"Linda's (and Ramona Schwartz-Johnston) workshop was the highlight of the conference."  (International Reading Association now the International Literary Association).  

Nancy Miller, teacher from River Forest, IL  (2006)

2014 Brave Songs review:  “Linda Boyle sings with power and passion about things that matter, or should matter, to everyone. Tales of working folks, and deep concern for children run through her songs like electrical current, galvanizing us with hope for whom we can become.”      

Stuart Stotts: author, storyteller, singer-song writer - ALA 2011 Honor Award, Kennedy Center artist 

Programs  & Workshops



Friday, January 6:  Uncommon Ground

 Devon Avenue, Chicago

8-10 p.m.,  $8 per person

with Adam Gottlieb & One Love

Reservations for singles and groups advised

Let's celebrate the new year with friends, great music and food and libations! 

Friday, January 20, 7-10 p.m.:  Peoples Church, Chicago

Concert to celebrate US:

 "United We Sing" 

​hosted by Kristin Lems, singer-song writer

February 10:  Lin is joined by Azteca Five Hundred, Jesus Sanchez- C.T.U. artist-activist-poet-rapper

Uri-Eichen Gallery, Pilsen

21st & Halsted Sts., Chicago, IL

6:30-10 p.m.

​February 16:  Lin joins poet, singer song writer Adam Gottlieb & singer, Blues harmonica player Andy Willis

Chicago venue TBA

    February 6th & 20th:  Royal Souls at Royal Coffee

                                             Ethiopian coffee and restaurant

                                             Poetry & song at Open Mic

    February, 21:  Lin performs for

                             Chicago Teachers Union Clinicians

                                            meeting & dinner


   Sunday, February 26:  Chicago House Concert

          Phil Passen, hammered dulcimer:  Civil War songs

           Linda:  Chicago Songs - from 1800's to present:  

           traditional, composed, Blues and originals by Lin   

           (email Lin for info.)

   March 5:  UnCommon Ground, Chicago

​   Linda Boyle, Adam Gottlieb & One Love and Andy Willis, Blues singer and harmonica player 

WLUW, 88.7 FM Radio, Chicago:  

Lin will join David Bragman, host and banjo player extraordinaire on his Saturday Roots, Bluegrass, Blues & Americana show, "Somebody Else's Troubles"

March 30:  

National Association of School Social Workers

South Dakota chapter, Sioux Falls

Presentation:  Carol Hayse, LCSW and Linda  Boyle 

                "Spin Me a We of Stories:  

Using Music, Rhythm  &  Storytelling

in the treatment for Trauma, Anxiety & Other Disorders"                            


October 14-16:  Lin will present a workshop                "Empowering Youth through Song, Literacy and History"

                The Children's Music Network Conference

                             Los Gatos, CA

May  13:    Black Hills BernFest concert
                    Seed Theater, Rapid City, SD
Lin will sing her song "Feel the Bern!  Feel the Bern!"

April 15:  Lien Cafe, Dahl Arts Center
                  Rapid City, SD
                  Lin opens for Aces & Eights

April-August:  2:00-6 p.m., Sundays
                        Song Jam at Moonshine Gulch Saloon
                        Rochford, SD

​March 11:  Autonomia Contra La Muerte-
                    Autonomy Against Death:  Exhibit Opening
                    Socio-political posters of Mexico
                     Uri-Eichen Gallery, 21st & Halsted
                     Chicago, IL

​Lin performs original corridos about Mexican and Chicago events, and historic Mexican corridos and songs from the Agrarian movement, the  '68  Politecnica Institute Massacre and about women revolutionaries

January 31:  Beers for Bernie fundraiser
                       Friendly Tap, Berwyn, IL

January 18:  Chicago Teachers Union meeting


​Past  Events, 2015

 March 26:  A Just Chicago Rally for Public Education

Thompson Center, downtown Chicago

April 9:  "Brave Songs"  CD release program

Women & Children First Bookstore

July 18:  South Dakota Pride Festival,Rapid City

August 28, 5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Lien Cafe, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City

​Sunday sing-alongs - Moonshine Gulch Saloon, Rockford, SD

Wednesday, October 14:  Michigan City Indiana Public Library  --  Songs of the Season & the Harvest 

October 16-18: Lin will be attending The Children's Music Network conference and gathering at Illinois State Beach Park, Zion, Illinois

October 20:  "Songs for Young Activists" at

 Telpohcalli School, Chicago