Jonatha Brooke sings at The Kate Thursday
Jonatha Brooke is like a music machine where the on/off switch broke and tunes just keep pouring out. That wouldn't work so well with Bret Michaels but, with Brooke, it's a treasure trove that keeps on giving.
The Fountain of Brooke has produced over a dozen albums, soundtrack tunes for film and television, a collaboration with Katy Perry, even a project where she wrote and arranged music and melodies for a batch of unpublished/unheard Woody Guthrie lyrics.
Earlier this spring, Brooke released a new five-song EP called "Imposter," and it's just effortlessly great. She has a versatile, confident, almost sassy delivery, and her instinct for a carnival-ride verse/chorus structure is top-notch. Each song on this release is a gem — part Broadway confessional, part Squeeze, and part wink-wink chamber pop — and if the song "Twilight" doesn't chop your heart into confetti, there's something wrong with you.
See Brooke tonight when she sings at The Kate.
Jonatha Brooke, 7:30 tonight, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook; $35; (860) 510-0453.
Stories that may interest you
"Borderline" is the first production of the 2019 season at the O'Neill's National Music Theater Conference
Despite an uneasy first meetiing, Aryanna Garber and Benjamin Velez became trusted friends and collaborators on the musical "Borderline" — which deals with a misunderstood mental health issue. The production is being workshopped at the O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater...
Tony Bennett sounds ageless. Concertgoers and critics walk away from his performances raving about the crooner sounding better than ever.
Music Review: Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge moves on with a new band and a set of strong songs on his eighth album, "Passages"
Music Review: Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen shines on solo debut album