When we think of "folk music", our minds wander to the past, to the vivid stories about the real characters that our favorite folk songs are about, and to those phenomenal artists who made those stories come alive! We think of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Woody & Arlo Guthrie and Neil Young.
When we think of singer-songwriters, we reflect on the poetic and heart-felt style of writers like James Taylor, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Seals & Crofts, Jim Croce and the emotional wellspring of their songs.
And when we our thoughts go to contemporary performer-songwriters, our favorite ballad and blues artistes materialize; favorites like Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Bonnie Raitt and Taylor Swift.
When the musical experience demands all-of-the above, one songwriter-performer leaps to mind:
Leading her listeners along an enthralling path, PJ Brunson effortlessly bridges the eras of our favorite music, and melds them together with a flavor that's seasoned, yet fresh.
PJ's original compositions evoke the vibrant imagery that her lyrics contain. From her intense and poignant ballads like, "Cold Tennessee Rain", to her lighthearted numbers like, "Maryann", it's PJ Brunson's wide-ranging, expansive style that keeps her fans coming back for more.
With her expressive alto voice, likened to that of Joan Baez, her fluid finger-picking style that is reminiscent of James Taylor or Paul Simon, and her easy, fun stage presence, PJ takes her place at the top of the list of live performers. Adding her charming piano pieces, PJ's captivating show attracts audiences of all age groups and all genres.
PJ has been nominated for Folk Album of the Year at the IMEA Awards.
With PJ Brunson's music, there's something for everybody!