When Linda Eder takes the stage, a hush comes over the audience as they eagerly await to first note to radiate out of Linda's angelic voice. Tonight, at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC, was no exception. Linda Eder is once again bringing her latest show, "Songbirds," to one of the few cabaret rooms left in the city. Singing selections from Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Adele, Dolly Parton, Judy Garland, and many others, Linda is dedicating the evening to the female singers who inspired her.
From the opening number, "At Last" to closing the night out just like Dolly with "I Will Always Love You," Linda sparkles for the full hour plus show! When Linda Eder sings, there is not one disturbance in the audience because people give her respect she deserves because that is what she gives back to the audience. In between songs, Linda gets personal with the audience, telling funny and heartfelt stories about the songs she is performing.
Linda Eder knows how to control her voice perfectly, from a quiet whisper to her signature belt, Linda is one of those rare singers who always hits all the right notes. No genre is off-limits for Linda and I love that this show consisted of multiple genres from country to jazz to showtunes to pop. I think it's also great that Linda pays tribute to singers both past and present. I give her much credit for tackling Adele's "Someone Like You" and "Rolling In the Deep," for which she triumphed on because Linda has the vocal power to match Adele's. The audience agreed as big cheers and applause came directly after Linda finsihed the songs. I was so happy that Linda included some of the songs that she's known for including "Someone Like You" and "Man of La Mancha." Her version of "I Will Always Love You," blew the audience away. If Dolly's looking for someone new to record "I Will Always Love You," Linda is the woman for the job!
What makes Linda's shows so great, besides her voice, is her humbleness and honesty in the way she performs the songs she sings and in the way she interacts with the audience. Linda is a talent to be reconed with! She is a success because of her dedication to her craft!
If you are looking to be dazzled and delighted, then I highly suggest going to see Linda Eder's "Songbirds" at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). "Songbirds" plays through March 17. Click here for tickets!