Songwriter Showcase March 6 

I am playing in a songwriter showcase with 3 other songwriters and emcee/ songwriter Andrew Alling at Sacred Root Kava Bar, 103 S. Geneva St., Ithaca, NY, at 7 p.m. March 6. After a hiatus that included restoring an 1840 house in downtown Ithaca, I've been writing new songs, some a departure from the past in that they are instrumental.


My other performance art 

I had my debut recently as a dancer. I'd done a little musical theater dancing and singing as a teenager, but this is different. After years of taking classes in Ithaca with Amanda Moretti, Mee Ae Caughey and workshops from our New York-based teacher Vangeline, I danced in a butoh ensemble performance this week at Fall Creek Studios in Ithaca. We danced in white body paint, which is traditional to butoh, a Japan-born form of modern dance theater. We all wore satin ball gowns, even the two men in the…

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Sweet music with Brian Vollmer 

After not a ton of performing, though played with London McDaniel last summer and fall including subbing as a go-go dancing and singer in London's funky zydeco band Blue Sky Mission Club, in December I played an intimate show with Brian Vollmer at Chateau Dusseau, a winery near Owasco Lake, northeast of Ithaca. Playing with Brian was very sweet. He played banjo in such a pretty sensitive way and sang backup. Brian is primarily an old-time player, on a label, and busy in bands. With me, he infuses driving…

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Linda featured on radio show Monday April 23 

My music will be featured, and I'm being interviewed on Tenzin Norbu's new radio show "The Life of Universal Loving." You can listen live Monday, April 23 Eastern Time. The website is: The host of this online radio program is Tenzin Norbu, author of "Ocean of Compassion: A Guide to the Life of Universal Loving." Tenzin is also a contributor to PBS's new, on-line magazine, "Next Avenue," which will debut…

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