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Robin and Linda Williams with Common Ground
Sat, Oct 31
Wolf's Den - Lethbridge


Time:7:30 p.m.

Tickets:$20 for members, $25 for non-members or 

Robin and Linda Williams are like your next-door neighbors - assuming your neighbors are the salt-of-the-earth and top-flight performers to boot. One minute you picture borrowing a cup of sugar from these two; the next, you're completely stunned by their jaw-dropping talent. Bottom line: You feel right at home at a Robin and Linda concert, and their music stays with you like an old friend.

Favorites of fans and promoters alike, they have crisscrossed the continent (and beyond) for more than three decades, performing the tunes they love & a hearty blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country. From The Grand Ole Opry to Austin City Limits, Music City Tonight to Mountain Stage, clubs, festivals and countless other venues, Robin and Linda never cease to wow audiences wherever they go.

Their chops don't stop at singing. They are first-class instrumentalists and superb songwriters, able to, as The Washington Post put it, "sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness." It's why their compositions have been recorded by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom T. Hall, Kathy Mattea, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, George Hamilton IV and The Seldom Scene. Irish singer Mary Black included their haunting "Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger" on her CD Full Tide. 

"Vocally and instrumentally, the Williamses combine impeccable musical discipline with a bare simplicity and an utter lack of pretension."
__ Stephen Holden, The New York Times

The couple met in 1971. Linda - originally from Alabama - was teaching school in South Carolina. Robin, who grew up in North Carolina, had been making the rounds on the national coffeehouse circuit. It wasn't long before they hit it off romantically. And the uncanny blend of their voices was icing on the cake. These days, they make their home in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Their first album came out on a small Minnesota-based record label in 1975, the same year they debuted on A Prairie Home Companion. Their association with the popular public radio program has landed them on major stages from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. As half of The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, they have collaborated on several CDs with the show's host, Garrison Keillor, and were prominently featured in the 2006 film "A Prairie Home Companion," directed by master filmmaker Robert Altman.

Of the many recordings Robin and Linda have offered up over the years, you'd be hard pressed to settle on a favorite. Whether their early productions like Shenandoah Moon and Dixie Highway Sign or later albums such as Sugar for Sugar and Devil of a Dream or the more recent Deeper Waters, The First Christmas Gift and Radio Songs (on Red House Records) each is a worthy addition to any music lover's collection. 


Wolf's Den   -   Website
1502 - 2nd. Avenue South
T1J 0G1
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The Wolf’s den  has a new location.

 Lethbridge folk Club  hosts a bluegrass jam on the first and third  Friday of the month as well as an open mic in the second and fourth Friday of the month at their new location 1502 - 2nd. Avenue South, or MJ’s Cycle