WHPK Radio Interview



Please tune in to WHPK radio tomorrow, Saturday July 6th at 1 pm CDT, where I will be joining Mark Coulter on Marcus Burks’ show “Eavesdropping with Urban Aspirations” to talk about my new album and the Chicago CD Release Event at Katerina’s on Saturday, July 20th.



Listen in on WHPK 88.5FM Chicago, or streaming live at WHPK noon to 2 pm CDT. “There’s no telling what you might overhear!”



Chicago CD Release Event



Join me to celebrate the release of Geography, my new album of original songs!



Featuring the Linda Tate Geography Quintet
Linda Tate, Vocals
Bobby Schiff, Piano
Larry Gray, Bass and Cello
Ernie Adams, Drums and Percussion
Jerry DiMuzio, Tenor Sax and Flute



Katerina’s – An Eclectic Club with its Soul in the Arts
1920 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613



Saturday, July 20, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$10 Cover
Reservations recommended



Buy an album and help a child learn to read!



Click Here To Buy An Album



100% of album sales on July 20, 2013 will be donated to Reading In Motion, a stellar Chicago non-profit organization which uses the arts to teach at-risk primary grade students how to read.




Geography CD Release Event at Vicky’s of Santa Fe


Thank you to Lola Rossi-Meza for featuring me in her column in a recent issue of the Coachella Valley Weekly. Thank you also to Dee Jae Cox for her write up in the Desert Entertainer. Read all about it below and come out to my CD Release Party at Vicky’s of Santa Fe tomorrow night! I’ll be performing with a great local band featuring Bill Saitta on bass, David Ring on piano, Andy Fraga on drums and percussion, and Paul Carman on sax and flute.



Linda Tate Coachella Valley Weekly 012413



Linda Tate Desert Entertainer 012413



Geography On The Radio



Thank you to Janis Lane-Ewart, producer of “Collective Eye” on KFAI Radio in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, who featured the songs “Give Me A Kiss” and “Spicy” from my new album, Geography, on her show this past Saturday, January 12.



Thank you to Marcus Burks of WHPK Radio in Chicago for continuous airplay and several interviews supporting the new album on his show “Eavesdropping with Urban Aspirations.” He has featured the songs “Draw Me,” “Tango In Shanghai,” “Bumble Bee,” and “Silent Stars.”



Thank you to David Edward Sims of DePaul University Radio for airplay and an interview supporting the new album on his show “Cabochon Jazz Radio.” He has featured the songs “Come Over,” “Perfect T,” and “Draw Me.”



Celebrating Geography All Year



I am celebrating the release of Geography, my new album of original songs, at several events throughout the year. I began on September 22nd at the Cellar Wine & Martini Bar in Waterloo, Iowa performing with a great trio of jazz musicians led by pianist, Bob Washut with Joel Conrad on bass and Dennis Johnson on drums. Thanks to everyone who came out to the party!



My California CD Release Party will be at Vicky’s of Santa Fe.  I will be accompanied by the Bill Saitta Quartet featuring Bill Saitta on bass, Andy Fraga on drums, David Ring on piano, and Paul Carman on tenor saxophone and flute. Vicky’s is a very fine restaurant and bar with a separate listening room for music. Come on out for a great night of music!



Linda Tate – Geography CD Release Event
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – 7 pm
One show at 7:30 pm
Vicky’s of Santa Fe
45-100 Club Drive
Indian Wells, CA 92210
$10 Cover



I am planning some events for Chicago during the summer and I’ll keep you posted!



The Journey for Peace Continues


Thank you to everyone who joined me at the Online Gathering for Peace. If you are on Facebook, you can see all the wonderful posts of music, art, poetry, quotes, videos, photographs and messages that different people shared.


I believe peace comes to the planet one person at a time, and the journey continues with every one of us who does anything to live and promote peace. I am moved by one man’s effort to promote peace that has expanded in an incredible outpouring of love from many unexpected places. Watch the TED video presentation of Ronny Edry’s simple yet profound contribution by clicking the link below:



Israel and Iran: A love story?



Online Gathering For Peace



Welcome Friends,


Let’s focus our attention on peace and see what we can create.


When each of us decides to create peace in our lives no matter what challenges or circumstances are present, world consciousness will change, and there will be peace on earth.


In spite of the personal and public events that may assault our sensibilities, challenge our beliefs, and make us angry, once a decision to create peace inside is made, all kinds of creative solutions to every challenge we face in our lives and in the world become available.


As the New Year approaches, take a moment to make peace inside you a priority. Use this space or join me at my Online Gathering for Peace on Facebook during the last days of 2012 and on New Year’s Day 2013 to share the ideas and answers that appear as you step back, calm down, and breathe into your own place of peace.


Here’s to peace in this moment for everyone everywhere!




“Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love


“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace





Spread The Love



Hi Friends,


I was blessed with a good education. When I was a child, I was fortunate to have parents who read to me and encouraged me to read. As a musician, I have been an advocate for using the arts to enrich a student’s educational experience and in particular to teach language arts.


In the process, I have followed and supported the development and growth of a stellar Chicago non-profit organization called Reading In Motion. Founded in 1983 by a couple of Chicago musicians who identified a need, they used their creative energies to focus on finding a more effective way to teach at-risk primary grade level children how to read. Their organization has created an innovative curriculum, which uses the arts to teach reading, that has moved it to the forefront of literacy education.


I am proud to support this organization and $5 from the sale of every digital album download and physical CD, beginning with the recent release of my new album last September, will be donated to Reading In Motion.


We can all make a difference, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Let’s join together and support every child’s need to read!


Spread some love, light, and good cheer for the holidays and keep some for yourself!


When you order a physical CD, you also will receive an immediate digital download of the album.


Click on the link below to order your music!




Click on the link below to learn more about the organization!




Best wishes,




Scraps of Paper


I am a paper pack rat. There… I’ve come clean. Is there a 12-Step Group for those of us who save every small scrap of paper just in case we might need it someday? At some point each year I get fed up and say, “Enough!” I reached that point yesterday and so I’m spending the weekend de-cluttering my office of all the extra stuff I’ve collected over the past year.


I’m taking a moment to reflect on how busy I’ve been and stepping back to observe how far I’ve come since the beginning of the year when I was only part-way done with my new album and initiating my Kickstarter Campaign. The quotes below were on scraps of paper that I found while cleaning. I wonder what other goodies are going to show up today?


Be with what is and appreciate each experience for the lessons it brings:

“There once was a man who chased rainbows, reached for the clouds, and tried to catch the wind. It is far better to find the rainbow within yourself – and as for the clouds, let them be, for they are only ours for a moment – and we can never catch the wind.” – Anonymous


A wise Navajo saying:

“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.”



Final Kickstarter Update


With a hint of bittersweet and also a bit of relief at having completed the first phase of my Geography album journey, I posted my final Kickstarter Update. I will be continuing to update everyone on my progress through this blog and also through a new monthly newsletter I am setting up. Thank you again to all my Kickstarter dream team members who helped keep me on task and are making the journey such a pleasure as I move ahead.



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