Jonatha Brooke

Saturday October 9, 2021
$35 public | $30 members

"Jonatha Brooke is possibly one of the most talented songwriters I have ever heard – up there with the “thinking man’s” songwriters, like Dar Williams and Richard Shindell. She a multi-instrumentalist – comfortable on both guitar and piano (and who knows what else – she does an entire song using just an African kalimba, and plays mandolin.) Plus, Brooke has an absolutely beautiful voice – clear and bell-like...but she also is intelligent and humorous – someone you feel you’d want to be friends with." - Port Washington Patch

In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released six more albums. Her 2008 release, The Works, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Recently, she’s co-written songs with Katy Perry and with The Courtyard Hounds. Jonatha has written for three Disney films and several television shows, and has composed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s, Dollhouse.

From 2010 to 2013, Jonatha took a touring hiatus, to write and develop her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, a mother-daughter love story about her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2014, ‘4 Noses played for ten weeks, at The Duke Theater on 42nd Street to rave reviews — “Devastating and gorgeous. A poignantly funny, beautifully created narrative” (New York Times). A ground-swell of social networking and community support followed. The companion recording, of the same name, landed in the top 50 Albums of 2014 by ABC Entertainment.