Linda Ronstadt (1946- ) has mastered one of the secrets of longevity in popular music: the ability to remain relevant across the decades. From her early days with the Stone Poneys, to studio sessions with Nelson Riddle, country-western music and mariachi songs, Ronstadt has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and commercially successful female singers in American music. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts and numerous Grammys, Ronstadt now copes with Parkinson’s disease.
Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. With a catalogue of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions, her music has been performed internationally.