I’ve been a musician, 

singer-songwriter and performer for more than 20 years.

I've published fifty original songs and released four LPs: Betty’s Room, No Language, Snow Mountain River, and John Lennon's Bed.

My most recent recording is Songs for the Book, which features stripped back versions of new and old songs. 

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"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