Linda’s fans were very grateful for the mostly mild months of January and February. Only those planning on attending her show at the Mitchell Hall Theatre in Edmund, Oklahoma on January 17, 2016 were disappointed when Linda’s trip fell victim to the huge blizzard of 2016. Linda was stranded far away North Salem, New York and wasn’t able to make the trip. The positive aspect of this big disappointment is that these fans have all this extra time to enjoy the anticipation of the rescheduled show on May 14th. Sometimes anticipation is half the fun!

Linda’s appearances in Skokie, Illinois, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts on February 12, 2016 and in Boston, Massachusetts, at Scullers Jazz Club on February 19-20, 2016 were fortunately not affected by any wintry weather.

Several fans have shared their personal reflections about these shows below.

Mark Laportine from Illinois writes…

Linda Eder “live” in concert is almost beyond description. You have to actually be present in the audience to experience the true miracle that is Linda Eder. Words just don’t do justice to the depth of her talent and persona. You get to hear the magnificence of her voice and the beautiful nature of her soul that you can’t completely get while listening to a recording. Not to knock Linda’s incredible collection of recordings in any way… I have them all and love them all.

I loved the set Linda chose for this particular show. “Through The Eyes Of Love” brought me back to her Star Search days when I first heard her lustrous voice. I was hooked after the first time I heard Linda on Star Search and hooked on this evening from the first notes of the show in Skokie, IL. “Blue Skies” was so upbeat and brought a big smile to my face because Linda seemed to really be having fun on stage.

I am a Jazz lover and Linda proved how adept she is at tackling Jazz when she sang “Stormy Weather” and her different version of “On The Street Where You Live.” Of course “Someone Like You” from Jekyll & Hyde is always special, and I thoroughly enjoyed “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” from Evita. Linda introduced the audience to a few songs from her latest CD, Retro, and they were lovely.

I was totally surprised and blown away when Linda sang her very long medley of favorites that she had recorded for her LindaLive CD. She was afraid she wouldn’t be able to pull it off, but of course she did it in grand style.

There are other highlights from this evening but the ones I wrote about were my favorites. Thank you, Linda!

Fan Ashley DeSilva and Linda

Ashley DeSilva from Massachusetts writes…

My name is Ashley DeSilva and I am 16 years old. I have been a member of OnStage Theatre in Abington, Massachusetts for six years. My voice teacher introduced me to one of Linda Eder's songs two years ago for a National Competition in Orlando, Florida. The song was “If I Had My Way,” written by Frank Wildhorn for Linda in memory of 911. I loved the song immediately. From then on, I have been a huge Linda fan.

Last Easter, my aunt gave me tickets to see Linda at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, Massachusetts. I actually cried when I opened the tickets. It was a nice small theater in the round and we had great seats to see just how beautiful Linda is in person.

I loved how Linda talked to the audience about her son, her life experiences and about her childhood living in a small town. I'm from a small town and it gives me hope to one day possibly be as successful as she is. I told my voice teacher that I was going to the show and she bought tickets too. We met after the show and we were both so excited to talk about which songs we liked best and which song of Linda's I wanted to start working on. I loved “The Mad Hatter” and hope to sing it at a competition next year. 

For Christmas this year, my aunt gave me Linda's new CD “Retro” and tickets to see her in February at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. We went on Saturday, February 20th, and I loved that this venue was even smaller. It was like Linda was singing for a group of her family and friends and I was in the group of her friends.  That's really how she makes you feel. She sang one beautiful song after another. I was so caught up in the richness of her voice and all the different tones she has. I looked around the room and everyone there was mesmerized by her voice. What a gift Linda has! I think I was the youngest person there and I didn't want the night to end. 

As the show ended, I went to where she said she was going to do her meet and greet. She was so warm and friendly and when I told her that I would be writing an article for her online newsletter, she actually remembered my name and thanked me for writing for The Voice. 

If you have a chance to see Linda Eder in person, GO! You will not be disappointed.
She truly appreciates her audience as much as we appreciate her.