Seattle singer-songwriter Linda Waterfall will be at Phinney Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, for an album-release celebration.
Seattle singer-songwriter Linda Waterfall continues to grow and grow, not only as a stunningly precise guitar player, but as a sophisticated composer who often reaches levels of lyrical depth and harmonic purpose comparable to Joni Mitchell.
Her jazzy, immaculately self-produced new album, “Hometown Girl,” emits light and energy at supernova strength, illuminating her passions — all things homegrown (“Hometown Girl”), following your heart (“Play Now”), great writers (“Song For Jane,” for Jane Austen; “Jim’s Song,” for Mark Twain) — as well as her fears — (the touching and hilarious “I Don’t Want to Get Dressed”). Her guitar work on John Lennon’s “Come Together” is extraordinary.
Waterfall will be joined by several of the superb side players on the album — Arni Adler, Kat Bula, Alicia Healey, Nancy Katz, Robin McGillveray, Greg Pecknold and Sam Veatch — at an album-release celebration presented by the Seattle Folklore Society at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Phinney Concert Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $8-$18 (206-528-8546 or seafolklore.org).