Linda Good is a composer, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist. She is co-founder of the alternative pop band, The Twigs, with her twin sister Laura Good. She also was the former touring keyboardist for Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, The Lisa Marie Presley Band and others. She is the co-composer, librettist and lyricist for the new musical LADYSHIP. Linda Good received a grant from the Ann Sosenko Assist Trust for the NYMF 2019 production of LADYSHIP..
In addition to composing music for Film and TV, Linda’s debut solo CD, “Love is a Curious Thing”, featured the hit “Love Is…”, which reached top 5 on KCRW’s most requested list. Her songs, compositions and music production have been heard in many TV shows and films, including Entourage, True Blood, Gossip Girl, and in the Sundance Award-winning film, American Teen. The video for “Lately I Wonder”, in which she co-wrote and performed with James Combs as The Plush Interiors, was a Telly Award Winner/Official Selection at The Other Venice Film Festival. As a music producer, she has produced albums for The Shaker Sisters, Cailyx, The Plush Interiors, Arro, Brandon Jay, and many others.
After an early childhood living in Mexico City, Linda grew up in Chicago. The youngest of five daughters, she taught herself piano and how to read music by singing and playing songs from an old jazz fake book she found in a piano bench. She attended the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts High School, attended college at the University of Illinois, and studied abroad in the UK. A multi-instrumentalist, she plays piano, keyboard, vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass and percussion. She is based out of Los Angeles.
Laura Good is a composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist. She co-founded the alternative pop band, The Twigs with her twin sister, Linda Good, in Chicago during the late ‘90’s. Their band has released ten CDs and has performed all over the world. Her songs have been heard on TV, Radio and Film over the past two decades. She mixes her training in classical and jazz with her love of vintage pop, rock and anything else that strikes her fancy.
Ms. Good has a degree in music composition from Columbia College where she studied composing, voice, piano and performance. She was a Weisman Memorial Scholar (in Music) and was fortunate enough to be mentored by jazz composers Doug Lofstrom and William Russo. She also played a key role in the creation of one of the first independent music subscription services on the internet (noisebox.com).
Ms. Good credits her opera singing mother for exposing her to musicals of all types, especially the work of Stephen Schwartz and Rodgers and Hammerstein. She recalls recreating one of her all time favorites, “Godspell,” in her living room on a weekly basis with her twin sister when they were kids.
While living in Australia in the 2000’s, Ms. Good became deeply interested in the stories of the first female convicts sent to populate the new colony. Many of these women were recent relatives of her friends in Sydney and told incredible stories of resilience and survival. This sowed a seed for LADYSHIP the musical. LADYSHIP was named a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre 2020.
Laura Good's solo projects include recording as Lars Darvo, collaborations with baroque popster, Daniel Carlson and is working on several commissions for choral work. Previously a “diehard Yankee”, she recently relocated to Charlottesville, VA after discovering she had deep Virginia roots and needed some fresh Blue Ridge air.
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