If you've ever taken your strongest emotions and stripped it down and looked at it from every possible angle, scrutinizing it, scolding it, embracing it, rejecting it, and letting it be just what it wants to be before molding it into an understandable form, then this music is for you. She takes the open-tunings and paints a broad musical base to set the landscape for her introspective and conversational lyric to ascend from. She takes the emotion and transfers it to her fingers and her voice and sends it into the atmosphere to be picked up by the people who are tuned into the same wave. 'Part rock, part folk, part pop and all good. Jill Sissel's signature songs are instantly likable, such as the opening, 'That Far' with it's fold/pop groove and into the ballad 'The Builder' with it's smooth relationship analogies and beyond. Jill's songs are simple, straight forward and quite enjoyable, with easy hooks to sing along with in the car, which I often did while listening to her CD. Keeping songs simple, straight forward and still interesting is not easy to do well. I found these songs very engaging.'-JPFolks nominated 'The Builder' for best Americana Album in the 1999 songwriting contest.