"North of the River" by Judy Benschop:
"Contrary to a collection of songs standing alone North of the River listens as a story that is told in several chapters. A story about love, loss, death, standing still and moving on. The music is often melancholic but in a nice, comforting way. Judy Benschop has a light, clear voice with which she sounds lovely as well as fragile. She sings straight from the heart and knows how  to touch the listener. She does this in such a subtle way that you almost don't notice but in the meantime she knows how to grab you and her melodies settle in your mind. She gives us a look in her world (of feelings) and lets us dream away for a while while standing still with what we have lost ourselves.
North of the River is an album that touches and brings comfort."
Marjolein van der Heide, Na de lunch
These past few years I have written  beautiful new songs.  The best works will be on the next album. The plan was: studio the end of 2015....  the unexpected event: I met my American boyfriend from 1979 again! An astonishing gift: love. With life changing consequences. Marriage, travel - I'm now finding my roots again in my new surroundings... the album is still on the drawing board.... will be continued ...
Copyright © Judy Benschop 2012