Linda Good is a composer, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist. She is co-founder of the alternative pop band, The Twigs, with her twin sister Laura Good. She also was the former touring keyboardist for Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, and the Lisa Marie Presley Band.
In addition to composing music for Film and TV, Linda’s debut solo CD, “Love is a Curious Thing”, featured the hit “Love Is…”, which reached top 5 on KCRW’s most requested list. Her songs, compositions and music production have been heard in many TV shows and films, including Entourage, True Blood, Gossip Girl, and in the Sundance Award-winning film, American Teen.
Linda studied composition at the University of Illinois, and graduated with Departmental Distinction. She studied abroad at University College Cardiff, Wales, UK and after graduation toured as pianist with Free Street Theater in the award-winning “Project”, which included sold-out performances at the London International Festival of Theater. While in London, she also learned her first recording skills at the BBC Studios. She was a music director for Chicago’s Second City Theater BizCo Company, and The Annoyance Theater’s SKATT!
Linda’s inspiration for writing a historical musical about ‘women convicts on a boat sailing to Australia in 1778’ came from both being an avid British history buff, and being raised by a tough, resilient single mom, who raised five daughters on a small teacher’s salary. Reading about how impoverished women were systematically arrested and deported, with no control over their fate—only because they were committing petty crimes in order to feed themselves and their children — got her creative wheels turning. The themes of class struggles, financial oppression and sexual harassment in the original story are still highly relevant today.
Linda is a member of the AWFC (Alliance for Women Film Composers), The SCL (Society of Composers and Lyricists), and a voting member of The Recording Academy.
Laura Good is a composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist. She co-founded the alternative pop band, The Twigs with her twin sister, Linda Good, in Chicago during the late ‘90’s. Their band has released five CDs and has performed all over the world. Her songs have been heard on TV, Radio and Film over the past two decades. She mixes her training in classical and jazz with her love of vintage pop, rock and anything else that strikes her fancy.
Ms. Good has a degree in music composition from Columbia College where she studied composing, voice, piano and performance. She was a Weisman Memorial Scholar (in Music) and was fortunate enough to be mentored by jazz composers Doug Lofstrom and William Russo. She also played a key role in the creation of one of the first independent music subscription services on the internet (noisebox.com).
Ms. Good credits her opera singing mother for exposing her to musicals of all types, especially the work of Stephen Schwartz and Rogers and Hammerstein. She recalls recreating one of her all time favorites, “Godspell,” in her living room on a weekly basis with her twin sister when they were kids.
While living in Australia in the 2000’s, Ms. Good became deeply interested in the stories of the first female convicts sent to populate the new colony. Many of these women were recent relatives of her friends in Sydney and told incredible stories of resilience and survival. This sowed a seed for “LadyShip” the musical. Linda Good and Laura Good received a grant from the Ann Sosenko Assist Trust for their NYMF production of LadyShip.
The Twigs released a new single in 2018, "Kites" and their CD, “Jump Right In”, is currently a hot seller and enjoyed by kids of all ages. Previously a “diehard Yankee”, she recently relocated to Charlottesville, VA after discovering she had deep Virginia roots and needed some fresh Blue Ridge air.