Fierce With Reality, the second release from local singer/songwriter
Jenny, highlights the New Orleans native’s rich, expressive voice over
breezy folk rock melodies. One part Alison Krauss and two parts
Bic Runga, Jenny delivers 14 new songs “lightly seasoned”
by the music of the South.
“New Orleans music evokes such passion with its rhythms and variety,”
she says. “It’s much like a gumbo!”
Jenny started singing as a child and made her first recording at the
age of ten. Now a homemaking mother of three young children, she
writes songs as a “labor of love.” Her first album, 2007’s Free to Be
Me, was heavily inspired by the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina.
“It ignited that fire within in me to ‘sing out’ the music that had so long
been inside of me,” she says, and to sing in the tradition of
“strong women with not only a voice, but a message.”
Fierce With Reality blends folk, rock, blues and pop with messages of
empowerment and being true to oneself. “And if you think you know
better than me,” she sings on the title track,
“well go ahead, tell your story, I’ll listen to you … I’ll wait.”
Jenny plays at 8:30 pm Sunday, May 17 at Sam Bond’s Garage.
— Katie Kalk