Linda Dickson

Linda Dickson

BandFolkAcoustic

I'm an award winning songwriter in the folk genre. About 70% of my original songs are a hybrid of folk and rock with pop sensibilities, the others have influences of blues and a little gospel thrown in with the folk/rock/pop. Most of the venues I play ask me to return.

Biography

The Original Music of singer/songwriter Linda Dickson is an insightful journey filled with introspective lyrics, exquisite vocals and warm guitar. Her songs flow with imagery of nature, where she finds much of her inspiration. Linda writes about personal experiences that most people can relate to. Her lyrics are poetic, and sometimes tinged with melancholy. The subject matter of her songs ranges from love lost, love found and all the gray area in between, to her own deeply personal spiritual journey, her childhood and the landscape of the south.
Musically, Linda has been influenced by many genres of music including folk, rock, blues, and alternative country and gospel. Many of her songs are blends of several of these kinds of music. Her musical road began very early in life when she began to play the piano by ear as a young child. She took piano lessons for twelve years, accumulating many awards at the local and state levels before branching out on her own as a self-taught guitarist.
Linda grew up in Louisiana and still draws from her many experiences there. She still has a fascination with the deep south, its quirky culture, and all the aspects of nature found there. This fascination resurfaces time and again in her songs. Linda has recently relocated to Asheville, North Carolina from Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She was selected in 2003 as a finalist in the One Plus One songwriting Competition for her song "All Mine". Then in 2004, "All Mine" received further recognition as the winning song for the month of March in the Song of the Year Contest. Linda placed second in the Hank Williams Songwriting Competition for 2004, also with "All Mine". She was also selected as the first place winner in the One Plus One Songwriting Competition for 2004 for her song "Miles and Miles".

Lyrics

perfect world

Written By: Linda Dickson

you know that I'd give you anything
A solar system on a silver platter
A shooting star, anything you want
you know that it doesn't really matter

Oh baby, in a perfect world wouldn't have to stand here and wonder
If we could play connect the dots with the stars that we're standing under
Oh baby in a perfect world on my chest I'd install a zipper
So you could peek into my heart and see the big dipper

You know that I'd give you anything
For you I would steal the rings of Saturn
I'd rearange all the constellations
To make a heart-shaped pattern.

Oh baby in a perfect world, wouldn't have to stand here and wonder
If we could play connect the dots with the stars that we're standing under.
Oh baby in a perfect world on my chest I'd install a zipper
So you could peek into my heart and see the big dipper.

The sparkle of every star in the sky
Couldn't match the twinkle in your eye
Or the spark that I hold for you in my sould tonight

Brick by Brick

Written By: Linda Dickson

Let down your bridge, 'cause I'm on the other side
Waiting quiet in the dark
I want to know the places where your dragons hide
The deep recesses of your heart

(ch)And brick by brick I'll tear your fortress down
Those walls don't mean that much to me
Brick by brick I'll tear your fortress to the ground
'Til there's no one else you need

The night is long and I will not make a sound
silent as the kingdom is wide
And in the dawn the king will throw away his crown
and cross onto the other side

(ch)

The magic caught the light and whispered in the dark
This one will always be true
The spell was cast and when I looked into your heart
I knew it always had been you

(ch)

Miles and Miles

Written By: Linda Dickson

I want to breath you in,
burried deep within
your velvet blanket

The yellow ribbon of center line
First curved and broken
Then stretching out so straight behind me
For miles and miles, miles and miles.

I want to touch your skin
I'm coming back again
I'll drive forever
The yellow ribbon of center line
First curved and broken
then stretching out so straight behind me
For miles and miles, miles and miles

I've got appointments to keep but I let them fall behind
Seconds are slipping away I guess I can't hold on to time
And rainbows are blinding my eyes from the tears behind my smile so I let them fall
For miles and miles, miles and miles

The ribbon of center line
will lead me right back home to you

Discography

One recording, my debut CD, "Kudzu"

Album has been featured on Whole Wheat Radio and on "Acoustic Review" radio show in Sunrise, Florida.

Tracks that have recieved airplay and locations of airplay:

"My Little Nut" - KUMD, Duluth, MN
"Kudzu" - 99.7 FM, Brisbane, Australia
"All Mine" - CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto
"Kudzu" - CJTR 91.3 FM, Saskatchewan
"Save the World" - WTIP, Grand Marais, MN
"Save the World" - CJTR 91.3 FM, Saskatchewan
"Kudzu" - KPRI 102.1 FM San Diego, CA
"All Mine" - WSCL Salisbury, MD
"October Sky" - CKLN 88.1 Toronto
"Save the World" - CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto
"Kudzu" - CJLX 92.3 FM - Belleville, ON
"Angles" - 783 kHz AM - Belmont, NZ
"Bridge" - CJLX 92.3 FM - Belleville, ON

Set List

Most of the songs that I perform are my own songs, however I do a few covers:

Southern Cross - Crosby Stills and Nash
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Save Me - Aimee Mann
Carry Me Away - Concrete Blonde
St. Claire - Suzanne Vega
Respect - Erasure