Joanne O’Brien brings pop generations seamlessly together with songs by Natalie Merchant, Cheryl Wheeler and Julie Gold to Lennon/McCartney, Donna Summer and Alan Menken.
— Irv Lichtman, Billboard Magazine 3/18/00
“On her first solo album for the label, Joanne O’Brien has a thorough understanding of contemporary, at times countryish ballads that generally fall on this side of show music. The set’s oldest tunes include a lovely pairing of Lennon and McCartney’s “Golden Slumbers” and an old Tin Pan Alley standby “Dream A Little Dream,” and a sweetly gentle “That’s All.”Randy Edelman’s “You,” Julie Gold’s “Southbound Train,” and Jeffrey Harris and Judy Baron’s “Something I Thought I’d Never Do” are other touching treats. O’Brien has a strong cabaret voice that seamlessly brings pop generations together.”
Audiences have long enjoyed a wide range of musical stylings from Joanne O’Brien. With a degree in opera from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia she appears regularly in concert singing pop and classical from Los Angeles to New…