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Focus On: Robin & Linda Williams

Robin & Linda Williams met and fell for each other over 30 years ago on a visit to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina while Linda was teaching school and Robin was a full-time musician on a national coffeehouse circuit. It wasn't long before they discovered additional magic when they combined their voices in harmony.

Despite being true children of the South, their career got its initial momentum up north in the Minneapolis folk scene. Robin had made many friends and connections there as a solo artist and in 1975 they recorded their first album in Minneapolis for a local record company. The same year they made their first appearance on a little radio show just getting off the ground called "A Prairie Home Companion" and their rich relationship with that icon of American broadcasting continues to this day. These days, not only are they still creating music together for the Red House Records label, they recently became stars of the screen with an appearance in Robert Altman’s 2006 final film called "A Prairie Home Companion."

Listen below to Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group (Jim Watson on vocals, bass and mandolin, and Kevin Maul on Dobro) – a concert performed at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom & Tavern.

(This concert was recorded, mixed and mastered by contributing producer, Jimmie Wilson.)


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Resources:

Robin & Linda's Website

Tour Schedule - ~ see Robin & Linda live when they come to your town!

Discography - ~ a complete list of R & L's releases


The First Christmas Gift
  (2005, Red House Records)

Deeper Waters
  (2004, Red House Records)

In the Company of Strangers
  (2000, Sugar Hill Records)

Visons of Love
  (2002, Sugar Hill Records)

Devil of a Dream
  (1998, Sugar Hill Records)

Sugar for Sugar
  (1996, Sugar Hill Records)


Just fine music

Posted by William Kerr on December 21, 2008.

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