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Linden Thoburn w/ Kathy Wieland – January 7, 2023
January 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20.00
As an explorer, Linden Thoburn searches every corner of her soul to find life’s true meaning. The Brighton country-folk singer-songwriter deeply mines the head and the heart through a majestic journey of self-discovery on her latest album, “Scarecrow.” Thoburn’s Americana odyssey weaves through sunbaked rows, bitter winds, mountain tops, shadow-hearted plains and the Goodnight-Loving Trail in ten heartfelt tracks of courage, growth and gratitude. “It’s an album about personal journeys – reflective and physical. For me, all the album’s songs came from deep internal explorations, and they represent the struggles to find meaning and to resolve my confusion and find ground in the rapidly-changing U.S.,” Thoburn says. “Scarecrow” features contributions from a stellar cast of Michigan musicians, including Jim Bizer (acoustic guitar), Sara Gibson (cello), Erin Zindle (violin), Drew Howard (banjo, resonator, pedal steel), Aaron Markovitz (mandolin, octave mandolin) and Peter “Madcat” Ruth (acoustic and electric bass, piano). Songwriter Annie Capps is special guest.
Linden recently released a brand new album, The Sun Comes Shining Through, that is receiving critical acclaim and airplay. The album is leading to expanded opportunities to perform live.
“Singing, playing music and songwriting, have enriched my life greatly.” Finally retired from her day job, Kathy is thrilled to have more time for writing songs and making music.
She wrote her first song, “Good Cuppa Coffee” in the 90’s. “A Woman Who’s Aged” followed, and shortly after that the duo “Katseye” was formed with good friend, Kathy Gravlin. Before disbanding in 2014 they produced two CD’s, “He Thinks I’m Good Lookin’” in 2005 and “Makin Lemonade” in 2013. Kathy has performed at many Michigan venues as well as autoharp/dulcimer festivals over the years.
Primarily a solo act these days, Kathy has shared performances with Judy Insley, Bill Edwards, Angela Predhomme, and Maggie Ferguson. She’s played and taught autoharp workshops over the past twenty years at the Mt. Laurel Autoharp Gathering, Evart Dulcimer Festival, Noreast’r and Chestnut Ridge. Kathy has also taught harmony and songwriting workshops at some of these festivals.
Her song, “Makin Lemonade”, was one of the first place winners at Winfield in 2014 and “Momma Liked To Fish” came in second at Winfield in 2015. “I Don’t Think You Think of Me That Way” came in first at The 2010 Riverfolk Music and Arts Festival.