Jenna’s debut album “Workin’ Woman” (2018, Lost Cowgirl Records) introduced classic country and bluegrass lovers to her genuine, spiritual, straight-forward and sometimes comical writing style. The song “Angels Among Us” landed on an official Spotify Cosmic Country Playlist. The entire album received a 4 out 5 star review from Country Music People Europe (sharing half a magazine page with Willie Nelson!).
“Country Lo-Fi” focuses on Jenna’s lyrics, melodies and live performance. Acoustic guitar and vocals were recorded live. Producer Martin Farrell Jr. added one different lead instrument per song (pedal steel, slide guitar, harmonica, piano, synthesizer etc.). A lo-fi percussion soundscape was created recording various real life noises. Snaps, lap pats, dog bark, pills in a bottle, fly swatter, slamming scren door, ice cubes, rocking chair, dog collar jingle, BB gun and others. Much like lo-fi music popularized in the 2000’s, the music incorporates easy listening, rock beats, and chill vibes with a handmade quality.
Like most musicians in 2020, Martin has spent most of his time at home – working in his studio, fixing old microphones, writing songs, drinking coffee and doing laundry. Adopting daily routines and working with intention gave rist to the album’s title. It’s also a line from the first track “Take Care” … “Coffee and laundry is all I do, sometimes predictable acceptable too.” The song also holds an important message … “Take care of yourself my good friend ’cause I wanna see your smiling face again.” Farrell has seen too many musician friends leave this world too early and made a personal decision to stop drinking in 2017, take better care of himself and focus on making the best music he can create. He has done just that, producing music for Lost Cowgirl Records, Jenna Rae, Jenna & Martin, Lily B Moonflower, and Julie Bennett Hume.
In January of 2019, Jenna Rae and long time friend Kahlen Mitchell started a four piece, hard-driving bluegrass group called Unfit Wives. The band features Jenna Rae on acoustic guitar, Kahlen Mitchell on upright bass, Shannon O’Shea on fiddle, Monica Greenwood on Mandolin, and Reagan Zagan on banjo. Each artist brings their own original songs, cover songs and vibe to the band and the group quickly became a Lawrence favorite. Unfit Wives were featured on the cover of I Heart Local Music’s 2019 fall magazine with Jenna on the cover. The article inside the magazine told about about the explosion of Unfit Wives as well as Jenna’s work with Lost Cowgirl Records. Jenna produced Unfit Wives debut album (with help from Martin) out of Lost Cowgirl Records studio. Three singles have are currently available on all platforms. The band will release a full length album September 17, 2021 with Lost Cowgirl Records.
Jenna and Martin are currently on tour in Kansas and surrounding states. Find a tour date near you at https://www.jennamartinduo.com/tour.