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Linda Sussman is a Huntington, 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, while others are just for fun.  

 

"Linda Sussman makes music worth listening to.  Her songs are timely, insightful and presented with passion and conviction.  She makes the personal universal and the universal personal." 
— Ron Cooke, KTAL radio DJ (program: Music They Don't Want 
You to Hear)  

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“Good old-fashioned singer/songwriter values…stylishly couched in an 
all-embracing musical idiom that appealingly combines elements of folk, west-coast folk-rock, alt-country and Americana.”  
— David Kidman, FATEA Music Magazine UK  

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"Sussman’s [Every Road] CD has eleven songs that are a joy to experience. … Her vocal style and ability, while reminiscent of Joan Baez, is edgier as needed to deliver each song." 
— Ferengie Record Review  

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To her credit are four full-length CDs of original music (Pass It On Down [2019], Every Road [2018], Fly Away [2002], Breathe Easy [1998]), as well as the single Rapid Fire (2019), which KTAL DJ Ron Cooke has referred to as "a velvet glove, beautiful and powerful at the same time."

After a 10-year hiatus (2005–2015) from the music scene while caring for family members, Linda has re-emerged at full strength and commitment to her art.  Numerous songs from Pass It On Down and Every Road continue to receive radio play across the U.S., as well as in the U.K. and Europe, with five(!) of the ten songs on Pass It On Down ranking #9 to #15 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 50 Contemporary Folk Song Chart, the album itself ranking in the top 15 on the RMR Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album Chart, and several songs from the album ranking high on RadioGuitarOne's
Top 20 Folk Cuts chart.  

Linda began touring as a solo artist in 2019, though in the NY-metro area she can be heard both solo and with her band, Linda Sussman Collective, including periodic gigs at NYC's iconic music venue The Bitter End.

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

 Linda's two most recent CDs were recorded on her indie label, Sing Out Proud Music , and were co-produced with Mike Nugent. 

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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! 

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Linda has performed extensively over the course of many years, including The Bitter End, the People's Voice Cafe, and a steady gig at Kenny's Castaways back in the days of the NYC Village folk music scene. 

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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