Jenny Allen- Blanket   Leave a comment

Jenny Allen Blanket Self-released

With a sense of humour twisted by the realities of being an independent artist, Jenny Allen has long been a critical darling within the Alberta roots music community. This is the woman who frequently quips to the effect- ‘Break a folk singer’s heart, end up in a song.’

Reminding us of Jann Arden, if only for her ability to find gems of hopefulness within misery, Allen is a confessional writer. She gathers experiences and reduces them to their bold, basic essences. In No Turning Back, Allen’s character “can’t turn the heads like she used to” and is forced to face the inevitability of becoming indistinct. Elsewhere, a lover is shown the door, the future passes by while waiting for what could have been, and tears are held back “this time.”

With a gentle, fluid voice and featuring a wonderful sounding band led by producer John Ellis, Blanket is the next step in a distinctive journey that is strengthened with each miserable decision made.



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