Linda Battiste
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"Review of Debut CD"

Critical Review:
Sent by Diana Scotts,
Executive Agent for Maestro K. Prashant

"In my years of touring, performing and teaching as an Indian Classical musician, I have had the honor of collaborating with leading Western artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Peter Gabriel, Mickey Hart and Itzhak Perlman. Upon hearing the music of Linda Battiste, I was stirred so very deeply. Her songs touched me with their simple elegance, depth of artistic zeal, and soulful words which immediately penetrate the most guarded hearts and truly enlighten that part of each of us which we know is the spirit. Linda's music is transcendant. This level, this effect can only be acquired by an artist of such calibre that clearly lives her life as she creates her music; on the soul level...without even a trace of the superficial or mundane. I admire Linda's ability to touch the spirit of the song she is performing to transform the listener, and thus transport him to a realm known before only to the greatest minds. I know that only the most glorious future awaits her and am honored to share the world's stage with her."
Tabla Maestro, Pandit K. Prashant
Upon his Conferrment of the Silver Bear Medal of Germany
October 9, 2001 - Pandit K. Prashant


"Linda & Abe: Performance Review"

- "A true class act with Linda's beautiful voice on the mic and Abraham's innovative guitar accompaniment which had folks applauding during and after each songs performance. A joy to see and hear!"

tRiF
Owner Barrington Coffee House & Cafe
- Linda & Abe


Discography

Linda's first solo CD project, released in 2005, and entitled "Poetry in Motion, Remembering the Child", promotes unity and social equality, and the need to develop a new consciousness towards our children.

CD available at http://CDBaby.com/CD/LBattiste

New CD project, Haunted By Ghosts, due out Summer 2010.

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Bio

Linda Battiste has been working with local musicians at Philadelphia venues for the past 15 years, providing lead and back up vocals for live performances and studio recordings, a lead vocalist for various bands, and an independent song writer working on her second CD.

Abe & Linda debuted their original material at the World Cafe in September 2008, as part of the Philly song shuffle, showcasing outstanding independent songwriters in the Philadelphia area.

Band Member History:
In May 2005, Abraham played lead guitar for a local retro-country band called Hank’s Cadillac in local venues such as the North Star Bar, the Khyber, and Milkboy Coffee House. The band also gained exposure opening for national acts such as The Bellamy Brothers and The Pure Prairie League. Abraham is a regular performer at the 23rd Street Café Tuesday night jam session hosted by “Father John” D’Amico.

As a past member of the Anna Crusis Women's Choir, Linda has also had the privilege to work with many talented artists to create works of art that promote social change and personal transformation. In the 1990’s, Linda fine tuned her musical development in the Vocal Jazz Studies Program at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Michael "Flash" Gordon is a musician/music educator, with a specialty in bass. Michael has been playing /performing for 33 years , 5 of which were spent studying bass at The Philadelphia Music Academy (aka PMA) and The Combs College of Music. He has collaborated and studied with Dr. Jacob Neupauer of the Combs College of Music, and Carl Torello, the principle bassist of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Flash is a bassist for groups such as Albino Red and the The David Zee Band regularly playing venues such as The Warwick Hotel, Red Hot & Blue,Tequila Joes, and the 45th Street Pub.

"Our sets appeal to a wide range of musical tastes and audiences because of their diversity. We are set apart by our passion and freedom to be innovative, even with time worn covers, and to reveal ourselves in our original lyrics. Our performances create an air of intimacy and openness that we hope audiences will enjoy and by which they will feel transformed." Linda Battiste 2008