Linda Draper

Linda Draper

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
SoloFolkAcoustic

FOR FANS OF: Nick Drake, Cat Power, Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega, Judee Sill

Biography

"Linda Draper's wise, wistful, and quietly devastating folk-pop reaches new levels of refinement on "Edgewise". The album's well-sculpted and richly poetic lyrics bring early Joni Mitchell and Kate McGarrigle to mind, with a quirky indie pop influence added. The mood is cool but not indifferent, rooted in everyday heartache and tempered by steely resolve." iTunes Editors' Notes

While growing up in a musical household with parents and siblings who are all musicians (father Frederick is a classical guitar virtuoso who studied with AndresSegovia), Brooklyn based Linda Draper listened to everything from Bach to Bop from an early age, soon moving on to the church choir and then to writing her own songs on the guitar as a teenager.

Draper's musical path led to tours throughout the US and UK where she has had the pleasure of opening for Regina Spektor, Teddy Thompson, Melissa Ferrick and Amy Correia among others, and her varied influences were reflected in the half-dozen records that she released over the years, including four LPs recorded with legendary cult-icon, music producer, Kramer (Ween, Low, Galaxie 500).

Recently, Draper has gotten back to basics with her 7th album, Edgewise, which was released on May 21st, 2013 and has been met with praise and accolades from both music critics and fans alike. With this album, I feel I've come full circle, she says. I feel myself returning to the roots that originally sparked my enthusiasm for music. Produced by fellow singer-songwriter Matt Keating, Edgewise will find fans in those who are equally as enamored of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Nick Drake as Draper is.

Discography

Edgewise - self release - 2013

Bridge And Tunnel - 2009

Keepsake - 2007

"Needlessly" EP (PSRCD 034)
Format: CD
Label: Planting Seeds Records
Released: 2005
Track Listing:
1. Needlessly (Pinkie Mix)
2. Super Zero
3. Candle Opera
4. The Broken Muzzle (Pinkie Mix)
5. It's Not All About The Love
6. A Little Bit Goes

"One Two Three Four" (PSRCD 033)
Format: CD
Label: Planting Seeds Records
Released: 2005
Track Listing:
1. Super Zero mp3
2. Big Blue Sky
3. Baby Inchworm mp3
4. The Broken Muzzle
5. Needlessly mp3
6. Jezebel mp3
7. Parasite
8. Seven Black Crows
9. Lifeboat
10. The Sleeping Giant
11. Candle Opera
12. One Two Three Four

You can also find "One Two Three Four" via digital download at:
AppleiTunes, Rhapsody, MusicMatch, MusicNet, Sony Connect, & Napster


"Patchwork" (PSRCD 041)
Format: CD
Label: L Draper Music/Planting Seeds Records
Released: 2003
Track Listing:
1. Seven Black Crows
2. Colorblind
3. The Sleeping Giant
4. Here I Am
5. A Little Bit Goes
6. Patchwork
7. A Name To Remember
8. Merry Christmas
9. Flower Lady (Phil Ochs)
10. My Boomerang Baby
11. It's Not All About Love

"Snow White Trash Girl" (PSRCD 040)
Format: CD
Label: L Draper Music/Planting Seeds Records
Released: 2002
Track Listing:
1. Thin Ice
2. Snow White Trash Girl
3. Retrograde
4. Dear Anonymous
5. Full Moon
6. Hey Dante
7. A Little Raven
8. The One
9. The Priest Who Looked Like Elvis
10. Indifferent
11. Disconnected

"Ricochet" (PSRCD 039)
Format: CD
Label: L Draper Music/Planting Seeds Records
Released: 2001
Track Listing:
1. As The Story Goes
2. Watch Your Step
3. Airplane
4. Tuesday
5. La Lalala La
6. Take Your Turn
7. Dollhouse Town
8. Gather Apart
9. Get It To Go
10. Lullabye
11. Ricochet

COMPILATION RELEASES

"Little Darla Has A Treat For You Volume 23, Summer 2005" (DRL 161)
Format: CD
Released: 2005
Featured track: "Super Zero" alternate version

Label: Darla Records
"Sunsets and Silhouettes" (PSRCD 031)
Format: CD
Released: October 2004
Featured track: "Colorblind"
Label: Planting Seeds Records

"Saturday Night Cedar" (Wood Records Sampler)
Format: CD
Released: 2003
Featured track: "La Lalala La"

Label: Wood Records
"Poison Ochs: A Tribute to Phil Ochs"
Format: CD
Released: 2003
Featured track: "Flower Lady"
Label: Wood Records

"Christmas with Planting Seeds Records" (PSRCD 024)
Format: CDEP
Released: December 2002
Featured track: "Merry Christmas"
Label: Planting Seeds Records

"A Luv-A-Lot Compilation: CDs Are For Listening"
Format: CD
Released: 2003
Featured track: "Valentine"
Label: Luv-A-Lot Records, distributed through Olive Juice Music and Antifolk.net

"Test Tones Volume 5" (Clairecords 046)
Format: CD
Released: 2005
Featured track: "Needlessly (Pinkie Mix)"

Label: Tonevendor / Clairecords
"Mushroom Pillow" Sampler
Format: CD
Released: 2005
Featured track: "Super Zero"
Label: Mushroom Pillow

"I'll Never Leave You: An Avante Garde And Outsider Tribute To The Music Of Harry Nilsson" (wd 73)
Format: CD
Released: 2005
Featured track: "Lottery Song" w/ Brian Wurschum
Label: Woodrecords