Linn Brown comes from a family of professional musicians. She plays piano, writes, and records original songs.
Linn has had a lifelong affinity with young children and those with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as with children who are gifted and learn in a non-traditional way. She’s dedicated her working life to providing them private lessons and group classes.
Linn enjoys recording and producing her own music. She’s talented at writing lyrics, interesting chord progressions, string parts and vocal harmonies. She writes in a variety of styles and resists being consigned to one genre. Listen on her YouTube Channel.
While at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Linn was part of a songwriter’s collective that performed regularly at The Red Herring Coffeehouse. She sang often with Dan Fogelberg, Jude Swift, and many other wonderful musicians. See Linn singing with Dan at a Red Herring Folk Festival concert (she’s the “unknown singer”!).
Linn was also part of Stage Fright, a creative group comprised of John Dean, his brother, Berto Dean, and herself. They wrote and performed their original songs in Ithaca, NY. You can hear their live performances here.
Linn has mainly performed solo in many venues throughout the years. She continues to record and has recently released twelve new songs (see them on Bandcamp!).
Linn lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, Richard Fredekind.
“Linn’s songs flower from deep waters, rising in compassion, service and love fulfilling, at once wise, deep and whimsical…feminine, genuine…”Corey Mason, worldOneradio
For “3 and Some Other Catchy Little Numbers”
“I always thought I was good with kids. I love kids and look upon them as individuals and go out of my way to listen to them as if what they say has the greatest importance because, in truth, to them it does. But for all I can give them in terms of that little bit of respect, it pales next to what Linn Brown gives them. She gives them music, and not just music that they can hear. Music that they can relate to…”
— Rock and Reprise
For “Passion and Temperance”
“A solid, well crafted piece of work, a set of honest songs performed with skill and integrity, and if it references the greats, why not, who doesn’t really? Well worth a listen.”
— Maverick Magazine
“Passionate, intricate, and brilliantly written.”
— Casey Conroy, weareFlex
“Linn’s songs flower from deep waters, rising in compassion, service and love fulfilling, at once wise, deep and whimsical…feminine, genuine…”
— Corey Mason, worldOneradio
“Love and its tragic ups and downs isn’t the newest idea on the block and it’s often tried but rarely succeeded. Linn Brown turns that upside down with a dynamic contribution on the subject.”