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Jenny Bruce


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Folky pop

Status:

Most recent releases, Firefly in a Jar (EP, 2015)

See also:

Jenny Bruce's site

Jenny Bruce's SoundCloud page

CDbaby's page for Jenny Bruce

Comparisons:

Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

she has a beautiful mellifluous voice, writes great songs with interesting melodies, performed with style and wit.
      In short, everything that Ectophiles love. (MPower@exchange.ml.com)

She's a very nice and talented singer-songwriter. (paul2k@aol.com)

Jenny Bruce was a great discovery at a Joy Askew house concert, and I've been a real fan of her music since then.
     Frequently compared to singer/songwriters Paul Simon and Aimee Mann, native New Yorker Jenny Bruce is a soulfully rooted pop/folk artist. Bruce's intelligent lyrics are borne effortlessly upon her "warm thick orange" voice reminding critics and fans alike of Annie Lennox or a less "whiny" Paula Cole. (jeffw@smoe.org)

Comments about live performance:

Jenny Bruce opened, and I was happy to finally get a chance to hear her, after reading the good things about her here in the past. Fine voice, good songs (though the ode to her computer was a bit silly, particularly the line about "looking for heaven.com"). (02/02,meth@smoe.org)

Recommended first album:

Any

Recordings:

  • Jenny Bruce (1997)
  • Soul on Fire (2001)
  • Left of July (2006)
  • Firefly in a Jar (EP, 2015)

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