Joanne Juskus is an accomplished pianist, vocalist and songwriter whose debut release reveals a rare maturity. Ms. Juskus's clear, unique voice radiates with the purity of Annie Haslam (Renaissance), the innocence of early Joni Mitchell, the tonalities of Kate Bush and the Celtic nuance of Sandy Denny. Already a staple of many Internet listeners, Joanne is enjoying wide critical acclaim, as well as a growing international audience. She was recently chosen as a 'Best Unsigned Artist' by Amtrak's Arrive magazine. Chosen as a 'Top 10 Favorite' by The Washington Post, Ms. Juskus has won numerous nominations and accolades, such as Silver Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, 8 Wammie nominations from the Washington Area Music Association, including Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist and Group. REVIEWS OF JOANNE JUSKUS' NEW DEBUT CD: 'File under heavenly voices. These are haunting songs full of mystery and meaning - songs with brilliant melancholic melodies - songs that demand repeat listens. - Albert Garzon, Comâ€¢4 Distribution, former producer of 10,000 Maniacs and Natalie Merchant 'Joanne Juskus's vocal range and lyrical integrity caught my interest within ten seconds of listening to the first song. She explores new ground while paving the way with enough consistency that the listener never loses touch with the music. This music makes listening an active, rather than a passive, experience.' - Melissa Federoff, Earburn Radio, Bloomington, Indiana 'Hauntingly beautiful.' - MP3.com 'A notable singer/songwriter with an extremely bright future. Soaring and sensual vocals and extremely well-produced progressive arrangements.' - Russ Elliott, Musical Discoveries '...Joanne's vocals are indescribably good. I've tried, but I just can't capture her elusive voice in words.' - Matt Fisher, Acoustic World 'What a refreshing release! Every once in a while, music, relishing in originality and spirit is sent our way. Joanne's debut album is just that. Her songwriting grabbed me instantly, and from the opening tune to the last, I felt myself on a rollercoaster ride to a land I am constantly searching for. You will find a piece of that paradise in Joanne Juskus.' - Jeff Thornton, The Songwriter's Voice, KZNM-FM, Minnesota 'Enigmatc music, a strong musician with great influences and great delivery.' - Kimberly Chapron, Women In Production.com 'This CD will appeal to fans of Joni Mitchell or Sarah MacLachlan...Juskus is an accomplished singer with a clear and lovely voice. A well-written, beautifully produced and very impressive debut.' - Jon Sobel, The Global Muse 'Joanne Juskus has a 'heavenly' voice: a captivating mix of the soul-piercing delivery of Fiona Apple and the quiet mystery of Natalie Merchant. This record from Juskus has the right voice and the right production.' -- Mish Mash Music.
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