Album Review: Under the Ash Tree Jenny Goodspeed

Album Name: Under the Ash Tree
Artist: Jenny Goodspeed
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I first heard Jenny when she played my house. Weird I know, but she was opening for Beth Amsel. We had a great time while they were here, eating, telling off-color jokes and laughing and it’s always great to discover a new artist.

My first impression was that her voice reminded me of early Dar Williams. She has that deep alto voice that has a teensy but of a trill to it…some times more apparent than at others. Mostly when she hits the higher notes.

I guess her style is mainly folk, but she throws a little Americana in there as well. S-Curve Roads is very nearly country.

The Good Daughter is very catchy and has a great banjo part. I can easily imagine this one on the radio.

Compass is another one I like. It’s got some great guitar finger picking.

I know Jenny was out of the biz for a while, but I’m glad she’s back. This is a good record.

Posted on November 15, 2007

Track Listing
Listen to track samples while you read
1 Under the Ash Tree
2 Compass
3 The Arrangement
4 More Than Friends
5 Mainesong
6 The Good Daughter
7 With June Comes the Memory
8 Jonah
9 Every Third Day
10 Ease Into This Love
11 Broken
12 S-Curve Roads

[Jenny Goodspeed Official Site]


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