"The GRAMMY Museum welcomed Judith Owen to the Museum’s intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater for an evening including a conversation about her album Come On & Get It, creative process, tour, and more. A performance followed.
Owen, who originally hails from Wales in the UK but now calls New Orleans home, conceived of the project as a result of her childhood fascination with the Jazz music of some of the so-called “pioneering but oft forgotten women” of the Jazz and Blues world including Julia Lee, Blossom Dearie and Nellie Lutcher - who she discovered hidden on the shelves of her father’s record collection alongside the likes of Oscar Peterson and Jelly Roll Morton. Captivated and enchanted by these “unapologetic” chanteuses of the 40’s/50’s, who were singing about sex - and enjoying it at a time when women were meant to sing about romance - Owen made it her mission to dig deep and find out more from both a musical and historical perspective. The result is “Come On & Get It,” the most joyful, uplifting, and empowering project to emerge out of Covid; a throw-back with a fresh feel complete with a look and style that speaks of all those delectable, hugely entertaining women who broke the glass ceiling with their stiletto heels and were ever so proud of it!
Recorded at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans (where else could you hear such greasy joy that speaks of Storyville and Burlesque?), “Come On & Get It” features a stellar cast of musicians including Jason Marsalis, Donald Harrison Jr., Charlie Gabriel, Nicholas Payton, Pedro Segundo, David Torkanowsky, Kevin Louis, Evan Christopher, Ricardo Pascal and many more.