Linda Marks is a piano playing singer-songwriter who integrates elements of jazz with contemporary folk.Linda is known for her heart to heart style, writing about social issues like gun violence, addiction, the teardown epidemic, #MeToo, shelter animals and beautiful uplifting heartfelt ballads. A graduate of Yale with a degree in Music with honors and distinction, Linda has playing Boston’s major rooms (Scullers, City Winery, Club Passim, The Burren, Club Café) and her songs have been written up in the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine and covered on NPR. Linda's 8th and 9th albums, The Piano and Songs At The Heart Of Life, are due out in 2020. Linda is a co-founder of artist-alliance group #WIMG Women In Music Gathering, and is a LadyLake Artist.
Music is a universal language that reaches deeper than words and builds a bridge that connects us heart to heart. I write from the heart and seek to reach the heart of my audience in a way that touches, inspires and often heals. Music can build community and remind us we are not alone.i love to arrange songs and bring them to life through orchestration and vocal harmonies. Both personal and collective topics inspire me, and I am very grateful that many of my songs (“Heroes”—a tribute to David Ortiz, “Enough” about the teardown epidemic, “Tree Of Life”—a prayer to end gun violence, “Living On the Dark Side of the Moon”—a torch song for a narcissist, “The Lion”—written one support of the human spirit in the context of addiction, and “Forever Home Lullaby”—written from the point of view of a shelter animal) have struck common chords.