Jude Johnstone -

Jude Johnstone - "Living Room" Album Release Show in the Lounge - 9/22/19

Sunday, September 22 2019 5:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Start


General Admission
Sun Sep 22 2019

Jude Johnstone - "Living Room" Album Release Show in the Lounge - 9/22/19

at City Winery The Lounge at City Winery



General Admission





Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, Jude Johnstone began writing songs at about age 8.  At 18, she was "discovered" by Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist, Clarence Clemons.  After spending some time in New York and New Jersey under his wing, in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, where her songs quickly became sought after by other artists. She has been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Mary Black, Jennifer Warnes, Trisha Yearwood and more, including a #1 song for Yearwood's debut album called "The Woman Before Me." Her songs then appeared on 8 other Yearwood cds. She also penned the title track to Johnny Cash's 1997 Grammy winning album "Unchained." Jude has opened shows for Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, and Chris Hillman to name a few, and toured Europe under her own name numerous times. She will be returning to Northern Ireland and London to celebrate the release of "Living Room" in November.

Jude Johnstone has gone a step further toward intimacy on her latest album for BoJak Records. She and engineer/producer Michael Hanson recorded the album with no isolation, no frills, in her house in East Nashville, Tennessee. The result is a spare and achingly honest set of ten songs aptly titled "Living Room."

"If Jude Johnstone is not yet a musical household name, she sure as hell should be."  

  • Henry Carrigan, No Depression

"Jude's fertility, in regards to songwriting, is truly awe inspiring." 

 - Bonnie Raitt 

"Turning emotional pain into art is a tricky business. Sometimes I wonder if the end result is worth it.

Jude Johnstone makes a good case that it is."

  • Rodney Crowell

"There are certain artists whose songs go so deep it’s like they’re heart surgeons...Jude Johnstone has been able to do all that, and more, for so many years, it’s almost like she has a patent on it."

  • Bill Bentley - The Morton Report