Leap of Faith
Ithaca-based singer/songwriter Jody Kessler left a career as a school teacher in 1995 to become a full-time performing artist. Since then she has released three CDs, 'Another Day of Loving,' 'Leap Of Faith,' and, most recently, 'No Solid Ground.' The latter has been named 'Best Folk CD of 2000' by 'Ticket', an entertainment weekly in Central New York. Jody's songs touch upon themes of relationship, connection with Spirit, contemporary issues, life stories, and the joy of being alive. Known for her insightful lyrics, masterful guitar work, and pristine vocals, Jody performs throughout the Northeast in coffeehouses and folk clubs as well as at retreats centers, churches, and festivals. 'Unafraid to sing about change, discovery, awakening, and recovery, Kessler is very aware that songs about pain are nothing new, but here is one talent who is unafraid to sing about the healing,' writes Rochelle Brener of Spiral Magazine. Best-selling authors Stephen and Ondrea Levine have said of her work: 'Jody's music opens the heart we share.' Folkstuff Newsletter describes her songs as 'shining jewels of melody and poetry...Jody's skill in weaving poetic story with just the right musical line surely puts her in company with the best.'