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Interview with Charlie Silvestri for 'Up Close and Acoustic' including two live songs. Listen here

Interview with Kim Smith on Radio Northwich - choosing my Old, New, Borrowed and Blue tracks. (One hour in to show). Listen here.

Interview with Not Your Mother's Radio with Eliot Goldstein and Jim McCarthy. Listen here

Interview with Keep Cardiff Live. Listen here

Forthright is number 5 on Warren Kurtz's top albums and EPs of 2020! Featured in Goldmine Magazine.

Here he reviews the album:

Jessica Lee Morgan's new album Forthright begins with the catchy "Packing Up." The initial rhythm is reminiscent of the 1970s song recorded at Abbey Road Studios, 'Stuck in the Middle with You' by Stealers Wheel. Jessica's sax recalls a sound heard in productions by her father Tony Visconti on David Bowie and T. Rex recordings, which were also highlighted in our Goldmine 2018 interview about her album Around the Block. 'When Did It All Begin' is next, with quirky fun about checking email, Twitter, and a long list of sources, declaring, "Too many ways to communicate."

'We'll Dance Through Life' is a beautifully sung 3/4 time piece, backdropped by piano. The beauty continues with 'Under Your Spell,' filled with melodic moodiness.

'The Man' offers Jim Croce-like storytelling that one might hear at a folk coffeehouse, accompanied by an acoustic guitar and a unique bridge which breaks from the folk sound.

She writes incredible songs that are both personal and universal at the same time...She has the confidence and sound of a veteran...Stripped down sound and pure honesty. - Spill Magazine

Fortunately Morgan has chosen precisely the best way to deal with her parental legacy: by striking out and establishing her own identity. Vocally and lyrically she's far more reminiscent of Vinegar Joe era Elkie Brooks than anything her parents were associated with, but without ever feeling like she's being imitative. Rightly with such a powerful vocal weapon at her disposal this album centres around her voice and personality. - We Are Cult

Around The Block is a statement from a serious artist. 'I Am Not', the first song on the album, sums up the album. Yes, she comes from a famous, musical family, but that is not who she is. She is Jessica Lee Morgan and needs to be heard in this light. Not as a daughter but a serious singer/songwriter. A great sophomore release, and I hope that there is not another long wait for her third album. - Spill Magazine

"Music connects us all." - Interview, The Strange Brew