US - California - Full Moon 136 - 10/26/07
Jude Johnstone has had her songs covered by people like Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and Johnny Cash. She delivers equally solid fare on her own and sounds jazzier than she has before. Her music is soft yet full of emotion and the musicians play at the top of their game.
"Best Friend" is something Norah Jones might have sung and is just as good. "Never Been The Same" is as cool as a cat and evokes images of late night streets covered in rain. David Piltch's standup bass sounds just perfect here. "Good Guy" echoes Laura Nyro's soulful approach and lovely piano playing. Throughout the grit and sass of Johnstone's voice impresses and her songwriting is amazing. This is a fabulous record.
Copyright © 2007 Anna Maria Stjärnell