Cutout Bin: Linda Petty, Dallas Diva of a Thousand Goosebumps
Linda Petty and the Main Event Linda (no label) When Cutout Bin first saw Linda Petty's album, it shone like a diamond from the tattered pile of thrift-store vinyl in front of us. Piercing eyes that knifed into our bosom, a torso enveloped in crimson explosions of glory, a shimmering ring like a bejeweled walnut adorning her delicate hand, and a head of hair like the top of a delicious, glowing muffin, fresh from the oven. We were transfixed. The back cover sealed the deal. The many moods of Linda... an array of looks that could bring a tear as easily as they could crack a smile. Then we noticed that Linda Petty is from Dallas. Is it possible? Could this ephemeral songbird, this delightful chanteuse be so near at hand?
It's true. COB found her Web site, a marvel of purple velvet and animated gifs. A treasure trove of CDs and MP3 samples! We found her press kit, where she promises a "musical event that can send both your audience and the critics into a frenzy of a thousand goosebumps!" We found her Facebook page, and became her second fan.
We must experience Linda in the flesh. She has a busy gig schedule, between the supper clubs and gay bars. But look! Tonight!! At the International Design Center's "Champagne and Chocolate" reception!
Road trip, anyone?
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