Linda Kidder - Musician/Singer/Songwriter/Actorphoto Dee Lippingwell
Linda Kidder has been wowing live audiences for 40 years. Multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist, Linda has shared country hits and awards with Gary Fjellgaard, sang bgs with kd lang on her Ingenue tour, graced albums of Bon Jovi, Rita MacNeil, Gary Fjellgaard, sung hundreds of jingles.
Linda's many character voices can be heard in live theatre productions of Max and Ruby, Toopy and Binoo and Busy Town. Her voice can be heard on studio and live recordings from kd lang, Bon Jovi to Barbie.
She has toured extensively throughout Canada, the US and Europe with kd lang's Ingenue Tour, Gary Fjellgaard, opened for George Jones, shared the stage with greats like Bob Hope and Ian Tyson. in 2011, Linda was part of Margaret Atwood's reading of Year of the Flood.
Linda has garnered three International gold and platinum records for her work with kd lang in addition to the eight wins for the CMA and BCCMA country duo of the year, with Gary Fjellgaard, a BCCMA nomination for vocalist and bass player of the year and a Juno nomination for country duo of the year.
Linda has 3 solo CD's, Mom and Me, Close to Bliss and For My Darling Betty. Also, the infamous Vancouver Band, Sweet Dick and more recently, The Sweetest Day, with her group AUGUST.
Musical theatre productions include:
Bittergirl, Arts Club
I think I'm Fallin,' Belfry Theatre
Cruisin' with the Boomers, Jupiter Productions
Baby Boomer Blues, Jupiter Productions
Sweet and Hot, Jupiter Productions
Old, New, Borrowed and Blue, Jupiter Productions
Rogues and Romantics, Jupiter Productions
Mr. Moon, Review Theatre, Granville Island
Linda's also written and performed the music for Coming Unbuttoned, featuring the works of poet James Broughton. Linda continues to shine and make music, soon going into pre production for her fourth solo album.