Jennis is pleased to announce that we have drummer and dear friend Tom Wolf aboard so that Jennis can adapt to a wider range of venues. Duo shows can be more suitable for house concerts and small venues. With Tom, we can kick up the energy with a more dance party vibe. We enjoyed a great day of recording together, with 5 songs now having their bed tracks in the can.
We had a smooth, inspiring, productive day in the studios of Escarpment Sound on August 24, 2018. Bed tracks were recorded for five new songs with Tom Wolf on drum kit and percussion. Thank you to owner-engineer Brian Hewson for a fine facility and great work. The new album is gaining momentum!
Just a quick note to update that Jennis now has cello, didgeridoo, banjitar, resonator guitar and electric guitar parts recorded for 6 songs toward the new album. We’ll be heading to Escarpment Sound at the end of August to lay down 5 more songs. These ones will include the indomitable Tom Wolf on drum kit and other percussion!
We are super excited about this weekend — we have 3 shows at the Kitchener Bluesfest! Other than Rik Emmet‘s festival kick-off concert on Thursday night, everything else is FREE! So come have a blast of summer fun with us! Most exciting for Dennis and Jen is that Malian Tuareg band Tinariwen are playing at 5pm on Sunday right after our 4pm set. If you’ve not seen them, believe me, they’re worth a drive to Kitchener!
Saturday, August 11, 1:30pm Downtown BIA Outdoor Stage, 32 King St E
Saturday, August 11, 11pm B @ The Museum, 10 King St W
Sunday, August 12, 4pm (with Blackcat Bone) Bobby O”Brien’s, 125 King St W
We’d love to see you at our Tour Homecoming Shows in Toronto and Guelph. These will be the last performances in our home cities before Dennis takes flight south for the winter. We’ll be working hard on plans for the new album while he is away though!
Saturday, September 23, 9pm
Freetimes Café, 320 College St
Friday, September 29, 9pm
Silence, 46 Essex St
Be a patron of the arts! Jennis is ready to record our second album and we need your help to meet the budget required to bring in top-notch pros to make our sound compete on the world stage of roots music. We have launched an Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign which gives us the opportunity to offer fun and creative perks to those who donate.
If you have enjoyed our music and performances, please show your support by donating any amount from $10 to $1,000 and enjoy one or more of the great perks we’re offering in exchange. Be a part of keeping independent, original, conscious music alive in Canada!
This is the link to our campaign: https://igg.me/at/Jennis-Second-Album
Sat, Jul 29 The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON
Wed, Aug 2 House Concert, Calgary, AB
Thu, Aug 3 The Hive, Canoe, BC (Salmon Arm)
Sat, Aug 5 Stoney Pocket Music Festival, Pender Island, BC
Sun, Aug 6 Treehouse Café, Salt Spring Island, BC
Aug 11-13 Robson Valley Festival, Dunster, BC
Wed, Aug 16 House Concert, Saskatoon, SK
Fri, Aug 18 The Ship & Plough, Gimli, MB
Sat, Aug 19 The Foundry, Thunder Bay, ON
It’s in the can! We’re thrilled to be coming out west again this summer and playing each province between Ontario and BC. We’re particularly excited to visit the Gulf Islands this summer and to be playing my favourite festival to date, The Robson Valley Festival! (I’m up for a world festival tour to make more comparisons!) Please share this post with your friends from Manitoba to BC and we’ll show them a good time. They can message us through this web site or at our JennisMusic Facebook Page ~ Jen
Fingers crossed now till we learn the OAC jury results. We are beginning fundraising for our 2nd album which we hope will begin production in November. If you would like to support our next effort, stay tuned for our crowd-funding campaign. If you are not on our email list, sign up here. We’ll be sure to let you know how you can be a patron of the arts!
We are thrilled to be showcasing tonight at The Toronto Blues Summit! We have a primo time slot at midnight and are excited to enjoy some great acts that are also performing throughout the weekend. We hope to make a vibrant impression on the many festival bookers who will be in attendance as we begin to plan our second wester-Canada tour for this coming summer.