Linda & Jessica Storey

Linda & Jessica Storey

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

With the soul of the blues and a fiery passion for life, Linda Storey's music has a smoky quality that makes it as unforgettable as it is unique. Linda & Jessica's voices melt together as their band rocks like the Allman Brothers and wails the blues like Bonnie Raitt.

Biography

Linda & Jessica sing with tight harmonies whether they are performing their soulful blues, rock or ballads. They preform mostly their originals which may remind you of Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLaughlin, Fleetwood Mac or even the Almond Brothers. With Jessica playing acoustic guitar Linda & Jessica can perform by themselves or together with their band which includes Phillip "Fly" McClard on sax, Peter Gregory on drums, Kent Richardson lead guitar and Jim Richardson on bass. Occasionally Jock Bartley from the internationally known band Firefall joins them on tours. They will rock the house!

Performing solos since third grade, internationally known manager, Chuck Morris managed her for two years when she turned 15. She then took off on the road, full-time at the age of 21 singing and playing acoustic and bass guitar . Diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) while performing in the Northwest she continued on with her band despite MS.
Linda's perseverance and drive, take her music and her band to a new level! There is no better example then their song, "Make Some Noise," and "Don't Let It Stop You."

Linda Storey has always followed her passion music, which included, rock, country rock, blues, top 40 and folk music. She has worked in all the genres and brings them together in her writing. Linda and Jessica along with their band the Alleluia Blues have played at the Gothic Theatre, Soiled Dove, Cervantes, Brendan's, The Denver Performing Arts Center, Swallow Hill, Jazz @ Jack's and other venues in Denver. Evergreen's Little Bear, Lyons's Oskar Blues and the South Park Music Festival. Linda and Jessica usually tour the Northwest in the summer and last summer included touring throughout the mountains in Colorado and New Mexico . November 2008 they will join with the band the John O Gods from Amsterdam for a tour throughout Holland, Belgium, Germany and Ireland To promote their new songs including "Make Some Noise".

In 2005 Linda released her fifth CD called "Mount St. Helens was a Blowin". The title cut is based on her personal experience on May 18, 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted. Several radio stations play it on a regular basis in Oregon and Washington This explosive rocker tells what happened that day. July 2006 Linda and Jessica went back to Mount St. Helens and made a music video. A portion of each CD is donated to CASE for MS. Linda is founder and president of CASE for MS which produces the "Rockin' out MS" concerts. Her nonprofit organization donates to the National MS Society, MS research centers, Musicians that have MS and advocacy projects.

The TV documentary series "Broken Wings" out of LA, featured her in their third episode

Lyrics

Don't Let It Stop You

Written By: Linda Storey


Well you lost your job then you lose your car,
lose a friend you don't know where you are.
Radios calling, sirens are squalling,
buildings in New York City are falling.

CHORUS
Don't let it stop you, don't let it stop you.
Don't let it stop you, don't let it stop you.

Hold on to your dreams though mountains fall.
Go over or under or through it all.
We've been here before it's a factor of life.
The spirit is strong and it's ready to fight.

CHORUS

Our hearts are sad they want to cry.
Our country's in mourning, our brothers have died.

God gives your guidance, give us your love.
Give us your spirit to rise above.
Blessed is a man that perseveres.
Love is hopeful despite all our fears.

CHORUS

It's time to move on and help again.
Whatever it takes our country will mend.
There's fire in our eyes and the soul never dies.
Don't ever give up on the will to survive.

CHORUS

Oh Daddy

Written By: Linda Storey

Oh Daddy, I know it's time that we should part

but I want you to know your the only man that I carry in my heart.

Oh Daddy, I didn't want you to have to leave

but we both could see it was killing me and now you're gone.

I cry without you, and I cried you

and now your memory will have to keep me company

ow hoo Hoo hoo hoo--

it doesn't get easier, each time that we break apart

it's just a more adult situation, it's still a broken heart

Oh Daddy, I didn't want you to have to leave

but we both could see it was killing me and now you're gone.

I want to fly way but then I want you back to stay

is just another sad situation I think it's time to pray

oh Daddy I know it's time that we should part,

but I want you to know your the only one that I carry

in my heart, and now you're gone, now you're gone

Mount St. Helens was a Blowin'

Written By: Linda Storey

There's a restless spirit up in the Northwest, rock-and-roll band's were some of the best.
Played in every town, every bar and every street, Mother Nature couldn't help herself but dance to the beat.
She started to shake she started to rumble a five-point one the mountain started to tumble
shot volcanic ash 80,000 feet high, headed north to Ellensburg, the town that I lie.

