogs/cd-review-alaskan-folk-music-from-singer-songwriter-lindianne. The All That Jazz
review is due in December. Thank you, Harry Watters and Bobby Dickerman! Thank
From early reviews for my CD American Man, Freedom Songs from the Peace Line:
"Lindianne's voice has a compelling quality. We listen to American Man
over and over." "One of the top albums of my life - compares to Music from Big
Pink, Loreena McKennitt, Old and in the Way." "I love Lindianne's stories and the
characters in her ballads." "A classic." "I never get tired of listening to it."
You can listen to songs, download and review songs, and purchase American
Man CD from CDBaby.com. Just scroll down to the bottom of this page for the
CDBaby link. Or contact me directly through this website.
All songs on American Man CD and website copyright 2012 Lindianne.