Linda Lowe is a Music Teacher at Xavier and the founding Artistic Director of the Writers in the Round Concert Series, a longtime community partner of our school. She is a prolific poet, songwriter, producer, and recording artist who has released three books of poetry and six original albums, all of which have won critical acclaim internationally. Linda won the 1984 Kerrville Folk festival with two of her songs: "Blow Out The Light”, and “Please Don't Run.” Her beautiful and haunting a cappella composition, “Let Her Go Gently,” was published in Sing Out Magazine, has been a comfort to countless grief stricken loved ones throughout the world, and is used in memorial services and hospices across the country.
Linda helped to launch House Concerts and songwriting series in Seaside, FL; Wilmington, NC; Little Rock, AR; Cotter, AR; Lafayette, IN; and in Houston, Texas. She has hosted and performed in numerous radio and TV shows, including Bob Hope's Telethon for the Healing, as well as in major concert venues across the country. She has opened shows and performed with Bonnie Rait, Donovan, Carolyn Hester, Jesse Collin Young, Steve Gillette, Loudon Wainwright, III, Nancy Griffith, Arlo Guthrie, Trout Fishing in America, Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Townes Van Zandt, to name just a few. Linda was the Music Designer for Main Street Theater’s production of "A Piece of my Heart" in Houston, and the Assistant Producer/Director of Mid America Hot Springs National Parks production of “Papa Bear Mama Bear." Linda has directed over 1400 musical events.
Linda has been teaching and performing for 40 years, and helps her students to record original albums, perform in concert and play music for the pure, personal joy of it. Her teaching repertoire includes contemporary folk, and incorporating 60’s music into her teaching plans. Linda is well known for her laid-back, nurturing style, which is instrumental in helping both children and adults explore and develop their creativity. She has recently been honored with the inclusion of the Legacy of Linda Lowe at the Center For Texas Music History and at Rice University.
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