Tonight, she whooped and yeehawed and "y'all"ed her way into my CD collection. She's grown stylistically over the years, from the texas-folk-punk of the 80s to jazz and gospel, melding them effortlessly. For someone who is all arms and legs, she has an impressive set of lungs. *grin* The song that won us completely was Little Billie, a song about a New Orleans funeral. Linda was wiping her eyes by the end. Me? Not so much, 'cause, y'know, I'm manly 'n shit.
She was also very sweet and personable, engaging each person sincerely as we waited our turn to meet her and get our CD's signed.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for future shows.