Stephen Holden Profiles Judith Owen

The NYTimes profiles a singer I’ve never heard of before: ”

Ten years ago Judith Owen seemed on the verge of becoming the next in a singer-songwriter lineage that runs from Joni Mitchell through Annie Lennox. Ms. Owen, who is 42 and of Welsh ancestry, had just completed her major-label debut for Java Records, a Capitol subsidiary run by Glen Ballard, the songwriting producer of Alanis Morissette’s 1995 blockbuster, “Jagged Little Pill.” The machinery was in gear for a major promotional campaign.”

One Response to Stephen Holden Profiles Judith Owen

  1. Marianne says:

    I discovered Judith Owen last year and I admit…I had to find out who the wife of Harry Shearer was! I’m enjoying her album “Here” – she has a very distinctive sound…yes, a bit like Annie Lennox. The songs on this particular album remind me a bit of Janis Ian – confessional and moving – the sound of a woman who has lived.

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