Adam's Call: Linda Eder at Feinstein's/54 Below: Smile
On Wednesday, May 9 2018 I was taken back into the world of Linda Eder when she performed to the sold-out crowd at Feinstein's/54 Below! It has been five years since I saw Linda perform on stage in Provincetown and four years since our last interview! That is way too long to go between Linda interactions! But let me say, the wait was well worth it! From the moment Linda took the stage to the time I walked through my apartment door, I had a smile across my face.
There is NO ONE like Linda Eder! She truly has the voice of an angel! I am over the moon that I got to sit and listen to Linda sing for over an hour as well as tell some great stories about her life and career. When Linda sings there is a unified hush that comes over the room because she is so engaging. She hits EVERY note with purpose. She belts the roof off of buildings. She sings to the heavens. Whether it's a stadium or a more intimate venue like Feinstein's/54 Below, Linda holds your attention!
Wednesday night was no exception. Linda set was a terrific line-up of fan favorites and new music. Linda's getting ready to release her new album If You See Me, an album of Broadway standards. She performed a few selections from this upcoming album including some of my favorite musical theatre numbers such as "Before The Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!, "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables, "Losing My Mind" from Follies plus the American Standard "Smile" (written by Charlie Chaplin, John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons). When Linda sang "Bring Him Home," I literally had chills down my back. It was such a powerful rendition. I can't wait to get this CD.
While these songs have been performed by many different singers, Linda really makes them her own. If I didn't know, I would think they were written just for her.
The first part of the concert was magnificent! The second half was practically every fan favorite from "Someone Like You" to "Vienna" to "Bring On The Men" to "The Man of La Mancha." If you thought the cheers and applause were a lot before these songs, well, the audience went out of their minds over these iconic hits.
Linda has continued to maintain her powerful vocals. She is a master class in singing. It's evident how much time and energy goes into these shows and songs. The decisions Linda makes with every note and lyric are crystal clear. Her intention is seen in every moment.
Linda Eder at Feinstein's/54 Below is such a special evening! It's one I will remember for the rest of my life. Her remaining dates are: May 11, 12, 14. July 26, 27, 28. September 12, 13, 14. Click here for tickets!
Feinstein's/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue.