Political Campaign Songs Past
Cheer yourselves up in this wild election season with Linda Russell as she sings ditties of campaigns from long ago: from Tippecanoe and Tyler too and You’re Alright Teddy to Adlai’s Gonna Win and I’m Just Wild About Harry. Balladeer Linda Russell explores history through music. Playing dulcimer, ukelele and guitar, she brings life to the old songs. She served for many years as the musical historian at Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street, singing songs of George Washington’s era to school children, tourists and Wall Street businessmen on their lunch hours. Other NY venues have included Lincoln Center Out-of- Doors and the Metropolitan Museum. She has been a Teaching Artist with Symphony Space’s Educational outreach for over 25 years. She has recorded 8 albums of traditional and historical music, including Sing We All Merrily; A Colonial Christmas on Rounder Records and Stephen Foster Songs on Albany Records.