Jodie Marie covers Joan Baez
aaamusic | On 30, Jul 2011
In a landscape of vacuous pop, Jodie Marie is that rarest of things: a refreshingly pure talent with a collection of deeply personal songs that manage to genuinely affect the listener.
Her voice is that of a classic artist and her unique tone and phrasing is impossible to compare. Whilst the quality and substance of the songs bring to mind greats such as Carole King and Joni Mitchell, her style is truly original within this classic framework of writing. And the emotional depth of her writing belies her mere 19 years of age.
Raised in Narberth in Wales, isolated and disinterested in the pop charts which she is destined to top, Jodie Marie was brought up on a diet of blues and Bonnie Raitt, leading her to a soulful and genuine signature sound.
Discovered by Transgressive Management (the team behind Johnny Flynn, Foals and The Noisettes) when Toby L’s father was on a trip back to his hometown of Wales and loudly talking about his son’s involvement in the music industry was instructed by the landlady to check out the local plumber’s daughter’s music.