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LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse On July 10

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LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse On July 10

Fall in love with Linda Ronstadt all over again when The Ridgefield Playhouse screens Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice on Friday, July 10 at 8:30pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.

In this documentary, Linda Ronstadt guides viewers through her youth in Tucson singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days as a co-founder of the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the "queen of country rock" in the '70s and '80s. Ultimately, her powerful singing voice was stilled by illness that forced her into early retirement, but her music and influence remain timeless.

Linda Ronstadt broadened the latitudes of the pop singer, expanding the vocalist's canvas to include country, rock and roll, big band, jazz, opera, Broadway standards, Mexican and Afro-Cuban influences, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of the ultimate song. With worldwide album sales of over 50 million, at least 31 gold and platinum records, 10 Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to her credit, Linda is the consummate American artist. Co-directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the film features guest interviews from Dolly Parton, Cameron Crowe, Jackson Browne, and Bonnie Raitt. The Sound of My Voice is based on Ronstadt's memoirs and shines a light on her wildly successful career, from her childhood up through her retirement in 2011 due to progressive supranuclear palsy and beyond.

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s - with songs like "You're No Good," "When Will I Be Loved," and "Blue Bayou"-Ronstadt filled huge arenas and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously; she won 10 Grammy Awards on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native never could have imagined.

In Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the "rock queen" of the '70s and early '80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her - and the sound of her voice.

For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($10 in advance, online or $12 at the door) go online to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.

The Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced seating, so all patrons will be seated by an usher on a first come first served basis and concession/bar can be ordered via our mobile site so that you can pick it up on the way in, or get notified when it is ready for you to pick up once in the theater. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all. https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org


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