What can you say about singer/songwriter Janey Todd to do justice to her craftsmanship as a musician? A brilliant lyricist who writes what she lives and sees things with humor, sarcasm, biting force, and penetrating nuance, Todd gets to the heart of any topic she explores with unyielding conviction and intricate and unpredictable force. She is unassuming in style, almost to the point of going silent at times. Yet in that calm, is the strength of her message and voice; a voice that can be playful,imaginative and complex. Todd's songs take no prisoners. She refuses to apologize for revealing the shortcomings of what she chooses to measure, including herself at times. In that, comes the greatest beauty of her work; uncompromising integrity. She appears to love being a musician, if being one can be on terms that are a comfortable fit. She has a kindness and peacefulness to her presence that is readily apparent when she performs. Friendly and a good soul, Janey Todd simply asks that you listen and enjoy as she plays. If you do, it will become obvious that she has much to teach you. 'Rusty Water' is a mesmerizing blend of hauntingly beautiful folk rock tunes that showcase Todd's witty and often acerbic lyrics. The end result is a piece of art reminiscent of the best work by Michelle Shocked in the late 1980s. -Upstage Magazine 'Janey Todd steps forward like a fresh, cold glass of musical water thrown into the face of self-absorbed pop confusion. She takes sweet chances in an otherwise safe genre bringing the listener way into the song with a top-notch band and a velvet smooth voice that leaves you waiting for the encore. The vibe is analog, warm and the feel is so completely organic, it reminds me of the stellar recordings of the seventies.'- Aquarian Weekly.
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