Mindy Jostyn

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Mindy Jostyn (June 5, 1956 in Long Island City - March 10, 2005 in Hudson, New York) was an American singer and multi-instrumentalist.[1]

Jostyn grew up in San Jose, California and Wellesley, Massachusetts. When she was eleven years old she founded her first band, "The Tigers". Her musical focal points were folk rock and pop. She played violin, guitar and harp, among other instruments. Before embarking on her solo career she was much sought-after by international artists like Joe Jackson, Billy Joel, The Hooters, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Bon Jovi and Shania Twain. She was married to Jacob Brackman, an American journalist, author and lyricist. She died of cancer in March 2005.[2]

Solo discography[edit]

  • Five Miles From Hope (1995)
  • Cedar Lane (1997)
  • In His EYES (1998)
  • Blue Stories (2001)
  • Coming Home (2005)

Other activities[edit]

She performed with the following artists on their tours:

She accompanied musically the following on their recordings:

On the following albums she can be heard continuously:

  • The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon (1991)
  • Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993)
  • The Hooters - Out Of Body (1993)
  • The Hooters - The Hooters Live (1994)
  • John Waite - When You Were Mine (1997)
  • Carly Simon - Film Noir (1997)
  • Andreas Vollenweider - Kryptos Columbia (1997)
  • Andreas Vollenweider - Cosmology (2000)


  1. ^ Steinberg, Avi (31 March 2005). "Mindy Jostyn, 48; voice, talent treasured by fans, music stars". boston.com. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Mindy Jostyn". All Music. Retrieved 22 November 2016.

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