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 who we can become.”      

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

Programs  & Workshops

​​​​​​​​​​​                                              2018

October, date tab:  

Release of "The Forest Island:  Songs of the Black Hills"

CD album and books

Children's-family concert at Racing Magpie, Rapid City

Saturday, October 6 Concert with 

Hank Harris & Linda Boyle  

Nemo, SD

September 8:  Singing Doe

Deadwood Farmers Market, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July ....  August 10 & 17

January 12, 7-9 p.m.

Uncommon Ground on Devon, Chicago

with Adam Gottlieb & OneLove   $10

High Ridge YMCA, Chicago:  Children's sing-along

Thursdays, March 8 & 15, 9:30-10:00 a.m.

March 31, 7-9 p.m. 
Benefit Concert for Clean Water Alliance, Dakota Rural Action and 
​Save Rochford & Rapid Creek (Pe'Sla, Castle Creek)from gold mining

with Steve Thorpe, Anna Robbins, Pine Ridge Youth Spoken Word Poets,

The River Life Boys.  A  Silent Auction

Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD

April 22:  Earth Day Expo

Central Fairgrounds, Rapid City,SD

​3:00-4:00 p.m.

children/family Songs for the Earth & Waters 

May 11:  Singer-Song Writer Showcase

Linda Boyle & Pegie Douglas 

7-10 p.m.

Lucky's 13 Pub, Spearfish, SD

Friday, June 15:  with Two of a Kind

Racing Magpie, Rapid City

4:00-4:45 p.m. Children's/family show

suggested donation:  $6-8 adults, kids 6 years +  $2-3

7:00-8:00 p.m.  adults' show $6-8

Saturday, June 16:  House Concert

with Two of a Kind

 Potluck &  Song Circle 

Nemo, SD  

Saturday, July 7:  Frida Kahlo's Birthday  Art PopUp & Music​

10:00 a.m. --  3:00 p.m.

Noon to 2 p.m.:  Linda sings songs Frida would love!  Linda will share from her extensive repertoire of Spanish songs from Mexico, the Americas & Spain.  Rancheras, boleros, huapangos, corridos, canciones zapatistas 

Thursday, July 12:  Singer-Song Writer Showcase

Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel

6:00-8:00 p.m. on the patio

Deadwood Farmers Market

Fridays, July 13, 20 & 27 and August 10 & 17:  10-a.m.-1 p.m.:  

songs for adults & kids (incl. puppets & movement songs)

September 8:  Singing Does women's song jam

Reptile Gardens, SD

​October:  2-CD release parties-concerts

Linda's newly released albums of original songs of the Black Hills:

"Black Hills Comfort"  & children's CD "The Forest Island:  

Songs of the Black Hills"

Rapid City  tba


January -March:   children's sing-alongs 

High Ridge YMCA, Chicago 

Friday, March 8:   Sisters:  Celebrating Women & Girls

on International Women's Day

Molly's Cafe, Peoples Church

941 W. Lawrence, Chicago


October 19:  Holiday Hills Retirement Community

Rapid City, SD

September 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m.:

International Peace Day Vigil at Memorial Park, Rapid City

hosted by Indivisible Rapid City

Sunday, September 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Black Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

 Saturday, August 26:   Agape Center, Rapid City,SD:

Linda Boyle and Adam Gottlieb & OneLove

Friday, August 25:  House Concert in Hisega, Rapid City, SD:

Lin will join Chicago's Adam Gottlieb & OneLove

email for more info.:  lin@lindaboyle.com

Thursday, August 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.:

Lien Cafe, Rapid City

opening for Chicago's Adam Gottlieb & OneLove


August 19:

Southern Hills Summer Music & Arts Festival 

Singer-Song Writer Stage

Custer, SD   10:00-11:00 a.m.

June 21:  Solstice

Making Music & Art Festival, Rapid City

11:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m.:  Suzie Cappa Arts Center

722 St. Joseph Street


1:00-2:00 p.m.:  The Journey Museum

                      & Learning Center

Saturday, June 3:  10:00-11:30 Ceremony

4 Directions Unity 5K Run

Memorial Park, Rapid City, SD 

June 1:  Holiday Hills Retirement Community

 Rapid City, SD

Sunday, April 23:  Earth Day Expo Fest (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Environmental Songs for All ages   1-3 p.m.

Rapid City, SD  -  Central Fairgrounds

4-H Building, 601 Centre Street

April 8: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   WLUW Radio 105.5 FM

"Somebody Else's Troubles"  Chicago show

Host David Bragman will play songs from Linda's albums and new ones from upcoming "Black Hills Comfort"  CD.

(South Dakotans can tune in at wluw.org

for live streaming, 10:00 a.m.-Noon)

March 30:  National Association of  School Social Workers, SD chapter in Sioux Falls.

 Presentation with Carol Hayse, LCSW and childhood trauma specialist: "Spin Me a Web of Stories:  Using Music, Rhythm and Storytelling in the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety and Other Disorders 

March 24 ( & March 31 & April 7):

 "Hitting Left" program with the Klonsky Bros.,

Fred & Michael, 105.5 FM, Chicago

Lin's songs will be featured along with interview guests:  3/24 They welcome public education advocate and historian, Diane Ravitch & poet Kevin Coval

March 12:  Uncommon Ground on Clark

7-9 p.m.   

Lin and Adam Gottlieb & OneLove join forces and are joined by David Brgman on banjo.

​February 26:  Chicago House Concert

LIn sings songs of Chicago from 1830's to present along with historical narrative.  She joins Phil Passen on hammered dulcimer playing songs of Chicago and the Civil War

February 21:  5-7 p.m.

Chicago Teachers Union Clinicians dinner & meeting

Lin sings songs  she has written for the union

February 10:  Uri-Eichen Art Gallery

Songs of immigrant experiences to accompany two photography exhibits

January 20:  People's Church, Chicago

"United We Sing"  Concert

several Chicago-area singer-song writers perform

7-10 p.m.

hosted by Krisitn Lems

Friday, January 6:  Uncommon Ground

 Devon Avenue, Chicago

8-10 p.m.,  $8 per person

with Adam Gottlieb & One Love


October:  Lin has a presentation available for groups:

                "Empowering Youth through Song, Literacy and History"-  slide show and interactive, hands-on workshop


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

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"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)

Brave Songs:  Voices for Justice

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