Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jonatha Brooke: "Careful What You Wish For"


Who knew Jonatha Brooke had a new album out earlier this year (April's Careful What You Wish For)? For all of the albums she's put out, she still manages to fly well under the radar. In fact, this is actually album numba four (not including two live discs). This might not have interested me, had I not fallen in love with Back in the Circus when I was younger and more impressionable, but you can't deny that the lady writes great songs. She keeps on doing what she does best here -- introspective and comforting folk songs that delves occasionally into electronica. And I feel for the woman -- twenty years in the business (including her releases with the Story), and she still has to listen to Nick Lachey cover one of her songs on his last (hopefully, seriously, LAST) album. I feel your pain, girl. I dug that one up, because my curiosity got the best of me. 'Cause my ears have a strange masochistic streak, I guess. I won't inflict it on you, though.

TOUR DATES:
09/07 -- U of Hartford, Music for Change Benefit (Hartford, CT)
09/20 -- Stars (Vordingborg)
09/21 -- Tobakken (Esbjerg)
09/22 -- Stoeberihallen (Hilleroed)
09/25 -- Rosenbaek Huset (Odense)
09/26 -- Vega (Copenhagen)
09/27 -- Godset (Kolding)
09/28 -- Train (Arhus)
09/29 -- Reeperbahn Festival - Angie’s Nightclub (Hamburg)
10/13 -- The Stables (Milton Keynes)
10/14 -- National Center for Early Music (York)
10/17 -- St Georges Bristol (Bristol)
10/27 -- Varsity Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
11/04 -- Lyric Theatre (Stuart, FL)
11/05 -- Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (Tampa, FL)
11/10 -- Sellersville Theater 1894 (Sellersville, PA)
11/14 -- Ram's Head (Annapolis, MD)
11/15 -- Barns at Wolftrap (Vienna, VA)
11/16 -- Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY)
11/17 -- Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry, NH)
11/18 -- Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield, ME)

LISTEN:
"Careful What You Wish For" [MP3]

ON THE WEB:
Jonatha Brooke's website
Jonatha Brooke's MySpace

3 comments:

Nilina said...

I just FINALLY bought Plumb this Saturday.
Ten Cent Wings will always be my fave song of hers.

mjrc said...

thanks for the link! i love jonatha brooke, too, from way back when she was in the story. : )

Sofiblu said...

wow, I haven't heard about Jonatha in awhile! Thanks for the update! My favorite is "Better After All" :)