Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series 2024: Jenny Allen with Dave Prinn

April 17, 2024 Key City Theatre

The Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series is back for 2024!

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 majorfestivals 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.

On the heels of 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 Albertas 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.

From 2012 to 2015 Jenny teamed up with fellow singer/songwriter Leslie Alexander, and what started as a double bill quickly became 'Allen and Alexander', a high energy, winsome duo, the two supporting each other vocally and instrumentally.

Continuing to write and perform as a solo artist, Allen released her third solo project   "Blanket" in the spring of 2012. For her many fans it's no exaggeration
to say the record was 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. Backed by Pat Steward on drums, Rob Becker on bass, John Ellis on guitars, and Mel Smith, Pete Loughlin and tour mate Leslie Alexander on vocals, the album is garnering rave reviews, leaving one critic to say, "Blanket is alive from the onset, then begins to build into a class, or category of its own.' (Victory Music) Currently working on new material and collaborating with long time musical compadre Peter Loughlin Jenny will be recording  a new solo project in the fall of 2021. soon to appear clean across Canada and the US, captivating audiences with her songs and stage presence, clearly demonstrating she's a musical force to be reckoned with.

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