Album Review: On a Good Day by Jude Johnstone

Album Name: On a Good Day
Artist: Jude Johnstone
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

This is Jude Johnstone’s follow up to her debut CD, Coming of Age which was reviewed here at Collected Sounds in April of 2002. . Seems at the time she reminded me of Bonnie Raitt. Interesting, I don’t see that at all now. One of us has changed in the last two and a half years!

I will say that this recording is very much less Americana than Coming of Age was. This is more AAA radio friendly.

The title track, “On a Good Day” has a very Shawn Colvin-esque quality to it. Nice song, indeed.

“Hard Lessons” is a great song that makes you want to sing along.

This is a very nice AAA recording for those of us who like the above mentioned artists and their colleagues.

Posted on February 13, 2005

Track Listing
1. On a Good Day
2. 20 Years
3. Hard Lessons
4. Hold On
5. In This House
6. Old and Gray
7. Evelyn
8. Pen and Paper
9. Deep Water
10. Long Way Back
11. The Hereafter

[Jude Johnstone Official Site]

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