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Mindy Jostyn: “Prodigal Child”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

October 29 - November 4, 2019

Prodigal Child


The Winds of Change

Performed by Mindy Jostyn
Music by Mindy Jostyn
Lyrics by Jacob Brackman and Mindy Jostyn
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

Listen to the Music!

Mindy Jostyn’s Prodigal Child retells the famous parable through a meditative composition in Mindy’s folk style. The father’s welcoming back of his offspring, even after all the riotous living, is a powerful message of forgiveness. This song is included on the compilation CD The Winds of Change, which is all about the future – and the past. It’s about the many inevitable changes we all go through every day of our lives. Here are 12 songs that each dig down into the illusive concepts of the changing landscapes of our lives and illuminate them to our hearts and minds. This song can also be found on Mindy’s album Coming Home, a truly inspired collection of non-denominational “folk hymns.” Produced and orchestrated by Peter Link, it’s full of musical influences from around the world and features Mindy Jostyn on lead vocals, all of her instruments, and a host of guest artists.

About the Artist

For nearly ten years, Mindy Jostyn 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.

Not only did Mindy Jostyn wow audiences with her soulful voice, distinctive melodies, witty and insightful lyrics, but she brought a unique voice to inspirational and sacred music in the form of gentle folk hymns and truly original songs that speak directly to the hungry heart.

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"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

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2 thoughts on “Mindy Jostyn: “Prodigal Child”

  1. Thanks Mindy again, again!
    Now to find your cd at home, in my car, at the Cs reading room or just buy another one or two or three to give away 🌸🙏. Finally at 5am I made time and figured out how to listen to your wonderful music 🎼 on Watchfire! Thanks to you too!
    Now I need to let my friends know that they can listen to Prodigal Son too by 💕 lovely Mindy!

    1. It is wonderful that Mindy’s music is eternal. It lives on … and on. Mindy also lives on and on in her music. I was producing her last album, Coming Home, around 10 years ago when she passed away. That passing hit me like a ton of bricks because it came as a surprise. But once I got through the absence of this wondrously talented woman, I got to have visits with her whenever i chose to listen to one of her 5 Albums — all of which one can find on I’ll never understand why such a talent would leave or be taken so early in life, but I guess there’s a lot of things about this world that I don’t understand. Suffice it to say that she lives on with us in her music and I’m certainly grateful for that. Janis here talks to her as if she were still here. it’s a lesson to us all, for she is … in her music.

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