Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, Jude Johnstone began writing songs at about age 8. At 18, she was "discovered" by Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist, Clarence Clemons.
She has been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Mary Black, Jennifer Warnes, Stephen Bishop, Trisha Yearwood and more, including a #1 song for Yearwood's debut album called "The Woman Before Me" which earned her a BMI award. She also penned the title track to Johnny Cash's 1997 Grammy winning album "Unchained."
The live stage is where Jude comes into her own. Seated at her piano, she delivers those songs, the stories behind them, and more, wrapped in her gentle nature, wry humour and quick wit.
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Ulster University Music Department is putting on two months of musical mastery at Magee campus
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