The Farewells
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The best kept secret in music


"Linnane/ The Shady Tree LP"

"The Shady Tree serves up such a rootsy flavor you might think you were deep in the heart of Dixie just sitting on the front porch, drinking an iced tea. The disc has more instrumentation than most rock bands would even think about, let alone actually use on an album. There are a couple of instances of Big Star inspired pop melodies that blend in nicely. The title track is very strong and sets a great upbeat, fun mood. I was also particularly impressed with "Smile" and "Perfect Lullaby" which contains beautiful lead vocals... The Shady Tree really is a gorgeous affair, with sweeping landscapes of sound and color. " - The Noise Magazine

"Linnane- The Shady Tree"

"...'The Shady Tree' has been well worth the long wait. Compelling and enthralling, it seemingly effortlessly dares to be different, and, making inventive use of its instrumentation, boldly bridges the gap between alternative country and pop. With a second album, written in contrast largely on computer, due out early next year, Linnane are a most exciting option."

John Clarkson


"Linnane- The Shady Tree, 11- song CD"

"...Everything's neat and tidy and most of the songs are an easy listen and commercially viable... I'm particularly struck by the beauty of three songs, 'One Wave', 'Trampoline', and 'Today Always' with its melodic chorus and fancifully EQ'd lead vocal on the verses...[they] have splendid voices and the stuff is well written and played."
-L.A. Joe - Boston Soundcheck

"Linnane- The Shady Tree"

"....Stunning, with stark lyrical imagery... At times Linnane succumb to traditional reverence, but there are also times when they transcend it."
-Peter Hanlon - Northeast Performer


Linnane "The Shady Tree" LP


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The band formerly known as Linnane released their album "The Shady Tree" in 2002, an emotional and rootsy effort that wowed critics and enjoyed local and international radio airplay.

As new recordings began to take shape it became clear that Linnane was heading in a more pop oriented direction, widening the scope of their sound and experimenting with a more commercial feel. They decided to move forward with this sound as The Farewells.

Peter Linnane is an accomplished producer, musician, and recording engineer, appearing on many albums including The Willard Grant Conspiracy, Peter Bruntnell, Don Lennon, and The Sheila Divine among others.

Samantha Linnane, former member of The Oscillators (60's retro garage band) , has been playing music in New England since 1998.

Peter and Samantha together play in the greater Boston area as an enthralling acoustic pop duo.