Featured Artist: Linda Purl, Star of Broadway, Film & Television (Desperate Housewives, The Office, Matlock, Happy Days)
Born: Greenwich, CT
Resides in: California
Favorite Food: Kale and chocolate. Not together.
Favorite Book: Cold Mountain
Favorite Song: “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”
Relationship Status/Children: Long term committment as partner and parent

What did you listen to as a teenager?

Beatles, Broadway and Brazilian Jazz

What do you listen to now?

Jazz, Broadway, Great American Songbook… when my son isn’t listening to rap!

Who influenced your music?

My parents loved having music on in the house. They were the ones.

When did you know you wanted to be a musician?

It was just always a part of my life…either hearing it, singing in the car with my parents, seeing a musical or concert. I’m fortunate to never have been without its influence, joy and harmony.

What was your best moment on stage?

Hoping it’s yet to come. In general though, it’s when you feel you’ve managed to get yourself out of the way and the muses are working through you.

You have worked with an amazing array of co-stars including Sir Laurence Olivier, Pierce Brosnan, Robby Benson, William Shatner and, of course, Andy Griffith, Henry Winkler and Steve Carell. Is it possible to pick a “favorite?”

Hmmm…no. What a delicious list though. Thank you for reminding me!!!

Is it still fun when people recognize you as Fonzie’s girlfriend from Happy Days?

You bet. I’m always flattered and delighted to be reminded of what really were Happy Days.

Where can we see you perform?

At the Willows Theatre on Saturday, November 5 at 8pm in a gala benefit for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Right here in Contra Costa and Solano counties, one in six families struggle with hunger. I’m honored to lend my voice to helping those in need.

How can we get tickets for the benefit?

You can call 925.798.1300 or go online www.willowstheatre.org.

 

Listening

Ongoing Live Music

The Rellik Tavern
therelliktavern.com 707.746.1137
Live music Friday & Saturday nights

Upstairs at the CafeĢ
firststreetcafe.com 707.745.1400
Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights
Jazz Sunday afternoon

Union Hotel
unionhotelbenicia.com 707.746.7847
Live jazz band every Thursday 6-9 pm

Benicia Farmers Market
beniciamainstreet.org 707.745.9791
Live music every Thursday

Gracie Barbeque, Vallejo
graciesq.com 707.552.2254
Blues Friday nights 6:30-9pm

Kinders
kindersbbq.com/Benicia_CA.html 707.745.4453
Live music Thursday
Benicia Farmer’s Market 6-9pm

Favela’s Fusion, Fairfield
favelasfusion.com 707.421.8484
Live Mariachi music, first Friday
of the month

Sticky Rice Chinese Bistro & Bar, Fairfield
stickyricebistro.com 707.863.7500
Live Music every Saturday from 6:30-9:30pm

Winterhawk Winery
Suisun Valley, winterhawkwinery.com 707.428.6977
Live music, dancing and wine tasting every
Saturday from 2-5pm

Special Events

Lang Lang
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
Wednesday, November 2, 8pm
calperfs.berkeley.edu

Rickie Lee Jones
Napa Valley Opera House, Napa
Thursday, November 3, 8pm
nvoh.org

Chamber Music Sundays
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
Sunday, November 6, 3pm
chambermusicsundaes.org

Wally Schnalle Sextet
Live CD Recording, Yoshi’s, Oakland
Monday, November 7, 8pm
yoshis.com/oakland

Wynonna
Lincoln Theatre, Yountville
Tuesday, November 8, 8pm
lincolntheater.com

Hot Buttered Rum
Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Thursday, November 10, 8:30pm
mystictheatre.com

San Francisco
Scottish Fiddlers

Community Congregational
Church, Benicia
Saturday, November 12, 7pm
cccucc.org

Pamela Rose &
The Wild Women of Song
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday, November 12, 8pm
sfjazz.org

Mitch Woods International
Boogie Blowout
142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Saturday, November 12, 8pm
142throckmortontheatre.com

Montrose
Firehouse Arts, Pleasanton
Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday,
Nov.18, 8pm firehousearts.org

Weather Wayne
Armando’s, Martinez
Friday, November 18, 8pm
armandosmartinez.com

A Tribute to the Music of
Simon and Garfunkel
El Campanil Theatre, Antioch
Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
www.elcampaniltheatre.com

Terry Bradford
Silo’s, Napa
Saturday, November 19, 8pm
silosnapa.com

Big Brother and the
Holding Company
George’s, San Rafael
Saturday, November 26, 9pm
georgesnightclub.com

Irish Christmas in America
Freight and Salvage, Berkeley
Sunday, November 27, 8pm
thefreight.org

Keb’ Mo’ Home
for the Holidays
Uptown Theatre, Napa
Wednesday, November 30, 8pm
uptowntheatrenapa.com