2003 release: "Como Luna"
"By releasing this country record in Spanish I feel that I am paying homage to this great country as well as to my father"Venezuela-born country music singer Linda Bandry dropped me a line recently from her home in Florida. To learn about Linda, watch the clips above and read the bio on her web site.
“Until I was 16 years old I didn’t listen to any other kind of music and I actually thought that country music originated in Venezuela. I would wake up in the morning to the roosters crowing and the beautiful melody of Patsy Montana’s “Cowboy’s Sweetheart.”Read more in the full bio here.
Her father, Elias Bandry, was fascinated by bluegrass music and one day asked her to make Spanish versions of his favorites songs so that he could understand them. “By doing this, I realized that I could write my own songs, and Daddy loved hearing me sing them.”
At just 8 years old, Linda joined 5 other girls in a singing group called the “Super Youngs”. They sang Linda’s songs and even some of Dolly Parton’s and Kenny Rogers’ songs everywhere and anywhere they could.
Linda arrived in the United States in 1998, and her primary goal was to record an album of original country songs in Spanish. With God’s grace, help from Najib Seguias and the talent of her friend, guitarist and producer Ed Gonzalez, her dream came true in May of 2003. Among the musicians integral to the album entitled “COMO LUNA” (Like the Moon), are Alan Kendall (Pedal Steel), David Scully (Guitars) and John Lengel (Drums).
“Only those who live and love country music can actually convey the nuances specific to the genre.” “By releasing this country record in Spanish I feel that I am paying homage to this great country as well as to my father.”