Mindy Jostyn

Five Miles from Hope

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This is the debut CD from Mindy Jostyn who has spent many years as a backup singer for the likes of Carly Simon and others. There is a soul/jazz tinge to this singer/songwriter's folk-rock disc. The album is produced with a crisp stadium folk sound which suits Jostyn's high energy level. The songs are musings on where love and life lead her, as evidenced on the title cut. She is an expressive singer whose tracks are complemented by guest appearances by Carly Simon, Donald Fagan and Garth Hudson. If you like the best aspects of Melissa Manchester and Pat Benatar or Patty Smyth, this a record worth checking out.

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