Friday, May 29, 2009

Tour announced with Jude Johnstone & Lucky 13.

Music & Lyrics Tour; How Facebook brought together award winning west coast songwriter Jude Johnstone and east coast acoustic trio Lucky 13.

New York, NY-June 1, 2009----Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Jude Johnstone’s last appearance in the New York area was her national television debut on CBS’s “The Saturday Early Show” in March 2006. Johnstone returns to the area for the Music & Lyrics Tour with her first area appearance on July 12 at Towne Crier, Pawling, New York. Johnstone will share the bill on all her shows with the exceptionally talented trio Lucky 13.

While you may not know the name Jude Johnstone, chances are you’ve already heard her songs. A stellar list of artists have covered

Johnstone’s songs including Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris. Johnstone’s songs have been used in television shows “Army Wives,” “Lie To Me,” and in Showtime’s new series “Nurse Jackie.” Johnstone has received rave reviews for her reflective, intelligent songwriting delivered in her passionate, soulful voice.

“Jude is one of the most soulful, deep singer-songwriters I know.” Bonnie Raitt

“Songs rarely sound so potent as when they are delivered by the songwriter who penned them…Johnstone breathes life into her own songs with her intimate vocal style and finely crafted compositions.” Billboard Magazine

Perhaps it was fate that prompted Johnstone to randomly contact east coast singer/songwriter and Lucky 13 band member Marci Geller on the popular social network Facebook. The two formed an instant friendship and through Facebook messaging and emails, they started toying with the idea of a tour.

“I was completely taken aback when I saw that Jude had “friended” me on FB (Facebook), exclaims Geller. I had been a fan of hers for years and hearing from her was extremely validating. Geller who is one of the founding members of the acoustic trio Lucky 13, which includes Cathy Kreger and Susan Devita, is also co-owner of Sonic Underground, a NY based independent label.

Their chemistry is really kind of magical,” -John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

“It’s about leaving an audience with something they remember, something that changes them,” says Johnstone. The Music & Lyrics tour featuring Jude Johnstone and Lucky 13 will wind up and down the Northeast offering audiences a rare chance to catch Johnstone doing exactly that.
Sunday, July 12, 2009 7:30pm, Jude Johnstone in concert with opening acoustic trio Lucky 13 at Towne Crier. The Towne Crier is located at 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 845-855-1300. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm. For more information: or

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