FINDING HOPE AMONGST THE ASHES 

Today I am sending my first newsletter in nearly two years.  Our lives have changed in so many ways since then.  Like you, I search for meaning and struggle to make sense of it all.  Through music I try to cope and occupy my mind, and sometimes it will offer me insight and grace. 

I believe Apocalypse, came to me as a gift from the universe.  My recording and release of this song is my little gift to you and passing the light onward.  My friend and teacher, Becca Stuhlbarg, has kindly shared the following…

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New Project Crowd Funding Campaign 

  Hello friends!

I am writing today to ask for your help.  I have finished recording tracks for my upcoming funk album entitled "Borrowed Lines in Borrowed Time".  Today, I am excited to launch my first crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo to finance the final mixing, mastering, and production so that I can release my new album this fall.  Following is a link to my funding page.  Please take 3 minutes and watch my video to learn more about my project.  Please consider…

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As I celebrate the beginning of my 51st year... 

Today I look back on my 50th year with a sense of gratitude in the opportunities and experiences I have been blessed with.  It's been several months since I sent out a newsletter but I feel it fitting today to share some highlights from my journey this year.  I feel in 2017 that my musical efforts are allowing me to shape myself as an Activist, Collaborator, and Entertainer.  Following are some highlights that fall within those soft boundaries...

As an Activist, I put together a performance piece with my…

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2017 First Half Happenings 

Hi everyone!  I hope you have experienced blessings in the first half of 2017 and that you have found creativity and mindfulness to bring you strength and balance.  Thank you for opening my newsletter and please allow me to briefly share a few of the goings on in my Music Life.  

This year I have had some really exciting and unique performance opportunities including some Private Functions and playing at the Growler House locations in Newberg and Sherwood.  I am also well into the recording process on my…

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The music of Apex get's a proper release 

 

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…

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2016 - The Final Month 

2016 - The Final Month

2016 has been a year of continued personal growth with many musical projects coming to completion and new directions being charted.  The world around me, well to be honest, I am very concerned.  I come to the end of 2016 finding strength from my family and the brave and strong artistic community around me.  Following are a few notes of interest around my music.  Thank you to my community for your love and support during 2016.  Let us stand together brave and strong in 2017.

New

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Upcoming Benefit Concert and New Video! 

Welcome to a beautiful autumn homecoming!

Dear friends,

This coming Saturday will be performing in a benefit for Vox Academy.  I hope you will come join me along with my friends Kevin Lay and Harold Williams as we perform "Songs From Home"!  Following are the details:

Join members of the Vox Academy Community Kevin Bryant, Ragon Linde, and Harold Williams as they present an evening of Songs from Home! Recently Vox Academy completed a move to the beautiful facility of Waverly Heights UCC. In celebration of…

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New EP - TRANSITIONS 

May we honor and acknowledge our own efforts and sacrifices, the work of our divine friends and loved ones, and the works of human kind with the universal gift of music.  Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day 2006, I arrived to an empty apartment in Portland, OR having just driven nearly 2000 miles from Tulsa, OK.  Today, a decade later, I am recognizing the biggest decision of my life with the release of an EP named "Transitions".  “Transitions” is an acoustic 8 song EP of Covers and Originals highlighting…

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Special Summer Performance Announcement 

Greetings friends!

I am stoked to announce that I have been invited to open up for the band Sherwood for their Portland show as part of their limited engagement West Coast Reunion Tour!!

Show Line-up

Fialta

Kevin Lowder

Ragon Linde - Me!!

The Scapegoats

Tyson Motsenbocker

SHERWOOD - Headliner

When: Tuesday July, 19th.  Show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Analog Cafe and Theater - 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd; Portland, OR 97214

Show Price: $17

Ticket Link: http://www.aftonshows.com/RagonLinde

Please support me…

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June Gigs and New Releases 

Greetings and Summer is Upon Us! 

Hello dear friends and I hope you are achieving your dreams thus far in 2016!  Like you, I have many things I hope to get done on this 3-day weekend, one of which is to reach out and let you know about some plans in the works for my music over the next few months and share a few things about what I have been up to this spring, so here goes!

June Shows:

It's been almost 10 years since I played a gig in Oklahoma, so I think it's about time! I will be back in Tulsa from 6/9…

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