It’s hard to imagine the Northwest Music scene without Margaret Linn. Margarethas been performing in every possible venue and situation in Portland, Seattle, the Pacific Northwest and the national stage for over twenty two years.
Margaret started her singing early with her siblings, performing together and forming small groups. Her mother ran a foster home for children for the State of Oregon, taking in as many as three hundred children over the years. This diverse and revolving environment meant a constant and varied influx of records, radio and live music that brought to light the soul of her community.
From age eighteen, Margaret and her sister Mary developed a local reputation as solid performers as backup singers. The Linn Sisters were an established force in the core of Portland’s ever-expanding pop scene with their expertise and skill honed to such a degree that they became the de facto studio singersfor many Portland media productions, including backgrounds and leads in scores of album projects, commercials and demos.
As a singer, songwriter, arranger, vocal couch and trained dancer, Margaret has contributed her talents to many local and international acts including Michael McDonald, Gino Vannelli, The Yellow Jackets, David Pack, Celine Dion, Nu Shooz, Patrick Lamb, Cool’R, Bobby Torres Ensemble, Traci Harris and Curtis Salgado.
“…Margaret Linn has an acquisitively soulful and rich voice that draws me in every time I hear her. She has a palette of vocal colors that can cover any musical canvas like it’s nobody’s business…”(David Pack, Ambrosia)