About The Show

The Linda Ronstadt Experience is "The Premier Touring Tribute" showcasing the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous. The show takes you on a musical journey of smash hits "You're No Good', "When will I Be Loved", "That'll Be The Day", "Blue Bayou" and many more. This repertoire spans from Linda's early days with The Stone Poneys, the 1970's where she helped forge the "Country-Rock Sound" with classic renditions of songs by The Eagles, Jackson Brown, Warren Zevon, and into the '80s where she bridged the "New Wave Sound" into huge hits with her chart-topping tenth album "Mad Love". Linda's explosive live shows also included material by The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Little Feet, and other contemporaries of the day. Come out and revel in the songs Linda Ronstadt brought to life so beautifully performed by the Linda Ronstadt Experience. Tristan McIntosh (2016 American Idol finalist) takes you on an emotional ride of purity, power, and heartbreak as she is soaring through these songs as though they live inside her. Be part of the experience, and follow Tristan McIntosh and The Linda Ronstadt Experience as they bring Linda Ronstadt's music into the 21st century!

The Band
TheLRE is comprised of our musical director Adam Michael Rothberg (producer, songwriter and sideman) on keyboards, guitars and harmony vocals. Also on guitars and harmony vocals, a recent transplant to NYC by way of Nashville, is Bronson Bush. The newest member of the band, drummer Ethan Leff keeps the engine room humming alongside veteran bassist Paul (Junior) Boyne, who is also the bands founder. Rounding out the bands sound on alternating shows are seasoned multi-instrumentalists Peter Adams and Andy Santospago contributing pedal steel, guitars, harmonica, banjo and harmonies.

Performing All The Hits And More

Linda Ronstadt was the rare artist who could comfortably cover a wide variety of musical bases; including folk, rock, country, jazz standards, opera and Latin. Her vocal gift had few limitations and she showcased it with every recording and performance. Her incredible vocal instrument along with her classic song interpretations have earned her countless devoted fans across the world. Sadly, Linda has been stricken with Parkinson's Disease and can no longer sing or perform. The Linda Ronstadt Experience is excited to help keep her legacy alive by continuing to share the joy and beauty of her repertoire to a wide audience.“Music is meant to lighten your load. By singing it, you release the sadness and release yourself.” - Linda Ronstadt

How The Linda Ronstadt Experience Came To Be

In June of 2017 bassist Junior Cain ran a local ad in the Northeast seeking a Linda Ronstadt style singer. He proceeded to assemble a band of players that echoed his love for the artist, who had been stricken with Parkinson disease and left her unable to sing or perform. After a few early personnel changes Junior decided to place ads in the musical hot spots of Nashville and Austin. After a few weeks Tristan McIntosh's Nashville Management replied to the ad. It was decided that Tristan's closest musical collaborator Bronson Bush, would fill out the role as one of the bands guitarist. In March 2018 thirty songs were sent out to the potential band members to learn. In June of 2018, Tristan and Bronson flew into Boston to rehearse the material for three days, then shoot video on day four. It took a tremendous "Leap of Faith" on everyone's part but when all the members met the chemistry and good vibes were undeniable. Then Tristan began to sing and everyone knew that this was going to be something very special.

Learn More

If you're interested in learning more about The Linda Ronstadt Experience, contact us today. We are happy to tell you more about our band, the music, and Ms. Ronstadt. The Linda Ronstadt Experience band members have been working together for many years. At the band’s core is Musical Director Adam Michael Rothberg, a touring veteran and producer, songwriter, sideman from the Northeast on piano and keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars and harmony vocals. Also on acoustic and electric guitars, and harmony vocals, a recent transplant to NYC by way of Nashville and Kentucky is Bronson Bush. In the engine room are the solid bassist and the band’s founder Junior Cain, and drummer Doug Plavin. Rounding out the band’s sound on alternating shows are seasoned multi-instrumentalists Peter Adams and Andy Santospago playing pedal steel, acoustic, and electric guitars, harmonica, banjo and singing harmonies.

The Songs & Songwriters

  1.  Alison - Elvis Costello

  2.  Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison

  3.  Carmelita - Warren Zevon

  4.  Colorado - The Flying Burrito Brothers

  5.  Crazy - Willie Nelson

  6.  Crazy Arms - Ray Price

  7.  Desperado - The Eagles

  8.  Different Drum - Michael Nesmith

  9.  Easy to Slip - Little Feat

  10.  Faithless Love - JD Souther

  11.  Girls Talk - Elvis Costello

  12.  Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas

  13.  Hey Mister That's Me Up on the   Jukebox - James Taylor

  14.  How Do I Make You - Billy Steinberg

  15.  Hurt So Bad - Little Anthony & The   Imperials 

  16.  I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With    You - Hank Williams 

  17.  I Can't Let Go - The Hollies

  18.  I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline

  19.  I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

  20.  It Doesn’t Matter Anymore - Paul   Anka  & Buddy Holly

  21.  It’s So Easy - Buddy Holly

  22.  Jolene - Dolly Parton

  23.  Just One Look - Doris Troy

  24.  Justine - Mark Goldenberg 

  25.  Lies - The Knickerbockers

  26.  Look Out For My Love - Neil Young 

  27.  Long Long Time - Gary White

  28.  Lose Again - Karla Bonoff

  29.  Love Has No Pride - Eric Kaz with   Libby Titus 

  30.  Love is a Rose - Neil Young

  31.  Mad Love - Mark Goldenberg

  32.  Party Girl - Elvis Costello

  33.  Poor Poor Pitiful Me -Warren Zevon

  34.  Ring of Fire - June Carter Cash

  35.  Rock Me On The Water - Jackson   Brown

  36.  Seven Bridges Road - The Eagles

  37.  Silver Threads and Golden Needles -   Wanda Jackson

  38.  Someone to Lay Down Beside Me -   Karla Bonoff

  39.  That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly

  40.  The Tattler - Ry Cooder 

  41.  Tracks of My Tears - Smokey   Robinson  & The Miracles 

  42.  Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones

  43.  Two More Bottles Of Wine - Delbert   McClinton

  44.  When Will I Be Loved - Everly   Brothers

  45.  Willin' - Lowell George

  46.  You Never Can Tell "Cest La Vie" -   Chuck Berry 

  47.  You’re No Good - Clint Ballard Jr

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