1949 ~ 2019
Linda Waterfall - luminous composer of songs and music, singer, poet, pianist, guitarist, and artist- died in Seattle on January 8, 2019, following a long illness.
Linda grew up in a musical family. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. in visual art and began a musical career based in Seattle. Between 1977 and 2019, she produced thirteen albums of her original music, performed locally and nationally, taught, and produced albums for other musicians.
The distinctive beauty of her music came from Linda's personal genius combined with influences from classical, folk, jazz, rock and world music. She was repeatedly named Seattle's top singer-songwriter. Her 2015 album, Hometown Girl, was chosen by Seattle Times music critic Paul de Barros as one of his ten favorite albums of the year. In 2016, readers of Seattle Magazine voted Linda one of Seattle's 20 most-talented people.
Other colorful threads wove through Linda's life. She maintained a daily spiritual practice, loved the natural world, and shared with her husband Bob Searle a deep affection. At their small, handbuilt, river-side cabin near Forks, they forged many of their fondest memories.
Survivors include her sister Susan Waterfall, brother-in-law Allan Pollack, nephew Julian Pollack, and a wide community of students, fellow musicians and friends.
There will be a celebration of her life in March; details to follow at www.Lindawaterfall.com