"In the hands of a virtuoso with an Imagination, the possibilities are endless." Margaret A. Howard, 'Nightlife', Carbondale, IL
"A remarkably accomplished flutist...able to use a country style ballad like Johnny Cash's 'Folsum Prison Blues' as a launching pad for improvisational soaring!" Paul Harris, 'The St. Louis Post Dispatch', St. Louis, MO
"...a quirky, eleven-song fantasy for flautist and ensemble" that "...delivers." William Fury, 'Illinois Times', Springfield, IL
"Linda Gifford...Illinois Soul Songwriter." 'Alladin Theater' review of "Del McCoury's" IBMA 2004 award winning Album of the Year, "It's Just the Night," which contains Del's rendition of the song "Fire and the Flame." (Linda's version appears on "A Bed for my Boots.")
This album began as a five song demo, recorded live. A mutual friend played it for Jonathan Pines, internationally renowned engineer, having worked with the likes of "Alison Krauss," "Wilco," and "Counting Crows" among many other well known acts. This led to his invitation to record a full-length version at his "Private Studios" in Urbana, IL.
William Fury of the 'Illinois Times' ends his review with, "We can expect great things from Gifford. May God and the world give her room to grow and make more music." Amen to that! Hopefully you will like it, 'cause another CD is in the making right now.