Singer Jamie Shew’s Eyes Wide Open emerges from the loss of her husband Roger as a gift of healing and love. Her second studio production is a journey through full range of emotions involved in any relationship. It’s a work that is joyous, humorous and reflective with wonderfully arranged compositions. The selections of standards by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny and T.S. Monk reflect the range of moods embodied in this outstanding work. Shew also penned two of the album’s excellent compositions. The musician lineup on the project is top-notch, with Larry Koonse on guitar, Joe Bagg on piano and Hammond organ, Darek Oles on bass and Jason Harnell on drums. Though the recording emerges from depths of loss, it is nothing less than a colorful tribute to life.

Tracks: Get Out of My Head, Easy to Love, The Flat Foot Floogie, The Answers Are You (Questions & Answer), Detour Ahead, Thou Swell, Mountain Greenway, Easy Living, You Don’t Know What Love Is, First Song (for Ruth), O Cantador, Reflections, Eyes Wide Open.