LINDA WOODSON is a US singer songwriter with a penchant for soulful, lounge jazz. She’s been making music since 2006 and she’s just released her fourth album, ‘Come A Little Closer’. The paucity of her releases is probably down to the fact that Ms Woodson also has another ”career”; she’s a fully qualified dermatologist!

The new 8 tracker is named for Linda’s version of the Broadway show tune and easy to hear why its name’s out there. It’s a big production (gorgeous strings) and showcases the purity of the singer’s voice. The album’s other covers are the Latino ‘La Costa’ (an Aziza Miller song best known in its Natalie Cole version) and  ‘Stolen Moments’ (a jazz standard written by Oliver Nelson, to which Linda has added lyrics).

The remaining five songs are Woodson originals which she says: “reflect the diversity in my music and through  this journey I was able to weave the many facets of my life.” Amongst the highlights are ‘FJH’(Faith, Hope, Joy’) – a sweet and precise item; the busy, bustling ‘I’m In’ and ‘All Roads Lead To Nashville’ which, you won’t be surprised to learn,  has a country flavour.

LINDA WOODSON: ‘Come A Little Closer’ is out now via Vegas Records