Born in Denver, Colorado in 1955, a third generation Coloradan, Linda Maich began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of nineteen while attending the University of Northern Colorado where she received a degree in interpersonal communication and a journalism minor. Beginning in 1977, Linda produced a ten-week series, Women in Music, for the radio station, KFML, in Denver. This program led her to the stories and music of many artists including Joni Mitchell and Billie Holiday and also inspired Linda to pursue her own musical interests.

During 1981, Linda spent a year in London. Highlights of that time include a variety of performances in folk clubs and wine bars as well as an interview and concert on Capitol Radio. She was one of the up-and-coming songwriters showcased in a concert series that featured among others, British upstart, Billy Bragg.

Linda lived in Paris from 1986 to 1989. While concentrating on music and the French language, she worked as a dishwasher, waitress, cook, English teacher, and translator. She sang regularly in Paris and gave performances at Shakespeare & Co., the bookstore immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.

In 1992, Linda released her debut recording, From the Mouth of a Snapdragon, which was chosen by Performing Songwriter magazine as one of the top 12 independent recordings in their January 1994 issue. She completed her second recording, Magic of the Heart, in 1999. She also painted the discʼs cover art. In the spring of 2000, Linda received a scholarship from the Alliance Française de Denver and spent five weeks in France on a musical pilgrimage. Around this time, she also performed at Enricoʼs in San Franciscoʼs North Beach.

maich_linda_12From August 2002 until April 2003, Linda served in the Peace Corps in Morocco as a small business advisor for artisans. While working with Berber weavers and a variety of craftspeople, she also began studying Moroccan Arabic and joined the music conservatory in Essaouira, the town where she was based. Lindaʼs time in Morocco was cut short when the Peace Corps temporarily suspended its program due to the war in Iraq.

From 2009 through 2012, Linda performed with The Spirituals Project, a Denver-based choir dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the Spirituals created in the 18th and 19th centuries by African-American slaves. This music serves as a continuing inspiration for Linda.

Lindaʼs recording, Wild Life, recorded in 2014, pays homage to a love of languages, well-crafted songs from composers as diverse as Abbey Lincoln and Bob Dylan, and the magic of music. All this is wrapped into jazzy and spacious arrangements of songs performed in French, English, and Portuguese.

Linda has performed for many years in Denver, and during the height of the pandemic, she gave three virtual concerts through the series, 100 Nights of Jazz. She has been featured on radio stations JAZZ89 KUVO in Denver and KGNU Radio in Boulder. In April of 2018, Linda performed three of her original compositions in Palaiseau, France with the world music group, Kaïsa.

Linda’s also studies ceramics at the Art Students League of Denver. She volunteers at an equine center and loves those horses! A world traveler, Linda will be making her first trip to Japan in the fall of 2023. She enjoys gardening and is in the process of creating a pollinator garden to surround herself with birds, bees and butterflies.