Linda Fahey joined the Folk Alley team in the spring of 2005. Her love for folk and folk-blues started early on while growing up in the folk-drenched Boston area. Her passion for music continued while pursuing degrees in her two other loves - field botany and forest ecology. From 1993-2000, while teaching natural history and environmental science at a small private college in the Adirondack Park of NYS, she presented and promoted folk and acoustic blues concerts in and around Saranac Lake.
An unexpected twist of fate led to a job offer from Garrison Keillor to work for 'A Prairie Home Companion,' so she made the big move down from the mountains to the urban flatlands (and the relatively balmy climate) of St. Paul, Minnesota. While in St. Paul, she worked for Keillor for three seasons as his Associate Producer (aka talent booker), produced some live Keillor 'after-hours' radio specials, called 'Night Out', and the 'Live at the Fitz' concert series at the Fitzgerald Theater. After PHC, Linda went to work for the Twin Cities-based folk label Red House Records. Today, when she's not focused on all things folk, Linda is usually hiking or snowshoeing with her husband and 2 dogs (Luna and Savannah) in the Adirondacks, paddling her sea kayak, or obsessively following the Boston Red Sox. Go Sox!