"When all the trends fade and become dated, and all the music from the cutting edge becomes dull, Linda McRae will continue to stand tall, singing and playing music with honest soul and humility, cutting through the fog with her timeless clarity. Linda is one of the true, soulful pioneers of honest roots music. Her singing and playing brings honor to her heroes and to her friends and fans." Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Emmy Lou Harris, Alison Krauss/Robert Plant, Bob Dylan).
"Linda's absolute love of traditional roots music runs deep down into the Appalachian dirt, and it shows in everything she does. Total commitment! And now she's playin' the clawhammer banjo! Gotta love it!" Gurf Morlix (Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier, Ray Wylile Hubbard, Lucinda Williams)
"We were knocked out when we first heard Linda sing. She knows how to get far below just performing a song and into singing it from her heart and soul. You just know right away that this is a woman you'd like to get to know better." Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz, (The New Lost City Ramblers, Hazel Dickens)
"Linda's music intrigues like a sepia postcard from the past, but is vibrant and alive and very much of the present. The singing and playing are just right. And that is a great accomplishment indeed." Eddie Schwartz (The Doobie Brothers, Paul Carrack, Rita Coolidge)
Linda McRae offers up solid songwriting, an honest and engaging stage presence, and multi-instrumental magic. She was without a doubt this jaded music lover's favorite "new artist" discovery at SXSW.
Tommy Dukes, Third Coast Music Network, KSYM, San Antonio