Linda Good

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Linda Good
Genres Alternative Pop, Poptronica, Singer/Songwriter
Instruments keyboards, Piano, Voice, Guitar
Years active 1994-present
Labels Whirl-i-gig Records
Associated acts The Twigs, Jane's Addiction, The Mars Volta, Bitter:Sweet, Lisa Marie Presley
Website http://www.lindagood.com/, http://www.twigs.com

Linda Good is a songwriter, producer, keyboardist, singer and television and film composer.[1] She is co-founder, with her twin sister Laura, of the alternative pop band, The Twigs.[2] Good has also toured as a keyboardist with Jane's Addiction (2001),[3] [4]The Mars Volta (2002),[5] the Lisa Marie Presley Band (2002–2006) and Bitter:Sweet (2007–2008).[6] She and her twin sister Laura were born in Ohio, lived in Mexico City as toddlers, and grew up in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Chicago Academy for Performing Arts High School in Chicago, the University of Illinois, and studied abroad at University College-Cardiff, Wales, UK. She has been based out of Los Angeles since 2000.

The Twigs[edit]

She has written and co-produced four albums with The Twigs.

  • Bring Me the Head of Eternity (1996) Whirl-I-Gig Records[7]
  • The Universe Tonight (2001) Whirl-I-Gig Records[8]
  • You Say Ah (2005) Whirl-I-Gig Records[9]
  • Jump Right In (2013) Whirl-i-gig Records[10]

Solo[edit]

In June 2009 Good released her first solo album, Love is a Curious Thing on Whirl-i-gig Records. She played many of the instruments on the album (piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion) and produced and recorded most of the album in her home studio.[1] The single "Love Is..." was featured on the TV Show (the new) 90210 (TV Series). The album also features a duet with Chris Trapper of The Push Stars on the song "Bullseye."

In June 2008, the advance EP A Dog is a Dog featuring "Love Is..." reached top 5 requested albums on influential Los Angeles radio station KCRW.

Other projects[edit]

Good frequently collaborates with other artists and formed the folk-tronica duo The Plush Interiors with James Combs. They did a video of "Lately I Wonder" directed by Michael Klima, which won several awards. Their music has been heard on many TV shows including HBO's Entourage, Gossip Girl, Curl Girls, and in the award-winning documentary American Teen.

In 2008 Good produced the debut album All Night Through for the country-pop duo, The Shaker Sisters (Robyn Monks and Jen Zias) and co-wrote several songs on the record. The title track "All Night Through" was heard on Season 2's opening episode of HBO's hit show True Blood.

Good was featured on the compilation album "Sony/ATV Classic Covers Project, Vol.1" where she sang and produced a trip-hop version of Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain".

She has also performed with Stew of The Negro Problem, Willie Wisely, and lent her vocal tracks on "Drifting", a duet with Chris Trapper on The Push Stars’ record, Paint the Town (33rd St. Records).[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artist profile-Linda Good". Last.fm. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Biography-The Twigs". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  3. ^ McFliker, Todd. "Artist overview-Jane's Addiction". Creative Journalist. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.jimdero.com/News2001/Oct23Janes.htm
  5. ^ "Mars Volta biography". Sing365.com. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "LMFP band". So Real. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Overview Bring Me the Head of Eternity". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Overview The Universe Tonight". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Twigs discography". The Twigs. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Twigs discography". The Twigs. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Credits Paint the Town". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 January 2010.