LINDA SUSSMAN is a Long Island, NY-based singer/songwriter whose music blurs the lines of contemporary folk and blues. With vocals reminiscent of Joan Baez infused with shades of Joni Mitchell and a strong fingerpicking guitar style with a touch of slide, Linda delivers her songs straight from the heart — honoring the human spirit, celebrating triumphs, rallying for justice, and some just for fun.  

Linda has shared her music over the years at a wide range of venues, inspiring audiences to sing along on her hard-driving, relationship-rebuilding song Layer Me Up, groove to her Truckload of Blues tune, check in at a personal level on The Change, and at times step away from the daily news in Let’s Just Boogie. Linda typically tours as a solo artist, though back at home she also performs with any combination of her five-piece band, the Linda Sussman Collective. 

Linda’s 2019 Pass It On Down album has steadily been on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Charts since mid-August 2019 and is listed on the RMR's Best of 2019 Contemporary Folk Albums!  Linda’s music can be heard on radio programs across the US, as well as in the UK, Canada, and Europe.

In January 2020, Linda added a new musical program, "3 Women's Musical Journeys," in collaboration with singer-songwriters Annie Mark and Janice Buckner. The program debuted to a sold-out audience hosted by the Northport Arts Coalition in cooperation with the Northport–East Northport Public Library on Long Island, NY.  

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Check out Linda's music on cdbaby.com and most streaming sites, including Spotify.  

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Pass It On Down, released in May 2019, delivers 10 original tracks in the blues, folk, and folk-rock traditions. As on her previous CD, Linda is joined by stellar musicians from the Linda Sussman Collective and beyond. This latest collection is sure to make you sing along, sway and even boogie! 

Rapid Fire, a single track released in early 2019, was inspired by the Parkland students' activism and March for Our Lives movement. This song squarely lays our archaic gun laws at the feet of our government, while the refrain "We shall rise for peace" weaves its way through the melody as a rally for hope and a call for action. 

Every Road, released in 2018, is a mix of 11 original tracks with lyrics that touch hearts and open minds. If you're looking for a good dose of social justice and heart-opening songs, then this CD is for you! 

These three projects were recorded on Linda's indie label, Sing Out Proud Music, and co-produced with Mike Nugent, lead guitarist extraordinaire. 

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 Influences: Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, and Holly Near, among many others! 

Linda's guitars:
    —Martin 0016-DBM (Women and Music series) 
    —Martin OMC15-ME

     

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