Jill Sobule

 

 

With eight albums and a couple of hit singles to her credit, guitarist/singer “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singers-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny, and more than a little poignant,” wrote the NY Times Jon Pareless.  Her work displays a rare blend of humor and intelligence — love songs with a brain & smarts, topical songs with a heart and a smile — while her command of the stage is second to none.  She has been a politically minded troubadour since the 6th grade, with her very first song “ Richard Nixon is a Bad Man”. Since then, she has appeared on NPR and the Huffington post with her opinions, in song.  She has written the lyrics and music for 3 musicals, including a revival of the Isaac Bashevis Singer play, Yentl. Ever the groundbreaker, Ms. Sobule pioneered the fan-funded model with her 2009 studio album, “California Years,” which was financed entirely via internet donations, and released a year before the launch of Kickstarter. Lastly, after watching the Republican debates this past year, Jill is thinking of rewriting her 1st song to, “Nixon Was Not This Bad”.

 

The song “Under the Bridge” was co-written by Robin Eaton. It originally appeared on the album “A Day at the Pass“, which Jill released with John Doe.