Linda D. Harris hails from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. A military brat, Linda lived in many places. She attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a BS in Business Administration in 1978. She is the owner of Carson Properties. Linda is the mother of one daughter, a son, and a granddaughter. Although, Linda said, “Music is my life!” she did not know that until 2016, at 61, when her husband left after decades of marriage, the kids grew up and all at once, she was alone. “So, what do you do. You sing for God’s sakes. You sing loud and strong. Reinvent yourself and live like you’ve never lived before,” Linda declared. In July 2016, she took a jazz performance workshop and after eight weekly sessions, performed on stage in front of hundreds, and received rave reviews. From there, she traveled abroad in Goteborg, Paris, Dubrovnik. Linda won third prize in a Dave Koz contest. Stateside, she performed in New Orleans, in Washington D.C. at Bethesda Jazz and Blues, Twins, JoJo, Alice Cultural and Jazz Society, Henley Park Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Carlyle Club, Blue Sunday and Robert Harper Books and Music. Linda released her first CD Shaking of the Dust (2017) with her original title tune. “It is the anthem of my unintended reinvention,” she said. Now, she is working on a release of original tunes in November 2018. In collaboration with Felipe Paccagnella, they have composed six tunes. A real estate management and investments expert for 30 years, Linda enjoys the flexibility of a career that sustains her while nurturing a career that soothes her soul!
Linda D. Harris resides in Mitchellville, Maryland.