It's not often a new artist emerges with a debut record completely formed and beautifully produced, full of tender and concise language, all executed in a gorgeous, mature voice. Jenny Goodspeed has achieved just that rare feat with her debut CD Under the Ash Tree - a sparkling fusion of folk, pop, Americana, and jazz drawing on influences from 70s era singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, and Laura Nyro. Well-crafted lyrics, exquisite vocals, and heart-breaking melodies abound as Goodspeed explores the intricacies of love and longing, all definitively steeped in her beloved New England landscape. "All but two of the songs were written when I returned to the Northeast after a 10-year detour in the Midwest and West," Goodspeed explains. "So more than anything, the record is a love letter to New England and its infinite kinds of trees, spring peepers, foggy mornings...everything I felt starved for while out West."