Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, September 4 – 10, 2017
Performed by Mindy Jostyn
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
A much-loved and highly regarded singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mindy Jostyn passed on in March 2005. For nearly ten years, she toured throughout the eastern United States wowing audiences with her soulful voice, distinctive melodies, witty and insightful lyrics, and her command of a host of different instruments including guitar, violin, harmonica, accordion, and piano. She headlined at legendary folk clubs such as the Bitter End in New York City, Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and the Ironhorse in North Hampton, MA, and she performed at the Falcon Ridge, Winnipeg, and Long Island folk festivals.
Jostyn’s co-lyricist on all of her CDs is her husband Jacob Brackman whose prior musical collaborators include James Taylor, Dr. John, Steve Winwood, Jerry Ragavoy, and Carly Simon, with whom he wrote many songs including “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be” and “I Haven’t Got Time for the Pain.”
“Mindy Jostyn is among the most exciting songwriters to emerge in some time; her ballads reveal a poet’s aim for life’s revealing little moments. Everything is delivered with sparkling musicality and an emotional voice.” – The Boston Globe
“A few days ago my sister gave me three of Mindy’s albums to listen to. I listened to each one, then listened again. I have never heard anyone who comes close to delivering such heart felt messages with so much grace and beauty. Her music just radiates in your soul.” – Peter Kemmsies
“Mindy Jostyn was a mother, a wife, a musician, a masterful musician, a daughter, a sister and a sideman sister extraordinaire. Mindy had your back. Her voice was one which, well, we could say: An Angel wanted a voice and Mindy Jostyn appeared. Her tenderness on the piano, the sighing of her violin, how she could rock the entire block with her fiddle, and look out for her on the harmonica, boys. Whoa! Just ask Arlen Roth and any audience that got the chance to hear the two of them pitch into the battle of jazz when we’d perform songs like “Satellite Sky” and “Flying in The Face of Mr. Blue”. Mindy was a master at everything she played. Her squeeze box was the breath of every song she played on it. Her persona on stage was a ray of light, sometimes weeping and sometimes stamping it’s feet… God Love you Mindy. I am grateful for your embodiment of joy.” – Kate Taylor