Linda Draper

Air Date: 05-29-13

Linda Draper’s earliest musical influence was her father, a virtuosic classical guitarist who studied with Andres Segovia. In her youth, Linda discovered her own musical voice singing in the church choir, which led to her playing guitar and writing songs just a few years later. Linda’s first public performances took place in local venues around town, including the Renaissance Faire in upstate New York.

For the past decade, Draper has managed to carve out a sound that is both timeless and unique. Her musical journey has led her to tour the US, the UK and Paris, performing in countless music festivals along the way such as the Athens Popfest (Athens, GA), The Campfire Festival (Cambridge, MA), the Antifolk Festival and the CMJ Music Marathon (New York City).

Linda recorded her debut album "Ricochet" (2001) with indie-icon producer Kramer (Low, Ween, Galaxie 500, Urge Overkill, Lou Reed). Their partnership would continue with her next three Long Players: 2002’s “Snow White Trash Girl,” 2003’s “Patchwork,” and her debut LP with Planting Seeds Records, “One Two Three Four”. In 2007 Linda co-produced her next LP “Keepsake” with Major Matt Mason at Olive Juice Music Studios. In 2009, she returned with her 6th LP, called "Bridge and Tunnel", produced by Brad Albetta.

Over the years, Linda has shared the stage with Regina Spektor, Teddy Thompson, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Amy Correia, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Jesse Malin and Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) among others. She has performed live and has had her music played on numerous radio stations including: WFMU, WNYC and WBAI (east coast) and KXLU, KFJC and KDVS (west coast). Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Draper recently finished recording her 7th album "Edgewise" with Matt Keating which is scheduled for release on May 21, 2013.

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