Those who write songs strive to touch the listener. The best do it with both subtlety and power. Judi’s album Shut Up and Be Nice is her first offering and it explores a range of thought provoking ideas from the witty to the poignant. The melodies are at times warm and comfortable, at times challenging and unpredictable. Her voice is individual and lovely. But what makes this album special is the poetry. In her ballad ‘Love Caught Her’ the line “only the hallway heard her cry” distills the sense of a woman’s desperate isolation to its very essence. In this song she takes on the difficult subject of domestic violence, but manages to do it with insight and grace. In her less solemn pieces the poetry is no less interesting. The melodies will resonate the first time that you hear them, and you will find yourself singing them the second. She will make you smile, sometimes laugh, and sometimes cry. This is a collection for those who want to feel life when they listen to their music.
Canadian born, Judi Jaeger lives in the Bay Area in California. The title song ‘Shut Up and Be Nice’ was selected as the top country song by the Independent Singer Songwriters Association song contest in 2010. She has been featured on Rockin Moms Radio and Woman of Substance Radio. She performs with the band Acoustic Therapy.