Sunday, December 28, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Johnstone is a unique singer, able to deftly deliver vocals serenely, never resorting to gimmicks. Her timbre is warm and sugary, evoking substance in a contemporary singing style that is a blend of Bonnie Raitt and Rebecca Martin (of now defunct duo Once Blue). It's both soothing and seductive.
Mr. Sun is more than spare or varied Americana. Johnstone uses, or rather, re-tools jazz and blues with a modern lilt – whether its airy, uplifting songs or those with a country stride to them ('So Bad'). The album hits a lot of high marks, from the atmospheric 'Winding Back My Heart' to the soulful, piano-laced, 'Echoes of Blue'.
Johnstone is the type of singer that gets better with time, a voice refined with experience, and she finds a comfortable position when chewing up the jazzier material. Those songs are simply elegant. But there are times when Mr. Sun eclipses sheer musicality, capturing the sound and feeling of being in love and falling out of it.
Brian Tucker, Bootleg Magazine
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Visit the concert dates page or scroll down this page to see a listing of Jude's future shows with Bonnie.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Jude's song, "The Hereafter," from her cd, On A Good Day, was recently featured on Lifetime Channel's top-rated show, "Army Wives." "In This House," from the same cd, and "Wounded Heart" and "The Nightingale," from Coming of Age, have also been featured on the show. Re-runs of the series can be seen on Mondays at 8:00 and Saturdays at 11:00PM.
Download the tracks by clicking the iTunes links below or, better yet, visit the discography page to buy the full cds.
In This House
Emmylou Harris has recorded Jude's song, "Hold On," for her new album, All I Intended to Be. Visit Emmylou's web site for more information on the release. Visit the Songwriting Credits page to order the cd.
Listen to Emmylou's version of the song by visiting the Barnes & Noble web site (the link is under the "Special Features" section towards the bottom of the page.)
Read an interview with Emmylou Harris where she talks about Jude's song
Jude will be opening for Bonnie Raitt on October 3, 2008 at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, CA. Visit their web site for more information.
Jude will also be opening for Bonnie on October 5, 2008 at The Beach Bowl at the Avila Beach Resort. Tickets are available at all VALLITIX locations. Click HERE for more information.