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Critical Acclaim

"There is a 'holy trinity' of Canadian singer songwriters, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards and Linda McLean."

CBC Radio

“Material straddling the line between roots stylings and an adult contemporary-tinged sound à la Jann Arden or Sarah McLachlan that possess the ring of hard earned truths.” 

- Exclaim Magazine

 

"These are tunes with the ache and retrospective wisdom of a dame in her prime.”

NOW Magazine

 

“NO LANGUAGE serves notice of the arrival of a committed and focused artist.”

- Toronto Star

"While others create similar sounds, McLean approaches her music with a brightness that is exceptional. Exquisite."

Roots Radio

“Once in a great while, out of the blue, comes an indie masterpiece. Such is the case of Linda McLean's NO LANGUAGE... Another superb Canadian female singer-songwriter you need to seek out.” 

Maverick Magazine, UK

"Ranked among the best of her North American contemporaries; “country-tinged beauty with reference points stretching from Lucinda Williams to KD Lang.”

UK Music Media Review 

“Only a few albums reveal a different favourite track each time you listen to it. "Betty's Room" is one of those rare pearls."

- Leo Blokhuis, Netherlands

Linda has released two studio albums - Betty's Room (2003) and No Language (2006) - both of which received international critical acclaim, and that she toured in support of internationally. Singles from both albums saw international radio play across Canada and AAA charting in the US. 

A gifted performer and prolific songwriter, McLean has firmly established herself as a globally respected artist. McLean toured with headline shows in UK, Netherlands, Spain and Norway, and opening slots for Carrie Rodrigez and Nick Harper.