Linda Lee & the Golden-Aires
Bavarian Inn's Linda Lee
Linda Lee's Bio.
Linda Lee is the full-time Entertainment Coordinator and House Musician for the World-Famous Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan. She is also their "goodwill ambassador" promoting German Hospitality wherever she goes! In addition to her regular Bavarian Inn Schedule, five days a week, Linda also maintains a private schedule, performing at various parties, festivals and concerts throughout the United States and Canada, and she loves every minute of it!
Working in Frankenmuth at the Bavarian Inn is indeed a real blessing! Linda has the wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world on a daily basis. She not only meets new friends, but since Bavarian Inn is about "gathering," it is not unusual for guests to come back regularly to reunited with their family and friends. Of course, Linda Lee is always included in their gathering by performing some of their favorite tunes for musical enjoyment, but for some happy sing-a-longs. Linda Lee loves her accordions. She purchases them from ACCORDION-O-RAMA in South Amboy, New Jersey. (formerly from Manhatten).
Beginning music lessons at the age of seven, Linda plays the accordion, clarinet and saxophone. She began entertaining at parties and banquets at the age of ten. After she married her husband in 1967, and then became the mother of her three children, Linda organized her first professional band "LINDA LEE AND THE GOLDEN-AIRES." When her children showed an interest in the music business, they were invited to participate under the name of the BROWN FAMILY SINGERS and they even recorded a record. Now they are adults on their own, living in various cities and states. They still enjoy their music and have remained friends with the fans and musical colleagues.
Linda Lee also has a deep love for animals, especially dogs. She has two furry friends living with her and her husband. She is always eager to come home to Oscoda, a black lab, and to Gunther, a black Cocker Spaniel. She calls them her "polka mascots" as they love to listen to the polka music that fills the air constantly in her home. Linda has had many other doggies who have now departed to the Rainbow Bridge where one day, we will be reunited.
This year will mark the 49th Wedding Anniversary of Linda and Roger. It is definitely a huge milestone with the big 50th in another year. Roger can always be seen by the side of Linda Lee and her band and doing the sound and lighting duties.
"Music is my life and music IS a gift from God" says Linda Lee, who is also a polka DJ on several radio stations each week, including a Podcast with her partner, Wild Bill, and enjoying it very much.
You can also see her from time-to-time with her additional band members, Darryl Schmitz, John Sversko, John Shollack, Tommy Vale and of course, Wild Bill. The slogan Linda Lee uses ...we can play just about anything from "Bach to Rock" in addition to all the polkas, waltzes, country, swing and more. Enjoy the music and good time with Linda Lee and the Golden-Aires.