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.
"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