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Rj Cowdery / Press

“Rj Cowdery IN THIS LIGHT Blue Rock Artists Magnificently mellifluous from the outset... Drawing on decades of knowledge, like a magnet Cowdery’s words and melodies attracted accolades and songwriting awards from Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (2007), the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Song Contest (2008) and Wildflower! Music & Arts Festival Singer/Songwriter Contest (2011). Her third recording, IN THIS LIGHT, was recorded in ‘paradise’ aka Wimberley’s Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio and produced by facility co-owner Billy Crockett. Chris Maresh (acoustic, electric bass) and Rick Richards (percussion) furnish the backbone on most of the album’s eleven selections, and Rj’s voice and acoustic guitar are also supported by hallmark contributions from Crockett (piano, pump organ, mandolin), Cindy Cashdollar (weisenborn, dobro, lap steel, national steel, resonator guitar), Dirjie Smith (cello), Pierce Pettis (harmonica) and Jonathan Byrd (vocals).”

Arthur Wood - Maverick Magazine-UK

“Plucky guitar notes and a powerhouse voice usher ‘In This Light’ onto the stage. Rj Cowdery starts with a confession. “found myself at a wishing well, threw in some wishes and I ran like hell”. As the title track plays out, her early-on disclosure rides alongside clear vocals to make her words believable. Rj Cowdery writes from, about and to the heart. Her songs run through a universal bloodline, that common thread making it nearly impossible to not feel as much as hear RJ’s music. Her voice has control of the song, whether the backing is country folk/rock (“Heartburn”), mountain jams (“Whiskey”), lonely motel room blues (“Snow”) or diary page folk (“I’ll Keep Trying”). Rj Cowdery is a singer/songwriter with the ability to work her way into your mind, setting up residence over the course of a single song. -Danny McCloskey, Alternate Root”

Danny McCloskey - Alternate Root
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