Linnea Good - Short Biographies
a descriptive bio:
Linnea Good's life journey is an example of how faith can empower a person to become something bigger and more beautiful than they ever could have imagined. The eldest daughter of an accountant and a librarian, her early start on a music career was as a children's animator at the local church in New Brunswick. She was 12 years old then and has hardly looked back since in her quest to create music that is memorable, faithful and socially relevant. Thirty-five years later and now living in the west, she has written songs that have become contemporary classics, recorded 10 albums, travelled the world with her music, married and had three children with musical partner David Jonsson. She, Jonsson and the deliciously expanded Good Company Band are celebrating the launch of her tenth album: Momentary Saints. The album highlights Good's ability to combine new and old, as Welsh hymns become love songs, Irish folk tunes become laments of the faithful, global warming takes a jazz stride, and a gospel story goes Latin. While her career journey has taken her down many paths, Good has always set a consistent example by challenging people, through her music and stories, to ask the hard questions of themselves and seek authentic joy in their lives.
- Angie Gallop
a 2-liner bio:
Linnea Good is a singer-songwriter and leader in the fields of music in all-ages worship. She tours much of the year in her trio Good Company. The latest of her family CDs, Swimmin' Like a Bird, was thrice nominated for major Canadian awards as Outstanding Children's Album of the Year.
an effusive bio:
Linnea Good is a singer-songwriter who has been called "the contemporary musical voice of the emerging church in Canada". She is known as one of Canada's foremost performers of music of faith for all-age audiences. Hymn-textwright Brian Wren said of her: "I appreciate the freshness and care of her lyrics, her theology, her musicality, and her voice. She has a remarkable constellation of gifts." Bishop John Spong says: "Linnea Good is the finest musician with whom I have worked. A rare talent!" "The voice of an angel..." says Jes Wood, a local youth worker, and Rev Gary Gaudin, from the United Church of Canada, describes her music as "spirit-led seamlessness."
a works-righteousness bio:
Linnea Good is a singer-songwriter whose primary work is to help individuals and churches express their souls through music. She is a leader in the fields of music in worship, and all-ages worshipping together. Her background includes a BA in French Literature, a Master of Religious Education with a specialty in music as an educational tool, professional travels that have taken her to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. The latest of her family CDs, Swimmin' Like a Bird, was thrice nominated for major Canadian awards as Outstanding Children's Album of the Year. She offers an internet subscription for worship and music leaders, called the Psalm-body's Prayin' Group. She and drummer-spouse, David, share the joy and laundry of 3 children: Patrick, Nicole and Isaac. She is found at www.LinneaGood.com www.LinneaGood.com .
a Linnea and David bio:
Linnea Good and David Jonsson have been a team in music-making for a decade and a half, and each of them in a ministry with children for much longer than that. Linnea's primary calling is to assist people in giving voice to their spirituality. She is one of Canada's best loved faith singer-songwriters for all-ages. She has a Master of Religious Education degree with a focus on music as tool in Christian Education. David's years of drumming with multi-award winning children's performers, Charlotte Diamond and Fred Penner, have given him an intuitive feel for song-leading with people of all ages and abilities. Together, David and Linnea gently turn listeners into singers, a room into a singing bowl, an audience into a sacred gathering.
a magazine bio:
Linnea Good is a song & hymn-writer from Summerland BC. With a Master of Religious Education degree, she is a leader in the field of music and worship for all ages. She tours much of the year in her trio Good Company (including her drummer-husband and often their 3 young children), giving concerts and leading workshops and in worship throughout North America. Her latest family CD, Swimmin' Like a Bird, was thrice nominated for major Canadian awards as Outstanding Children's Album of the Year. She has recently released an album of adult spirituality: Momentary Saints. Linnea is co-author with Dr Nancy Reeves of the Adventures of the God Detectives.