Since the release of her last record The Adventures of Jodelle, Jodelle has been busy touring the world performing her own music and backing other artists as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Her travels have taken her to many television and radio stations, prestigious venues and festivals all across North America and Europe. She even performed at a women's prison and played for a NAKED audience yes, you read that right definitely a couple experiences for the bucket list.
This time of travel and collaboration led to period of personal and artistic growth that has left her happier than ever. Putting the past behind her and celebrating life one step at a time has taken Jodelle's sound to a brighter, poppier, richer place A transformation that pop-rock fans will truly appreciate. The story of her new EP, Better Than OK, unfolds with powerful and layered vocals, daring trumpets, beautiful string arrangements, and the lush, driving piano for which Jodelle is known.
On Better Than OK, Jodelle moves fearlessly from belting Theres no way in hell Im gonna bend on Queen of Crazy to revealing I took a risk, you crossed the line, you broke my heart one too many times on the title track. Jodelle's lyrics are full of life and easy to connect to. They come across simpler, more vulnerable than on her previous works: Ive learned to be ok with the way I write. These lyrics are things Id say in conversation, she says.
Thats good news for us. Conversational lyrics plus catchy melodies equal an album of songs you'll find yourself singing along to. Inspired by life, love, satisfaction and bravery, these songs will leave you feeling Better Than OK.
Better Than OK was produced by Chris Badami at Portrait Recording Studios in New Jersey.
- The Songwriters Hall of Fame has selected "All Save One" for their 2007 Best of the New Writers Showcase Compilation CD (http://songhall.org/index.php/writers_cd/volume_5)
-Keyboard Magazine names Jodelle "Unsigned Artist of the Month" in the June 2006 issue. Keyboard Magazine has a readership which extends beyond the USA to over 70 countries. Read the story here: http://www.jodelle.net/images/keyboardmag062006.pdf
-Jodelle was named a "Top 12 DIY Artist" in Performing Songwriter Magazine's December 2005 issue.
Read it here: http://www.jodelle.net/images/ps_dec2005.pdf
-The songs "Shrinking Violet" and "Rabbit Cage," both received an honorable mention in the 13th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest.
The Adventures of Jodelle, CD 2004
Find Me If You Can, EP 2002
JODELLE'S SONGS HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON THESE COMPILATIONS:
The Best of the Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcase Compilation CD, 2007
Hyperactive Music Festival Compilation CD, 2007
Indie Music For Life Compilation CD, 2007
Multiple Sclerosis Music Fest Compilation CD, 2006
Sonicbids/NEMO Music Fest Compilation CD 2005
GoGirlsMusicFest Compilation CD, 2005
Black Potatoe Festival Compilation CD, 2005
OasisCD.com Alternative Sampler Volume V 2005
Songs for the Cause Compilation CD, 2004
Dewey Beach Fest Compilation CD, 2003
JODELLE HAS PERFORMED AT THE FOLLOWING FESTIVALS
SXSW, CMJ, NEMO, NACA National Showcase, Hyperactive Festival, Dewey Beach Music Conference, MidPoint, Millennium, NACA National, Black Potato Festival, Clinton Art and Music Festival, New York Songwriter's Circle, Wave Gathering, MEANY and more.
JODELLE HAS PERFORMED AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), The Great Auditorium, Outpost in the Burbs, The Cutting Room, The Living Room, CBGBs (RIP), Maxwell's, Luna Stage, Postcrypt, The Saint, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, The Grape Street Pub, World Cafe Live and more.
JODELLE HAS OPENED OR SHARED THE STAGE WITH
Ben Taylor, Ray Charles, Ferron, Catie Curtis, Jen Chapin, and Kathy Griffin.
JODELLE HAS BEEN SEEN AND HEARD ON
Poughkeepsie Live (Time Warner TV), One on One (Comcast TV), numerous radio interviews and performances.
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