Escape2Create: Linda McRae
Since her 2015 Escape To Create Residency, singer songwriter Linda McRae has gained an international following as teacher and performer of unforgettable melodies and thought provoking lyrics. Originally from Canada and now of Nashville, McRae was the 2016 British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame Pioneer Inductee and was winner of the 2017 Boston Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Competition for her song, Be The Light. Performed a cappella in the dark at The REP Theatre in 2015, McRae was later invited to perform the song with a one hundred member choir and full orchestra as part of the BC Hall of Fame’s concert series. Performing on banjo, guitar and accordion, McRae’s skilled musicianship, deeply satisfying voice evocative of a mature Patsy Cline and refreshing acoustic style will once again be center-stage at The REP as Escape To Create’s annual “Valentine To 30A” concert. McRae’s teaching, an integral part of her career, has also expanded from international music festivals to her Express Yourself workshops with prison populations across North America. In addition to her creative goal of writing songs for her next album, McRae will conduct her Express Yourself workshop benefitting troubled students in county schools.