Jude Johnstone | Coming of Age

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Coming of Age

by Jude Johnstone

A rich and diversified collection of songs with reflective lyrical content and haunting melodies. Impressive background vocal contributions from Jackson Browne, Valerie Carter, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes and Trisha Yearwood.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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1. Cry Wolf
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4:16 album only
2. Coming of Age
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5:05 album only
3. Wounded Heart
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5:00 album only
4. Not Long For This World
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3:17 album only
5. Hearts in Armor
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5:07 album only
6. Doesn't Anybody Know But Me
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2:59 album only
7. Unchained
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4:10 album only
8. The Nightingale
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4:17 album only
9. The Water's Edge
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4:24 album only
10. Let's Leave It Open
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3:49 album only
11. When Someone Speaks Your Name
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3:37 album only
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Album Notes
The piano in the parlor of her parents' house in coastal Maine was hers as soon as she could reach its keys. On its bench, alongside her church-soprano mother, she learned the magic of harmony. In that same room, her older brothers' records played-Stones, Creedence, Beatles-and in the evenings, her schoolteacher father's collection of Glenn Miller and Sarah Vaughn.It was, Jude Johnstone recalls, "...all the education I thought I'd ever need."

An acclaimed songwriter, Johnstone has an impressive list of artists who have covered her songs: Stevie Nicks (Cry Wolf), Bette Midler(The Girl in Onto You, Trisha Yearwood(The Nightingale, Hearts in Armor), and Johnny Cash (including the title cut of the latter's Grammy-winning album "Unchained", Jennifer Warnes, Bonnie Raitt(Wounded Heart) and Emmylou Harris(Hold On). Her debut CD "Coming of Age" sees contributions by several of these artists, including Yearwood, Warnes, and Raitt, as well as old friends Jackson Browne and "the legendary" Valerie Carter, and the invaluable assistance of Yearwood's producer, Garth Fundis.

CD includes the songs "Wounded Heart," and "The Nightingale," both featured in Lifetime Television's hit series "Army Wives."


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Tom White

from the first song on I was hooked
Just got both Jude Johnstone cds. Seeing that Garth Fundis produced her first cd, told me I would really like Jude.From the first song on I was hooked! This cd remided me of the 60's, when more new & great music was being made. I only wish there was a radio station that could play Jude for all to hear.

pete fowler

an unexpected find and a real gem
great songs, well sung.JJ has a lovely voice, well adapted to her songs and deserves to be far more well known.Glad I found her!

Vicki Lefler

My husband and I enjoyed your CD. Do you have anymore out that we could purchase
My husband and I loved your CD. I really liked Wounded Heart.

Bonnie Raitt

I love Jude's writing and "Wounded Heart" is one of the most exquisite songs I've ever heard."

Music Connection Magazine

Coming of Age, Jude Johnstone's BoJak Records debut, is a welcome reminder that lyrics and music can still open windows to a songwriter's soul.

Billboard Magazine

Finely crafted compositions
Songs rarely sound so potent as when they are delivered by the songwriter who penned them. Jude Johnstone breathes life into her own compositions with her debut disc, Coming of Age. The BoJak Records collection showcases Johnstone's intimate vocal style and finely crafted compositions.

Performing Songwriter Magazine

Coming of Age is a triumphant, emotional effort that melds bluesy, Americana rock with lush, smart production and intense honesty. The songs are delivered in Johnstone's distinct, beautiful voice.

My new favorite
Heard wounded heart on Army Wives so I searched for the CD, listened to it thinking how familiar it sounded then researched further to see why it sounds so similar to Trisha Yearwood. So glad I purchased this one, it has quickly become my favorite cd.


Those days of a decade ago are still present in my mind when I was given the chance to overhear Jude record this album while I worked nearby. Her music is truly ever-lasting and I am always taken back when listening. Thank you Jude for speaking those inner words for us to cherish.

Music Today

Over the years, we've been quietly following Jude's career as a songwriter through the myriad of "A-List" talent who have recorded her rich lyrics and unique melodies. Finally, one of the most creative songwriters of our day has laid it on the line in her solo debut...Thank goodness. It's sensational!
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