CHORUS
She kept on rockin and she kept on rollin, there's something going on in the land up north
Mount St. Helens was a Blowin while we kept on rock-and- rollin

I was sleeping in cause I'd been rockin all-night, when I looked out my window there was quite a sight,
a big black cloud darker than the night, it was touching on the ground blocking out all the light.
I jumped out of bed and I turned on the light, I looked outside it was ash all right
turned on my TV to see what they'd say, "Mount St. Helens has blown her top today".

CHORUS

Then we had a jumpin gig up on Snoqualmie Pass , the Slide Inn Bar it was quite a gas.
Jumpin on the tables they were shouting for more, could've sworn the whole place was going to fall through the floor
A cop came in and said, "Stay where you are, there's been an avalanche outside the Slide Inn Bar".
They partied all-night until the dawn had broken, it's wild out here where Mother Nature has spoken!

CHORUS

Now it's 2004 and Mount St. Helen's got more, she's pushing up the lava building up the crater floor.
Evryone around is tense as the mountain spews and vents. Is she going to blow again? it's hard to take the suspense

CHORUS

MAKE SOME NOISE

Written By: Linda Storey

MAKE SOME NOISE
written by Linda Storey copyright 2008

Long ago the doctor told me, I had a disease.
Getting weak, getting dizzy, losing energy.
"I don't know just what to tell you, MS is a ruthless thing.
It can move so slow that you hardly notice, take your legs or your eyes can't focus."
MS is a ruthless thing.

Years ago I read the paper, they had cured a mouse.
They had used stem cells to do this, I could hope at last.
Then they tied the doctor's hands, they did not understand.
There are brilliant people living in this world, let them work they will find the cure
stop the suffering.

CHORUS
Let's make some noise, there is a better way.
Make some noise, believe it every day
and make some noise!

Today a husband took his wife to the nursing home.
He thought because her legs were weakened she couldn't be alone.
Why do we want to segregate the able from the frail?
Though her legs were weak her mind was strong.
Time for us to right this wrong
and stop the suffering

CHORUS

Don't you know that she's all alone in the nursing home?
There's nothing there to hold her dreams.
The girls that work there, they don't live there.
Send them to her home that's what she pleads.

CHORUS

Discography

CDs
Linda Storey and Mark Gilligan 2008
Mount St. Helens was a Blowin' 2005
Don't Let It Stop You 2004
Live at the Castle 2001
Willow Tree 1998
Scenes of the Past

Mount St. Helens Was a Blowin music video

Mount St. Helens was a Blowin has been played on KQMT Denver KISM Bellingham Washington, KBAM Longview Washington

Some airplay on KQMT 99.5 FM Denver KGNU Boulder, performed on channel 9 news Denver interviews on KQMT, KEZW, ALICE in Denver, KOSI Denver

songs can be heard on many websites including www.myspace.com/lindajessicastorey
www.CASEforMS.org

Set List

Our set list always depends on the venue and whether Linda & Jessica are performing alone or with their band. Most sets last 45 minutes to one hour.

SONG LIST

BLACKHOLE
DOWN ON ME
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
RISE UP FROM THE ASHES
OH DADDY
CAN'T BLAME IT ON THE MOON
HOUSE OF LOVE AND HARMONY
STAY WITH ME
YOU WON'T GIVE ME THE TIME
MOUNT ST. HELENS
LOST YOUR TRUST
DON'T LET IT STOP YOU
HEART BROKE
MAKE SOME NOISE

Mixing originals with 70's and 80's rock and blues
BOULDER HILL original
BLACK HOLE original
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT Bonnie Raitt
ROCK THIS TOWN Stray Cats
HOUSE OF LOVE AND HARMONY original
MOUNT ST. HELENS WAS A BLOWIN' original
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY old blues tune
WAITIN ON THE BUS ZZ Top
DOWN ON ME original
HEART BROKE original
BEST SHOT Pat Benetar
DON'T LET IT STOP YOU original

JESSICA & LINDA Duo
1 CAN'T BLAME IT ON THE MOON
2 OH DADDY
3 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
4 BANDON BY THE SEA
5 DOWN ON ME
6 HOUSE OF LOVE AND HARMONY
7 YOU W