Latest in the Concerts on the Common Series
Come to the Strafford Town Common on Tuesday July 25 at 6pm for Linda B and the Barn Cats, featuring Linda Bourdreault and Ted Mortimer!
Linda Boudreault’s unique and soulful singing has won her a devoted following from New England to the Caribbean. The voice of Dr. Burma for over 25 years, Linda has also performed with Dartmouth's Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble, the Vermont Jazz Ensemble, a variety of small jazz groups, and with the zydeco group The Goat Broke Loose. Her jazz CD, Alone With You, was released in August 2001, and Dr. Burma released a CD in 2008. Linda appeared at the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington Vermont in June 2002 backed by members of Dr. Burma, and can often be seen fronting a jazz duo or trio at local restaurants and jazz clubs. Linda performs soul, blues, and country with Linda B and the Barncats, and she is an honorary member of the Stone Cold Roosters.
Ted Mortimer (Guitar, vocals), spent 10 years performing and recording in Los Angeles before moving to the Upper Valley. In 1987 he formed Dr. Burma, which enjoyed a 25-year run as one of New England’s most popular soul/rock bands. He has performed in jazz and blues clubs in New York City with Sandra Wright, including the Five Spot and Manny's Car Wash. He has backed up Bo Diddley and opened for BB King, the Fabulous Thnderbirds, and many others. Ted's guitar playing is featured on Linda’s jazz CD Alone With You, Dr. Burma’s One Bite Won’t Kill You, and many other local and regional releases. In collaboration with other Vermont musicians he wrote and recorded the soundtrack for Nosey Parker, a film by John O'Brien (Man with a Plan). In addition to the Goat Broke Loose, Ted performs regularly with the Party Crashers (www.pcrashers.com) playing soul, rock and funk, and the Stone Cold Roosters (www.stonecoldroosters.com), a country/rockabilly/western swing outfit that has recorded three award-winning CDs.