For more than two decades Jonatha Brooke has created shining musical gems – brilliant combinations of poetic lyrics, complex harmonies and memorable melodies – that have earned her legions of devoted fans and journalistic raves as a highly respected artist.
With eleven solo releases (and two from her duo The Story) to her credit, Brooke stands as one of the most enduring and respected songwriters to emerge from the 90’s. After getting her start in Boston with the beloved folk duo The Story (with Jennifer Kimball), Jonatha struck out on her own, gaining a devoted following and releasing several acclaimed records on her own label Bad Dog Records.
Recent endeavors include writing and performing the one-woman musical My Mother Has 4 Noses, which ran in New York City at The Duke on 42nd Street. Another notable project was 2008’s The Works, a collection of songs written after being invited into Woody Guthrie’s archives by his daughter. Jonatha combed through previously unseen lyrics of Woody’s, edited, pared, and set them to her own new music, creating a stunning collection of songs. She’s also written for three Disney films, various television shows, and composed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Currently Jonatha, who now lives in Minneapolis, is touring off her recently released EP Imposter.