Tear-downs, older homes being replaced by newer ones, are an epidemic in many of our cities
and towns. Mom and pop businesses are being displaced as Main Streets join this epidemic:
much-loved local digs are being replaced with multi-story, multi-use commercial buildings.
Tear-downs impact the color and spirit of the neighborhoods, not always for the better. The new,
pricey replacements displace and encumber long-term residents as they age, and change the
face of who can afford to move into the neighborhood. Lifelong singer-songwriter and arranger
Linda Marks has been deeply impacted as her Newtonville and Waltham neighborhoods have
become tear-down projects. On November 12, Marks will release her newest single, “Enough,”
which was inspired by the tear-down epidemic. Its opening lines read:
“Well, they’re tearing down the 1950s house I used to live in
And building two big houses on the lot
And the old town’s square’s transforming and the buildings are five stories
I guess commercial development is hot”
The song looks at the value and importance of a humble, simple life, and the inner peace and
satisfaction that come from “enough” in an era “where bigger is better, and small is tall, and
medium is grande!”
Selected by Artists For the Environment as Lead Artist for “her Eco-Conscious Original Music Submission” of “Enough,” Marks will release the single following the debut of her Moments album on September 27 at historic Club Passim in Harvard Square.
ABOUT LINDA MARKS
Linda Marks integrates elements of jazz with contemporary folk, sharing poignant original songs
and fresh arrangements of favorite covers, in an intimate, heart-to-heart style. Over the past
handful of years, Marks has played a wide variety of venues, from Scullers Jazz Club to
Amazing Things Arts Center to Ryles to the Boston Public Library to the Newton Festival of the
Arts. She has been featured on the National Public Radio show “All Things Considered” and theBoston Globe.
Over the past four years, Marks has released five albums:
Heart to Heart (2015), Coming Full Circle (2016), Say Yes to Love (2017), Singer-Songwriter (2017) and Moments (2018),
with a sixth album, In Grace, due out in 2019, all done in collaboration with award-winning sound engineer, pianist, and composer Doug Hammer.
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