There is music that comforts us in the cuddle of the known and the established… and there is music that keeps us at the edge of our seats, ready to take off at each release. Jo Bywater’s music belongs to the latter. Release after release, live or studio-recorded, this musician allows the listener to wallow in the incredible world that her unique blend of acoustic “Folk/Blues/Americana” offers. The requirements of a thirsty and creative mind transcends subsistence and Jo Bywater’s music contributes to quenching this “wave of primal hunger”. It takes integrity and openness to new musical adventures, within “creative reason”, to be such a singer-songwriter… and it is these assets that constantly kindle the eagerness to hear another one of this musician’s records. With a mind mixing creativity and philosophy in a match made in music heaven, Bywater plucks and strums and drums on her guitar and, introducing her distinctive vocals and subtly sharp lyricism, takes us along on an exceptional and varied troubadour’s journey across being human.
first published 10 Feb 2014 on worldsingersongwriters.com