Album Review of
A Woman's Work
Jude Johnstone

Written by Duane Verh
December 18, 2016 - 12:00am EST
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Jude Johnstone’s ability to fashion the stuff of life-seasoned, grown up emotions into handsomely crafted, lyrically attractive song fare is as remarkable as it is reliable.  The widely covered singer/songwriter (Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Johnny Cash, Bette Midler) delivers these skills by way of vocals equal part warm heart and incandescent soul.  Strong tracks are everywhere, including “Never Leave Amsterdam”, “Turn Me Into Water” and “Little Boy Blue”.  The wry, sly “People Holding Hands” should make Randy Newman grin.  One of the year’s best.