Tonight at The Roxy! Jonatha Brooke with Maia Sharp!
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Jonatha Brooke has been issuing albums that merge folk and pop since the early ’90s, first as a member of a duo called the Story and now as a solo artist.
Being the child of country songwriter Randy Sharp (he’s written hits for Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, and others) and growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the ’70s had to have given Maia Sharp a leg up on her way to a musical career. That was the era of Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and Rickie Lee Jones and music was in the Southern California air. By age 12, Sharp was noodling around on the piano, saxophone, oboe, and guitar. Fast forward to her early twenties, and she could be found on-stage at one of L.A.’s many acoustic venues performing her own jazz/folk songs to an engaged throng of fans. When not on-stage, Sharp could surely be found collaborating with artists such as Carole King, Jules Shear, Lisa Loeb, and Jonatha Brooke.
Check out Jonatha’s video for “Better After All” below, and don’t miss her performing it live tonight!