Linda holds a degree in Music with honors and distinction from Yale University, where she co-founded Something Extra, Yale’s 3rd women’s acapella singing group, as a 17 year old freshman. She ran Café Calhoun at Yale, and both sang and produced musical shows.
In the 1980’s, Linda performed in the Boston acoustic music scene and sang and co-wrote songs with Lisa Wexler. She appeared on “Music America” with Ron Della Chiesa, and released her first album of original music, “Dreams and Themes” in 1983. She founded and ran the Boston Arts Roundtable, a group of musicians and other artists who gathered for camaraderie and produced multimedia concerts.
In more recent years, she has sung at the Ryles, Skipjack’s, Amazing Things Arts Center, Scullers Jazz Club, The Java Room, Club Passim, L’Aroma Cafe, Club Cafe, the Hearing Room, Grill 37, the Dedham Square Coffeehouse and performs regularly as a duo with guitarist Terry Smith. In April 2018, Linda co-founded an intergenerational artist-alliance group, the Women in Music Gathering, along with social media publicist Cindy D’Adamo and singer/songwriter Colette O’Connor. The group provided a curated musical collection for Rubyfruit Radio, and has performed at the Loop at the Armory in Somerville, and at a showcase at the Burren in November, 2018.
Linda has recorded five albums with Doug Hammer at his Dreamworld Studio: Heart to Heart (2015); Coming Full Circle (2016); Say Yes To Love (2017); Singer/Songwriter (2017); and Moments (2018), and is working on a sixth, In Grace which will be released in 2019. Linda has performed at Boston top jazz and folks venues (Scullers Jazz Club and Club Passim). Her single, “The Lion” (release date: 7/1/18) was covered by the Indie Source and MobYorkCity. Her single, “Enough” (release date: 08/12/18), was covered by Hollywood Digest and the Boston Globe. Linda has appeared on many local and national radio and television shows including Talk ’N Tunes, The Wimmin’s Show, The Spotlight, Independent Corner on Cygnus Radio, Citywide Blackout, Under the Covers, and the Big Jazz Umbrella. Read more…