Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Cal and I finally took the plunge and with the help of Scott from The Bad Larry's we created a website for our band. Check it out at

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inspiration For 2010

When we heard Brandi Carlile was playing at The Mangy Moose in Jackson, of COURSE we had to go!We were not disappointed.

My favorite thing about the show is that there is a really great UP energy about it. Sure there are sad, angsty songs and plenty of drama, but the underlying feeling about everything they do is that they LOVE IT. I believe that they love playing as much as I love listening and that is what makes it for me.

I was close enough to the stage to touch her guitar.

Yes, I am one of the die-hard fans vying for prime real estate in front of the stage :)

I'm always interested in the instruments they play and equipment they run. They had a flying sound system and the mix was fantastic.

Cal and Del both stood out in the crowd a little bit :) They looked like my body guards. It was such a great night.

(I get totally nerded out when I'm really into the music ~ and after three live BC Concerts, I'm STILL into it :)

Oh, and the most enviable part of the whole night was this guy pictured in the background. He is the guitar tuner/handler :) Maybe someday we'll have one of those ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Linfords ~ Thunderbolt Duo of the Year!

In case you missed it, here are our 2009 Thunderbolt Radio Music Award winners!

Song of the Year:
1. I Keep Calling – Kelly McDonald - California
2. Knocklayde Mountain - T.J. Stuart & Brenda Mulgrew - Ireland

Male Artist of the Year
1. Kelly McDonald - California
2. Rick Reiley - Oklahoma

Female Artist of the Year
1. Brianie - England
2. Brenda Mulgrew - Ireland

Duo of the Year
1. The Linfords - Wyoming
2. The Del Mars - Nebraska

Group of the Year
1. The Doo Wah Riders - California
2. The Quebe Sisters - Texas

Songwriter of the Year
1. Billy Ross - Oklahoma by way of Texas :)
2. Rick Reiley - Oklahoma

Instrumentalist of the Year
1. The Quebe Sisters - Texas
2. Johnny Main - Nebraska

Best Older Recording
1. Turn Her Down - Eben Gifford - Nebraska
2. Make Up or Break Up - Bobby Carl - Oklahoma

The Sylvia Latham Award (Best New Up &Coming Artist)
1. Brianie - England
2. The Whitlocks - Wyoming

Again, thanks for a great 2008 and 2009. This year marks our third year and it will be our best to date!
Be sure to tune in!