Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm - Midwest Record
As always, Jungr doesn't give you what you expect. Varying from her format of single songwriter tribute sets, this time out she's giving her all to ‘songs of hope for troubled times' serving up a set card that doesn't have a single bridge over troubled water in the lot. Although there are other players on board, this is mostly a face off between her and Laurence Hobgood where he gets to turn up the drama in ways he never could backing up Kurt Elling. Jungr will always be an art chick to the core and that's what gives her the oomph to align Rodgers & Hammerstein with Joni Mitchell with David Bowie. Another winning set for the cabaret crew on Mars.