Linda Imperial, a true survivor whose life and decades-long musical career have been a whirlwind roller coaster of highs, lows, and dark struggles followed by shining through redemption, showcases the blues-rock side of her artistry like never before with the new EP Heart Rock.
The deeply soulful, five-song set produced by Joel Jaffe (Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt) includes the blistering and ultimately hopeful “My Heart Rocks.” “it’s a positive song that tells people that no matter what we go through, we can move on and have fun, so enjoy the ride. All the songs on the Heart Rock EP tap into that theme in one way or another.” Says Linda. Also included is “I Found Me,” a self-empowerment anthem, “You’re A Fake,” a pointed takedown of the music industry, the romantic gem “Just Right,” a lively, grooving rocker dedicated to her husband and rock legend David Freiberg, and the crackling blues/rock closing track “The Storm is Over” that reflects on the heartache and struggles she’s been through in her life.
Linda Imperial’s dizzying list of credits includes working for and with the Big Mama Thornton’s rhythm section, Jazz supergroup New York Jazz Explosion, Sylvester, The Weather Girls, Jefferson Starship and Gary Duncan’s Quicksilver Messenger Service.
HEART ROCK ALBUM Credits
Drums - Kevin Hayes
Bass - Marc Levine
Guitar and Slide guitar - J. Jaffe
Lead Guitar (Just Right) - Marc Cooper
Saxophone - George Brooks
Trumpet - Shane Cox
Piano, Keyboards - Eamonn Flynn
Harmonica - Hardy Hemphill
Backing vocals - Jeanie Tracy, Omega Rae, Linda Imperial, J. Jaffe, David Freiberg
Produced by J Jaffe
Studio D Recording Inc.
Studio on the Hill
Engineering and mastering JJ
Mastering Bob Ohlsson
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