Joni Laurence sings, plays guitar and writes songs, not unlike lots of other white girls with guitars. So, what makes her stand out? The truth is, Joni's music is everything you already love about acoustic music...strong vocals, meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies.Joni's writing style is a unique blend of irony, imagination and introspection. She writes of common occurrences in the human experience, and her songs of love and relationships are distinctively realistic. Joni experiments with a variety of musical styles including a more traditional folk sound, a blues flare and a rock/pop beat. Her smooth alto voice communicates a continuum of emotion...one minute it's playful and sweet, the next brooding and reflective. Reviews: 'Musically, Short Time's spare, sensitive arrangements reveal a light touch and a flair for beauty. Nowhere is this more apparent than the vocals. The harmonies are striking and rarely cliched, while Ms. Laurence's lead vocals are passionate and deft.' The Scope, CD Review, April 1998 'Joni Laurence is not just an original singer and songwriter...there are thousands of them. Joni is an intelligent and honest singer and songwriter. I continue to be amazed at the depth of her CD...it's a 'keeper' in my revolving stack!' Al Campbell, Fan, Chicago, IL 'Such a warm, compelling voice that wraps around a melody. Her lyrics really draw you into the song. I am excited and looking forward to hearing more from Joni in the future.' - Darcy Greder, Producer, Blue Moon Coffeehouse, Bloomington, IL 'Listeners frequently request Joni's music. Writing with straightforward lyrics fused with true emotions, Joni has the uncanny ability to tap into the common experience, to reach in and touch you, right where you live.' - Tracey Rose, Host, Womyn Makin' Waves, WEFT 90.1, Champaign, IL.