Preview: Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice

A GRAMMY-winning documentary exploring the life and career of the acclaimed singer, Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice is a critically acclaimed portrait of the beloved performer and recording artist. A special April 8 screening as part of the Music Movie Mondays series at Grail Movie House will be hosted by Asheville author and music journalist Bill Kopp.

Linda Ronstadt is a renaissance woman of popular music. The Arizona-born interpretive singer is best known for her prominent role in the folk-rock and country-rock movements of the 1960s and ‘70s, but her artistry has always been too expansive to fit neatly into the confines of those scenes. Her chart success underscores Ronstadt’s genre-spanning commercial appeal: more than 20 Top 40 hits on the US pop chart, nearly 30 on the Adult contemporary chart, 10 on the country singles chart and 5 on the Latin singles chart.

But chart success and raw numbers only tell part of the story. Ronstadt has made compelling and critically-acclaimed forays into Cajun, jazz, rock, opera, roots, traditional pop and other styles. A 13-time Grammy winning artist (with at least 16 additional nominations), Ronstadt’s myriad accomplishments include her status as the most successful female singer of the 1970s.

A Grammy-winning documentary, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice chronicles the life and career of singer Linda Ronstadt, from her childhood in Tucson through her decades-long career and to her retirement in 2011 due to Parkinson’s disease.

As part of the Music Movie Mondays series, Grail Moviehouse in Asheville hosts a special one-night-only showing of the film. Presented by Asheville-based speaker, author and music journalist Bill Kopp, the evening will include a screening of the film followed by an interactive discussion.

WHAT: Music Movie Mondays Series: Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice
Special screening + moderated discussion hosted by Bill Kopp
WHERE: Grail Moviehouse, 17 Foundy Street, Asheville
WHEN: Monday, April 8 @ 7 p.m. / Tickets are $15 and likely to sell ou