This seems to be the season of pop music documentaries, and this is one of the best. It chronicles the career of one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease, and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda’s story through her own words and music, and by such colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Aaron Neville among many others.
“She shows herself to be one of its indispensable interpreters, as a vocalist and also as a thinker – covering a sprawling landscape with elegance, passion and insight.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“It captures the life and career of a rock ‘n’ roll star who never looked back, never apologized, never compromised, virtually never made a wrong move, and made it all seem effortless.” — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“A beautiful, deeply moving and well-deserved tribute to this utterly singular woman and her talent.” — Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris