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Jenny Allen

"Sensual, frank and fearless", said Calgary Fast Forward Magazine about performing songwriter Jenny Allen. Her first solo recording, 'Something to Say', produced by Canadian folk legend Valdy, led to invitations at major festivals both in Canada and the US. and widespread critical acclaim. Opening for the likes of Taj Mahal, Jennifer Warnes, and Shawn Colvin, her music invited comparisons to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tracy Chapman, swinging effortlessly between a rich variety of styles such as roots, blues, pop and rock.

Following her acclaimed sophomore release 'If I Fall', Allen joined forces with Calgary-based songwriters Lin Elder and Lori Reid. Their trio 'The Fates' became one of Alberta¹s most beloved concert acts, touring extensively throughout Western Canada over nine years in support of their three studio CD releases, receiving extensive airplay and charting at #2 for best album of 2008 on CKUA Radio.

Continuing to write and perform as a solo artist, Allen is set to release her first solo project in ten years. For her many fans it's no exaggeration to say the record is highly anticipated, featuring production by BCCMA Producer of the Year John MacArthur Ellis (Ridley Bent, Leeroy Stagger) and a set list of original songs well-seasoned with experience, insight, and emotional impact.

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta

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