Monday, August 10, 2009

Linda Good Returns To Uncommon Ground

It was a successful homecoming for singer-songwriter Linda Good when she returned to Chicago August 9th for an intimate performance at Uncommon Ground on north Clark Street. Good hadn’t played the restaurant/club since the days when she and sister Laura led the local band The Twigs. Linda Good moved to L.A. 10 years ago to pursue a solo career, and her recent Windy City date was to promote her latest CD, Love is a Curious Thing.


Seated in front of an electric keyboard, she performed melodic new songs like “Love Is” and “A Dog Is A Dog” that brought to mind Brit songstress Lily Allen in their satiric views on romantic relationships. She switched to acoustic guitar for the more cutting edge “Drowning” and “Bullseye.” At one point, the singer called her sister up to the stage and the anticipated reunion of The Twigs did not disappoint. Linda and Laura had recorded two full CDs as The Twigs; the promising Bring Me The Head Of Eternity and the more polished The Universe Tonight, which found them successfully covering a variety of styles, from the sunny pop of “It’s Alright” to the more bitter hip hop of “Lucky.” For their reunion, they performed “Mrs. Green” from The Universe Tonight as well as a brand new song, and their harmonies were perfectly in sync. All in all, Linda Good’s Uncommon Ground show celebrated her past success with The Twigs, as well as her new solo material.

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