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Jennifer Lauren


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Mainstream pop with a laidback slightly rootsy folkish/country flavour

Status:

Most recent release, passing perceptions (2005)

See also:

CD Baby's Jennifer Lauren page

Comparisons:

Jann Arden?

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Jennifer Lauren has a rich, nuanced voice and her songs have an energetic, slight country-flavoured intonation. Her sound is acoustic and clean, the musicianship strong. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

passing perceptions is her only known release

Recordings:

passing perceptions (2005)

passing perceptions

Release info:

2005—JL001

Availability:

See CD Baby's Jennifer Lauren page

Ecto priority:

Recommended for any fans of rootsy pop

Group members:

Jennifer Lauren—vocals, acoustic guitar, piano

Guest artists:

Simon Fisk—stand-up bass
Niko Friesen—drums, percussion
Keith Bennet—harmonica on 1 track
Dino Dinicolo—percussion on 1 track
Don Dirksen—banjo on 1 track
Charlie Hase—dobro on 2 tracks
David Sinclair—acoustic lead guitar and mandolin on 1 track

Produced by:

Jennifer Lauren

Comments:

While it treads a familiar singer-songwriter path, this album has a rootsy vibe and verve that help it rise above the pack. Both the songwriting and singing have a delightful energy. The first track, the breezy "Conversation in the Dark", is a lively introduction to the album and clearly the first single. Songs like "Secret Power", "Seesaw", and "It's Aint' the End" in particular are immediately recognizable, yet fresh. Highly recommended for fans of country-flavoured pop. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


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