CHANGE THE PICTURE, GEORGE! is a 2-song enhanced CD with video that attacks the status quo with the sharpness of a stiletto. Linq pulls no punches as she challenges us to look at the roots of hatred and prejudice to gain insight toward a more peaceful world, and she also provides an Orwellian wake-up call complete with an ACCOMPANYING VIDEO in CDr format that can be viewed by computer.
“Her lyrics challenge listeners the way that Michael Moore challenges viewers.”
A.Forcier, The Recorder, Greenfield, MA
She saw Led Zeppelin on their first US tour and loves Joan Baez, but don’t expect some wide-eyed hippie in tie-dye cooing about love and daisies. Sure, if you went to the first Woodstock and you want peace-loving music, you’ve come to the right place, but your kids will also love her refreshingly direct folk-rock with a touch of blues, vintage R&B and yep, even techno, with anthems that’ll make you dance around your living room or call your congress person, some at the same time.
Like so many others, she took piano as a kid and taught herself the guitar as a young adult, but she made a detour to become a pharmacist. Not just one of those white-coated clerks at a chain store, but at her own store. At the young age of 55, she climbed up on stage, sans the lab coat, and sang for an audience that was so enthusiastic that soon after she sold the pharmacy and made music a focus. Linq does nothing halfway, diving into the music world with a single in 2003 and then her first album in 2004. Another full-length album, Fast Moving Dream, came out in 2006.
Her newest release Life Goes On, set for release on April 14, 2009, was produced by June Millington (Cris Williamson) and features a stellar array of musicians including June on guitar, Jean Millington on bass, Jami Sieber (Ferron) on electric cello, and others, with songs about diversity, the state of the world and why you should drive slowly on Route 32.