We’ve been given the honour of premiering to the public a new cover from emerging 20 year old Narberth, talent Jodie Marie.It’s her delicate respectful version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’ and you can stream it below!
Jodie Marie just got off a support tour with Will Young and released her debut single ‘ON THE ROAD’ (Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/JM ) earlier in November. She heads off on dates with Ed Harcourt in December(see below for those).
Raised in Narberth, Wales – isolated and disinterested in the pop charts – Jodie Marie was brought up on a diet of blues and Bonnie Raitt, leading her to a soulful and genuine sound which, whilst bringing to mind the work of the greats such as Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley and Carole King, hordes an original style and the emotional depth of her writing belies her mere 20 years of age.
Jodie was discovered by Transgressive Management (the team behind Johnny Flynn, Foals and The Noisettes) when Toby L’s father was staying in a B&B during a trip to his hometown in Wales. Overhead speaking of his son’s involvement in the music industry over breakfast, he was instructed
by the landlady to check out the local plumber’s daughter’s music, and found a spell-binding voice which he couldn’t ignore.
Signed to Decca to re-launch the classic Verve record label, Jodie Marie follows a strong lineage of artists – from Nina Simone and Billie Holliday to the Velvet Underground – and is set to transcend trends and convention with her debut album (produced by Bernard Butler and Ed Harcourt) that is due out in March 2012.
You can see Jodie Marie live at the following dates…
Supporting Ed Harcourt
15 Manchester, Matts and Phreds
16 London, Bush Hall