Jill Paquette

Jill Paquette

by Jill Paquette


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Jill Paquette

Take the sweet vocal stylings of Alison Krauss, add the songwriting prowess of Sarah Groves, and one understands why Jill Paquette's hotly anticipated debut was the talk of the contemporary Christian scene for months before its release. Confirming the buzz is this collection of 11 insightful songs, wrapped in easy-to-wear melodies and ornamented with sterling musicianship, all written and performed by Paquette (on guitar as well as vocals). Her greatest talent lies in conveying complex emotions with neat hooks, without sounding trite or over-earnest. Lyrically, these songs take the personal approach, addressing the various struggles and joys of the Christian walk. Eschewing pat phrases and glossy platitudes, Paquette prefers a mature, honest approach. "I can't pretend that life is fair everyday or faith comes easy," she sings on "Not the Only One," and it's indicative of the tone throughout. Musically, she's beautifully fluent in a broad range of acoustic styles. There's organic folk ("Katie Lynn" and the lovely instrumental "There to Here"), light rock ("Lift My Eyes," "Forget"), and adult contemporary ("So Close," "Broken"), making this a surprisingly rich collection. Alongside fellow Canadians like Bruce Cockburn and Relient K's Matt Thiessen, Paquette is a shining example of the great Christian songcraft coming from the Great White North.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2003
Label: Reunion
UPC: 0602341003124
catalogNumber: 10031

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jill Paquette   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Phil Madeira   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,chamberlain,fender rhodes,Lap Steel Guitar
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Steve Hindalong   Percussion
Dennis Holt   Drums
Gordon Kennedy   Electric Guitar
Kris Wilkinson   Viola
Steve Thompson   Keyboards
Matt Brouwer   Background Vocals
Eric Boseman   Percussion
Matthew Christopher Davidson   Keyboards
Mike Hiltz   wah wah guitar,Mando-Guitar
Johnny 5   Drums
Craig Learmont   Organ
Eldon Winter   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Matt Pierson   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Phil Madeira   Producer,Engineer
J.B.   Engineer
David Bach   Executive Producer
Wendy Wills   Composer
Dean Diehl   Executive Producer
Tim Parker   Cover Design
Jill Paquette   Composer
Steve Rendall   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Matthew Christopher Davidson   Arranger,Programming
Craig Learmont   Computer Editing
Stephen J. Randall   Producer
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Eldon Winter   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Eldon Winter   Engineer

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