Ragon Linde

Cathedral for Healing - Live Single Release

Cathedral for Healing is a live improvisational piece performed on January 22nd, 2017 at The Analog Theater in Portland, OR.  The performance, given the evening following the 2017 Women’s March, is meant to describe feelings of anger, anxiety, uncertainty, and peace.

Proceeds from “Cathedral for Healing” will be donated to Amnesty International.    

Ragon Linde – electric guitar, synthesizer, percussion

Kevin Lay – electric guitar, tin whistle, vocals

Recorded live at The Analog Theater in Portland, Oregon

Produced by Ragon Linde

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Ragon Linde in Portland, Oregon

Photography by Lizzy MacKenzie

Cover Layout and Design - Ragon Linde

CONTACT: ragonlinde.com

© SLJ Productions ASCAP

Copyright 2017

APEX - Live at Tsunami Sushi - Live Album Release

APEX
Live at Tsunami Sushi
Tulsa, OK – July 2005

2005, I was in the midst of one of the biggest transitions of my life. Two years earlier, I had been fired from high power job with a large wireless company. My actions deservedly led to this. By 2005 I was accumulating a large amount of debt, working six jobs, and I found myself forming a jazz trio with my cousin Ben and good friend Tim DeMoss. Over the course of our short existence (about 6 months), we recorded many hours of jazz standards and improvisational free jazz. Another local free jazz group named Milk Truck captured one of our live performances, without our planning or knowledge. A few weeks later, we were handed a CD with Set 1 from that show (if anyone has Set 2 please contact me!), what an excellent surprise!! Throughout the last ten years of moving to Portland (and going to work for another large wireless company) I often listen to this live performance. I remember this evening like it was last night. I released several personal demons that night, and I feel it comes across in our playing. It is an honor after all these years to present the re-mastered recordings for APEX, Live and Tsunami Sushi, recorded on a Saturday night in July of 2005 in the heart of downtown Tulsa! This album is 100% improvisational free jazz. To the other players of APEX, I love you and miss you and I hope one day we can join together again to rekindle the unique power and magic that was APEX! – Ragon Linde, Drums and Percussion

1. Intro
2. Here we Go
3. Impending Storm
4. Bugs
5. Stretching the Horizon
6. Lonely Voice in the Crowd

Tim DeMoss – Piano and Keyboards
Ben Linde – Electric Guitar
Ragon Linde – Drums and Electronic Percussion

Also Featuring:
Matteo Bacchetti - Saxophone 
Damien Hartzell – Electric Guitar on Track 6
Phillip Phillip’s - Electric Guitar 

All tracks recorded live in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Produced by Ragon Linde
All songs Engineered by Milk Truck
Mixed, and Mastered by Ragon Linde in Portland, Oregon 

Photography by Ragon Linde in Tulsa, OK
Cover Layout and Design - Ragon Linde

CONTACT: ragonlinde.com

© SLJ Productions ASCAP
Copyright 2016

 

I am Scared - New Single Release

“I am Scared” is a single release inspired by the 2016 Election in the United States.  The song is written from the perspective of a fictional person of color, immigrant, refugee, queer, and/or non-Christian.  You pick, we are all scared right now.  Proceeds from “I am Scared” will be donated to Amnesty International.    

 

Transitions - EP

 “Transitions” is an acoustic 8 song EP of Covers and Originals highlighting several pop styles.  

With Babies and Dogs - Recorded Live in Portland

Recorded from live performances at Vox Academy on November 14th, 2015 and The White Oak Event Center on December 5th, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Under the Covers

The theme of this record is Longing for Meaningful Connection with Others, one that I believe resonates with many of us these days. The album of 15 Cover Songs and 1 Original Bonus Track features a polished vocal and acoustic guitar driven re-visit of 15 cover songs with a modern mix and splash of fresh synthesizer riffs. The bonus track, Let's Count Silences, is an original song that blends the vibe of the covers with a taste of what I have in store for the future!

Both Sides of the Story - 2-CD Set

I am pleased to announce the recent release of my debut solo album entitled “Both Sides of the Story”.  The release is a double CD containing 28 tracks featuring performances by many musicians whom I have had the honor to work with over the last decade.

This record is dedicated in loving memory to my dad Loyd Ray Linde and father-in-law John Martin “Moby” Anderson, both of whom passed away in 2011. Both of these kind men were tremendous musicians and beautiful loving people and their passing leaves a cavernous space in the lives of all who knew them.