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Linda Mckenzie / Blog

Album Review by Roger Emrich

Just received a high compliment on my "Along the Way" album! (smile and giggle goes here) ... an unsolicited review randomly submitted by Roger Emrich who is the AT&T Stadium PA announcer with the Dallas Cowboys ... said this: "Listened to all songs .... thoroughly entertaining & fabulously produced! Your voice stands out as totally original and being a guitar aficionado, the playing on these songs is both fiery and tasty."

June 25, 2017 Upcoming Radio Show at WDVX Knoxville, TN

Linda Mckenzie will be performing with "Gypsy South" on "The Blue Plate Special", a live performance radio show broadcasting from the newly remodeled Knoxville visitor center held at noon, with host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturdays. It’s always free to join in online or in person. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch in you are joining us in person. Previous performing artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Fred Eaglesmith, Nickel Creek, Red Stick Ramblers, Rodney Crowell, String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Claire Lynch Band, Tommy Emmanuel, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, the Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, Dale Watson, the Hot Club of Dowtown, Leftover Salmon, Chris Stapleton, Wylie & The Wild West, Blackberry Smoke, Greensky Bluegrass, Paul Thorn, Chuck Mead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson, and many many more! You can "Listen Live" online from the following Link: https://wdvx.com/listen-live/

The Blue Plate Special® is supported by Visit Knoxville, The Tomato Head, First Tennessee Bank, and Downtown Knoxville .

Groovin' on Gay Street ... Successful Habitat for Humanity Fund Raiser

May 13, 2017 we raised upwards of $1,000 for our local Habitat for Humanity Women's Build! Always feels good to give back! Sharing the stage was "Gypsy South", Delgado's "El Nino", "Saint Lukes" Drifters, and "The Loaded Dogs" . We'll see yall again next year for this event!

New Song Posted ... "Rock of the World"

Easter Sunday service today made me think about this song "Rock of the World" ... which speaks of Peter's betrayal of Jesus. On this song, I not only wanted to portray the message lyrically, but musically speaking I was diggin' the drums, so as you can hear, they are upfront and center on this tune. (I told the drummer, "just go crazy" ... and I think he did just that!) P.S. I also wanted to try my hand at singing in a rock fashion ... so in my mind, I was hearing Joan Jet meeting ACDC ... (lol) ... can you hear it?!)

Why Baby Why ... A "New" Old Song!

Here's an old George Jones remake that I'm sure you've all heard before! Covered by Linda Mckenzie and Sam Tomlinson, of the duo "Gypsy South", ... you can check out the duo' at: www.GypsySouthMusic.com

Here's Yourself a "Bluesy Lil' Christmas" . . .

Merry Christmas everyone! Here is my non-traditional Christmas story in song (don't laugh too hard!) ....This is just a fun one .. I was not drinking when I wrote this song, but I was laughing out loud for sure! http://www.reverbnation.com/lindamckenzie/song/15336202-bluesy-lil-tipsy-christmas

Linda Mckenzie's New Album is Out and Finished!

Mama's got a Brand New CD! Yepper. They just let anybody out there on the airways these days! Check out "Along The Way" .. the new album by Linda Mckenzie released June 2016 here: www.LindaMckenzieMusic.com

Military Photos Still Needed!

Hey, we are getting close to beginning the video on my new song (you haven't heard this one yet), called "A Son With A Gun" .... I need military men (all branches of service) to submit a pic when they were a child with their mom, and another when they are in the military (with mom or without). Can yall help me out on this? Message me and I will email you more details!

New House Concert Video At Mother Maybelle Carter Home

Hey, just got the final edits done on the house concert I did at Mother Maybelle Carter's old home place in Madison, Tennessee. What a feeling to be standing in the same room performing "Ring of Fire" where this song was originally written in!. This was the first (and last) house concert ever held at June Carter Cash's mother's home place. The home was sold a month after this show was recorded, and I felt as if mother Maybelle was somehow listening from above as I sang her songs in her own living room "Keep on the Sunny Side" and "Wildwood Flower". There was a pretty picture of her standing in front of the same fireplace I was standing in front of, she with her autoharp and me with my guitar ... playing her songs. A piece of American musical history was made in this room. Check out the video here ... https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/13887133

For Martin Luther King Day ....

I put this video together today on a song I sang 20 years ago, written by Texas Songwriter, Troy McConnell ...I normally don't sing other people's songs, but this one moved me so that I wanted people to hear its message .. its a lovely song called "What Color Am I" ... please take a listen on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, but really for any day in the life of human being. (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.) http://youtu.be/ykrKvRLyhvc