Sunday, September 6, 2009


Linn County formed around 1967 in Linn County, Iowa, USA as the Linn County Blues Band. In 1968, the band signed with Mercury Records, moved to San Francisco, California, and changed its name to Linn County. They released their first album Proud Flesh Soothseer in 1968 and toured, performing with bands and people such as: Albert King, Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone, Eric Burdon & the Animals and Ten Years After. They never became too well known. The band broke up after Clark Pierson left with Janis Joplin.Linn County released three albums from 1968 to 1970. Over the course of their existence, they had six band members. They may have remained one of the unknowns from the bay area but their home state of Iowa did induct them into the Iowa Music Hall of Fame


  • Think
  • Lower Lemons
  • Moon Food
  • Cave Song
  • Protect and Serve
  • Bad Things
  • Fast Day

  • Stephen Miller - organ, vocals
  • Larry Easter - saxophone, flute
  • Dino Long - bass
  • Ray 'Snake' McAndrew - drums
  • Fred Walk - guitar, sitar


Mr. Clem said...

I had 2 albums by this band way back when, this one and Fever Shot. Lower Lemons was always in heavy rotation at my house. Thanks for the memory jolt.

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