LInda Marks is an emotional alchemist with a gift for capturing the heart of the matter. With 13 studio albums and a 14th in the works, the genre-bending Boston singer-songwriter is as prolific as she is mindful, using her music to touch upon the current events and issues shaping our reality. She’s known across Boston for her performances at intimate listening rooms, including Scullers Jazz Club, Club Passim, The Burren, Club Cafe and City Winery, but Marks’ reach extends to national and global fans who know her from the pandemic-inspired weekly livestream Songs From the Heart, Meditations For the Heart, which she launched in March of 2020. Marks’ music has been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and on NPR. Her critically acclaimed Home album charted at #18 on the Folk Chart (Folk Alliance International) and was nominated in the first round of the 2023 Grammy Awards in the “Best Folk Album” category. Her new album Everyday Legends charted in the top 20 for 18 weeks on the Roots Music Reports Alternative Folk charts and is nominated in the first round of the 2024 Grammy Awards in the “Best Folk Album” category. Her song “I Can Only Imagine” won “Best Song—World Music” in the World Songwriting Awards 2022. Linda was a finalist in 4 categories of the 2023 ISSA Awards (including Best Female Vocalist USA, Best Album (Everyday Legends) and Best Female Emerging Artist USA) and won 2023 Best ISSA Representative USA. Marks has written songs for numerous non-profit organizations and community causes including Upstage Lung Cancer, Buddy Dog Humane Society, the Cotta Blue Project, Light Up the Love, which yielded Cynus Radio’s #1 song for the summer of 2020 on the Independent Share charts, and most recently Casa Myrna and RESPOND. A lifelong social entrepreneur, Linda has founded community organizations bringing people together for mutual support and to make a difference, including artist-alliance group #WIMG Women In Music Gathering and ISSA Boston. She has served as a Voting Member of the Recording Academy since 2022.