Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jude Sings On New Bob & Wendy CD

Jude sings back-up vocals on Bob & Wendy's new cd, The Ghost of Guadalupe. Check out the Discography page for more information on how to get the cd.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A New Mr. Sun Review From Bootleg Magazine

If anything, Jude Johnstone sure keeps good company. Her material has been covered in the past by the likes of Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood and Stevie Nicks, to name a few. Johnstone's fourth album, Mr. Sun, is a fine example of why her songs garner attention by her peers. Mr. Sun is a collection of jazz laced ballads, bluesy slow dance numbers and occasional earthy pop songs ('Mr. Sun').
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

Latest Review of Jude's New CD

Click on the image to read a new review of Jude's latest cd.

Jude Nominated for an Independent Music Award

Jude' song, "In This House," from her On A Good Day cd, has been nominated for an Independent Music Award in the "Film, TV, Multimedia Soundtrack" category. Please go to the IMA site and vote for Jude's song.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Find Other Web Sites With Jude Info

Look for more information on Jude by using the new Search Me search engine. It's a fun way to find web sites that feature information on Jude.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Jude Knocks 'em Dead at Bonnie Raitt Show

Jude opened for Bonnie Raitt at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California on September 3rd. Jude joined Bonnie on stage for an excellent rendition of "Angel From Montgomery." Visit the photos page on this web site to view photos from the show and the soundcheck.

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 Music on Army Wives TV Show

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.

The Hereafter
Jude Johnstone - On a Good Day - The Hereafter

In This House
Jude Johnstone - On a Good Day - In This House

Wounded Heart
Jude Johnstone - Coming of Age - Wounded Heart

The Nightingale
Jude Johnstone - Coming of Age - The Nightingale

Emmylou Harris Records Jude's Song

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 Opening for Bonnie Raitt in October

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.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Burton Entertainment Web Site

Visit Jude's Manager's new web site,, to contact him or Jude. The site also has more information on Jude's career and some great "vintage" photos.

Article on CMT's Web Site

Read a new article about Jude on CMT's web wite.