Album Review: The Road to Turnerville by Jennifer J. Holt

Album Name: The Road to Turnerville
Artist: Jennifer J. Holt
Year/Label: 2004 / Tunerville Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Turnerville (according to Holt’s website and liner notes) is an actually place where she lived as a child. Her family owned this very cool sounding business that included a diner and a ballroom (which was torn down many years ago). I want to go back in time and visit there. But in the meantime I’ll be happy listening to track three, Prairie Moon Ballroom as well as the rest of the recording.

There is a little of an feel to a few of the songs, but I’d say that for the most part it’s pretty folky. Jennifer’s voice is crystal clear and strong.

The songs are well written and comfy, she and the other players on the CD are very skilled and it really shows. There’s not a bad note on here.

Stand out songs: “Fireside” (gorgeous intro), “That’s How the Story Goes”

Posted on July 18, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Central Park
2. Fireside
3. Prairie Moon Ballroom
4. Almost There
5. Ward 37
6. Mississippi River
7. That’s How the Story Goes
8. Emerald City
9. All Night Long

[Jennifer J. Holt Official Site]


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: My favorite song is “Emerald City” – I’m sure she wrote it about me!! MOM 10/13/04
name: Judy Holt on Thursday, October 14, 2004

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I’m in love. Jennifer is a blast to work with and continues to glow with talent.
name: Scott Jarrett on Friday, July 30, 2004

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