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On a Good Day
     

On a Good Day

by Jude Johnstone
 
Since Jude Johnstone writes and sings her own songs, it would be fairly easy to peg her as a typical singer/songwriter. But her soulful vocals and knack for writing down-to-earth lyrics seems to reach beyond the typical with On a Good Day. Johnstone never really belts out the words like Bonnie Raitt or Tony

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Since Jude Johnstone writes and sings her own songs, it would be fairly easy to peg her as a typical singer/songwriter. But her soulful vocals and knack for writing down-to-earth lyrics seems to reach beyond the typical with On a Good Day. Johnstone never really belts out the words like Bonnie Raitt or Tony Price, but she delivers songs like the title track and "Deep Water" in a slow, Southern groove that recalls both singers. The languid pace allows her to wrap her voice around a song like "Old and Gray," bringing an emotional depth to the tender lyric. The piano-violin-bass-drum arrangements provide spare but resonant backing, allowing Johnstone plenty of cushion to sing against, while a series of backup vocalists add nice touches here and there. All of these elements work together to bring out the best in each song. It also helps that Johnstone's lyrics are never pretentious or overly "deep" and vague. Story songs like "Evelyn" actually tell a story, while the soulful "Hold On" works as a simple ode to the human spirit. While it might have been nice if McDonnell had included more up-tempo songs, On a Good Day is nonetheless a nicely made album, filled with well-sung songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2005
Label:
Bojak Records
UPC:
0662582811322
catalogNumber:
8113
Rank:
200310

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Performance Credits

Jude Johnstone   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Rodney Crowell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jackson Browne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Julie Miller   Vocals,Background Vocals
Charles Duncan   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Penny Whistle,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Mauricio-Fritz Lewak   Drums,Surdo,Djembe
Kevin McCormick   Bass Guitar
Mary Ramsey   Violin,Viola
Marc Macisso   Saxophone
Bob Liepman   Cello
Charles Duncan   Organ,Guitar

Technical Credits

Charles Duncan   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jude Johnstone   Composer,Producer,Graphic Design,Audio Production
Bill Lane   Engineer
Buddy Miller   Engineer
Charles Duncan   Audio Production

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