Writers / Artists
Artist's Web Site: http://jennyo.com/
“Fierce, focused and joyful” is how Ann Powers of NPR describes the music of Jenny O, and we couldn’t agree more. Jenny’s debut EP was released in 2011 to tremendous attention and acclaim. The disc, Home, was initially self-released, and in July was picked up by Los Angeles based indie, Manimal Vinyl (Warpaint, Bat for Lashes, Sister Crayon, papercranes, etc.). Home’s infectious first single (and accompanying unforgettable video) “Well OK Honey” has received nationwide airplay, including a lot of love from Los Angeles’ influential KCRW.
Born in Long Island, New York to a scientist/wedding singer father who introduced young Jenny to a large record collection that consisted of a heavy dose of Beach Boys and Harry Nilsson. The influence went deep into Jenny’s musical upbringing where she picked up the piano and cello by age 9. After playing in several bands around New York City and doing some time with the NY All-State Orchestra, Jenny settled in Los Angeles and became a fixture in the local music scene. Playing to an ever growing number of loyal fans in Southern California, Jenny turned many heads during the 2011 SXSW Music Festival playing “an almost unthinkably intimate and effective” (Ben Sisario – NY Times) acoustic showcase in a hotel room. Jenny’s cover of Buddy Holly’s “I’m Gonna Love You Too” is featured on the new Holly tribute album Rave On (Concord) alongside the likes of Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, and Paul McCartney. Jenny O. has been steadily touring including stints with Ben Harper, Leon Russell, Father John Misty, Rodriguez and a full solo tour of the U.K. during the summer of 2012. Jenny’s debut lp Automechanic was produced by Jonathan Wilson (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jonathan Rice, Dawes) and is due Feb 5, 2013 on her own imprint Holy Trinity Records via Thirty Tigers.
Get ready for the sunny sounds of Jenny O.