Jen Kearney

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  • Jen Kearney

    This show was on Aug 7th, 2014 | 19 people watched
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    • Aug 7
      Great show!
    • Aug 17
      This was great. Not only did Jen Kearney sound terrific, but I felt like it was a very personal experience. She did the webcast from her living room and it was like I was getting my own personal show. I also loved the fact that there was a web chat while the show was going on that Jen and other folks were participating in. What else can I say, I loved it!
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After years of writing and recording music, Jen Kearney has spent a lot of time experimenting with seasoning her particular style and flavor. Her latest album, Age of Blame is truly an amalgam of musical styles ranging from soul, R&B and funk- to rock, latin and jazz, while maintaining a singer/songwriter's attention to lyrics. Her band stirs the eight cuts of the album through boiling points... more

After years of writing and recording music, Jen Kearney has spent a lot of time experimenting with seasoning her particular style and flavor. Her latest album, Age of Blame is truly an amalgam of musical styles ranging from soul, R&B and funk- to rock, latin and jazz, while maintaining a singer/songwriter's attention to lyrics. Her band stirs the eight cuts of the album through boiling points and gentle simmers that concentrate that flavor down to hit all points salty, sour, sweet and bitter.

In a pre-release review from Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald, Kearney's “...booming soul voice and smart, tight songs provide the pillars of the eight tunes. But her band adds some awesome voodoo.” And according to freelance reviewer, Bill Copeland, “There is a more easeful flow coming from her instrumentation and she sings with greater eloquence. Kearney shows more tasteful self-restraint than ever, and she offers more fine touches throughout this album than her previous recordings.”

Lyrically, Age of Blame offers deeply personal and hopeful perspective on a myriad of subjects—the main theme being the importance of maintaining balance and love in an ever-evolving world where blame, fear, self-sabotage and deflection are all too easy to succumb to as human contact has receded.

Kearney worked with Peter MacLean on drums, Aaron Bellamy on bass, Amy Bellamy on clavinet and B3 organ, Jason Yost on guitar, Mark Mullins on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jared Sims on saxophone, and Yahuba on percussion. “Working on the album with this group of heavy-hitting musicians has truly humbled me and pushed me to work harder than ever. We persevered through some very interesting situations and personal tragedies to get this album done, so being on the other side of it and listening to the first copy of it in the car was a bit more emotional and gratifying this time.”

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