Linda Waterfall

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Linda Waterfall
Born1950
Illinois, U.S.
Died (aged 69)
Washington, U.S.
GenresFolk
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, bass
Years active1971–2019
Associated actsSkyboys
Websitewww.lindawaterfall.com

Linda Waterfall was an American folk musician and singer-songwriter. She recorded from 1977 to 2015 when she released her 14th album, Hometown Girl (Franklin Point Music).

Career[edit]

Waterfall grew up in northern Illinois and began studying piano at the age of eight. Her parents (both musicians) discouraged her from a musical career.[1] She graduated from Stanford University in 1971 with a degree in visual art.[1]

Despite her parents' advice, she began a career in music. She moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1975 and toured nationally since 1983. [2]

In the 1960s, she spent several years as a student of Baba Hari Dass and also studied Transcendental Meditation. She is a breast cancer survivor.[3] She died in Seattle after a long illness.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Mary's Garden (1977, Windham Hill)
  • My Heart Sings (1979, Trout)
  • Bananaland (1981, Trout)
  • Everything Looks Different with Scott Nygaard (1983, Trout)
  • Body English (1987, Flying Fish)
  • A Little Bit at a Time (1991, Flying Fish)
  • Flying Time (1994, Trout)
  • In the Presence of the Light (1998, Trout/Liquid City)
  • That Art Thou: Songs from the Vedas (2002, Trout)
  • Place of Refuge (2006, Trout)
  • Songs From the Dao de Jing (2007, Trout)
  • Welcome to the Dark (2009)
  • Hometown Girl (2015, Franklin Point)

Other Appearances

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Linda Waterfall | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. ^ Bush, James (1999). Encyclopedia of Northwest Music: From Classical Recordings to Classic Rock Performances, Your Guide to the Best of the Region. Seattle, Wash: Sasquatch Books. pp. 269–271. ISBN 1-57061-141-6.
  3. ^ de Barros, Paul (2002-05-31). "Waterfall glides from folk to spiritual in 'That Art Thou'". Seattle Times.
  4. ^ "Linda Waterfall Obituary". Seattle Times. Retrieved January 17, 2019.

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