Photo Lou Jones, Boston, MA
Joan Watson-Jones - Choices
"O's Notes: Joan is a great storyteller and has packed this set with bountiful lyrics detailing personal experiences. She pays homage to her mother on the title track, her father on “My Child‘s Dreams”, and MLK on “Talking With Martin” as she makes a desperate plea to not regress on civil rights. There are the requisite heartaches on “I Ain’t Just A Pretty Face” as music director, arranger Frank Wilkins leads the supporting trio with accents in all the right places."
“With her intensely communicative style of singing, Joan elicits an emotional response with her poignant lyrics and delivery… Joan’s songs are an homage to a life filled with love and hope – and some pertinent messages for us all.”
“The songs are full of meaningful lyrics about items that matter. I look forward to hearing more from this lady…. She can sing - and how”