Northwest born and raised, singer/songwriter Joni Packard’s first CD takes you to the magic and beauty of mountains and places wild, and touches too, on the gifts of family and friends, love, and the simple things in life. Whether you’re 9 or 90, or somewhere in between, her songs will both comfort and inspire. Written in a gentle folk style, Joni was inspired at an early age by the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and the early music of John Denver. Musicals have long been a favorite of Joni’s; writing songs that people can sing to, whether gathered about a family piano, or under the stars at night, has always been a special magic and joy.

Joni started writing songs when she was 12 years old. Growing up mainly in Seattle, she spent as much time as she could at a family cabin nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Summer jobs as a trail crew boss helped nurture her passion for wild places. Eventually Alaska called her name, where she lived and worked for 8 years.

The desire to be closer to family brought her back to the “Lower 48,” and to the beauty of the Big Sky Country in Montana. The wild Bitterroot Mountains nabbed her next and she now lives close to Missoula, Montana.

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