Inspired by Abbey: Linda Maich Pays Tribute to Abbey Lincoln

Mar 14, 2019


Linda Maich first heard Abbey Lincoln (1930 – 2010) in the mid-1990’s when a friend suggested that she listen to Lincoln’s recording, A Turtle’s Dream (1995). There, Linda found the reflections of a brilliant songwriter whose wise philosophy of life resonated with her own. Lincoln’s strong, guileless voice captivated Linda’s heart. Linda was also inspired by Lincoln’s singular, carefree interpretations of standards of all stripes: Spirituals, Blues, French classics, and jazz. In 2014, Linda recorded Lincoln’s composition, Throw it Away on her own recording, Wild Life.

Inspired by Abbey: Linda Maich Pays Tribute to Abbey Lincoln is a homage to a woman of many passions who engaged in life as a musician, poet, actress and civil rights activist. Linda will explore Abbey’s songbook of originals and standards, and perform some of her own songs that have been informed by Abbey’s artistry. She’ll be joined by a crack team of musicians including Sean McGowan on guitar, Lynn Baker on saxophone, Mike Fitzmaurice on acoustic bass, and Jill Fredericksen on drums.

Denver-based musician, Linda Maich has performed for many years in Denver, most recently at Lannieʼs Clocktower Cabaret, la Cour Art Bar, and Denver Botanic Gardens. In 2018, she performed three original compositions in Palaiseau, France with the jazz and world music group, Kaïsa. Her trio of CDs ( are sold at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Shop at the Gardens.

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