Linda M. Smith
Linda M. Smith is a pop folk singer-songwriter who's songs reflect the innermost feelings shared by those searching for more meaning in their life. Linda began performing popular songs by her favorite music icons Carly Simon and Carole King, crafting her own songs by her early twenties. Linda's music is similar to Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading. Her voice is new and all her own. "Linda M. Smith follows the path of such female folk-rockers as Shawn Colvin and Natalie Merchant. Her strong, self-assured vocals and a lyrical style that examines the usual romantic turf without resorting to cliches put her a big step ahead of the usual coffeehouse crooners.... Smith's is a voice well worth hearing." - Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times "Tell Me", with it's message of peace, stands out as the album's best track....A CD that makes a lasting impression....Energy and strong lyrics make the difference." - Illinois Entertainer "She's got a real sweet voice and the songs are good....It definitely fits the kind of music we play." - Chicago's own Lin Brehmer, WXRT Linda is approved by the Illinois Arts Council which provides funding to Illinois schools and nonprofit organizations for the most deserving artists, based on excellence. "Linda M. Smith has a unique voice among songwriters." "Her passion emotes a natural, self-inviting style, direct and intimately familiar." "Linda's audience is compelled to listen intently, being draw in concert with their own thoughts and emotions. . . . . . moved from innermost solitude to alluring rhythmic movement."