Justin Jude | Truce

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Truce

by Justin Jude

High plains preacher of dustbowl pop.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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2. Cemetery Song
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3. Folded Wings
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4. This Ring
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5. Aching Days
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6. Half a Mile
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7. Complain Lane
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Named One of Portland's Best Artists 2009
- KINK-FM's Plug in Portland CD compilation

Named Oregon's Best Singer/Songwriter 2007
at the Bite of Oregon

Named Finalist, Songwriter of the Year 2007
by Portland Songwriters Association

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STORY

Justin Jude wants to wake you up.

This high plains preacher brings deliverance in the form of music rough to the touch and sweet on the tongue. Descended from preachers himself and born with a gift for the salty sermon, this multiple-award-winning songwriter pens songs of love lost, home found, and broken spirits mended.

His music is "eclecticana" -- Americana flavored with roots rock, folk, blues, gospel, cabaret and faded old hymns. He's been accused of being able to do anything. This unique style makes Jude a true original.

Sounds like? Ryan Adams gets religion. Wilco wades in the water. Counting Crows count their blessings.

And this sermonizer can sing. Jude’s live show is a rafter-raising, soul-saving circus of soaring vocals and inspiring songs. His holy rollin’ band, The Open Road, at times swelling to 10 mighty musicians, leaves audiences exhausted and exalted. His incredible range and passionate voice invite comparisons to Martin Sexton and Marc Broussard.

Jude has performed with national acts like Lisa Loeb, Erin McKeown and Lucy Kaplansky, as well as West Coast favorites Stephanie Schneiderman, The Dimes, Scott Fisher and Chris Robley. He’s played all over the country, been featured on national television, FM radio, internet radio and several compilations, including KINK-FM’s Plug in Portland Vol. 2 (2009).

Jude tours regularly through the Northwest and West Coast.

Email Justin at justin@justinjude.com.

www.justinjude.com
www.myspace.com/justinjude

-------------------------------------------PRAISE for TRUCE:
"A stellar album . . . simply fantastic." - Beth Clyman, KINK-FM, Portland, OR

"Achingly beautiful" - HStyle Magazine

"'This Ring' is the family trauma song of the year." - Chris Robley

PRAISE for JUSTIN:
"A modern-day troubadour writing achingly beautiful tales about getting out, looking back, broken dreams and dead ends. It's soul-searching folk and rock set on a lonesome highway in a western landscape . . . you gotta hear this." - Music City Unsigned

“We love using Justin Jude’s music in our television series. His songs of self-discovery are a perfect fit for our show’s roadtrip spirit. One thing for sure about Justin – his road is wide open and he’s going places.“ – Kelli Taylor, National Events Director, PBS’s Roadtrip Nation

“Jude’s no professorial folkie, and he rocks pretty hard even when he’s being introspective. That may be one of the reasons he was named Oregon’s Best Singer-Songwriter in 2007 at the Bite of Oregon festival in Portland .., His latest critically acclaimed album, "Truce," is a lyrical attempt to make peace with the past.” – Rob Cullivan, Gresham Outlook

“Terrific music for the road . . . I love the music, production, everything. Justin Jude rocks.” - Rick Recht, award-winning songwriter

"Vibrant." - The Oregonian

"The future is rose-colored for Justin Jude." - Rootstime

"Walks the walk of a bona fide talent." - Dave Lowensohn, Speechwriters LLC

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DISCOGRAPHY
"Truce" (2007) - featured on:
KINK Local Music Spotlight, 11/15/07 (101.9 FM, Portland, OR)
mvyradio Local MusiCafe at http://www.mvyradio.com/local_musicafe
(WMVY-FM, Martha's Vineyard, MA)

"It's Love It's Love It's Love"(2005) - featured on :
Northwest Radio - www.nw-radio.com
Misty Mountain Jam - www.myspace.com/soulshinews
WECS 90.1 FM, Eastern Connecticut St University - www.myspace.com/901wecs

"PDXmas, Vol. 1" (2007) - compilation benefiting Toys for Tots
www.pdxmas.org

"CDBaby Top Sellers 2006" compilation (2006)

"Bridges CD" compilation (2007) - a benefit album for Pacific Oncology

"OasisCD" compilation (2005)


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Jennifer Lorentz

wow
Justin spins his magic once again. I bought tons to give for the holidays and can't wait til they hear it. His talent is unbridled. Thanks for the gift!

Jason Barrel

Buy this now!
Truce is immensely enjoyable and demands many repeat listenings to appreciate all the musical nooks and crannies. Justin's sophomore album benefits from polished, professional production; Truce confidently shows off his talent for crafting catchy songs that have meaning and soul. I plan to buy this album as gifts for my friends and family. Bravo!

Amber


Justin's heart and soul are really in this album. I feel it when I listen to it and it's both soothing and inspiring! Good job Justin!

Alana

Yes
Achingly beautiful....
Just a wondrous C.D.
Love it!

Aunt Kathy

truce
Justin, WOW! Love Ya! Aunt Kathy

Jonathan Liu

Even better
"Truce" is a fantastic sophomore release from Justin--the songs on this album are a great mix of folk-inspired rock (or maybe rock-inspired folk), and it's even better than his first, "It's Love It's Love It's Love." That said, if you haven't heard his first album, you should pick that up too, and listen to it several hundred times like we did. Seriously. He's that good.