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Friday, March 18 • 1:00am - 2:00am
Jen Lane

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With the release of For the Night, Jen Lane is finally claiming her rightful place among the elite of Canadian roots country singer songwriters. It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded world of Americana female vocalists, but Lane pulls it off with aplomb on For the Night, proving that her two previous WCMA nominations were no fluke. The album combines some seriously catchy songs with a laid-back cool that evokes Lucinda Williams and a pure, wistful voice that at times recalls Edie Brickell. The arrangements are classic, and the production—courtesy of The Odds’ Steven Drake—has a vintage feel, thanks, in part, to a near-analogue recording process. The sound is enhanced by special guests, Kevin Kane and John Ellis. It’s impossible to pick stand-out tracks from such a consistently strong album, but its more unique cuts include “Lonely Cricket,” which possesses an unusual metaphorical lyric, and “Election Day,” whose simple yet profound musings and nod to Elizabeth May sum up many Canadians’ sentiments about the 2008 election. Showcased at SXSW, NXNE, WCMA’s, OCFF and CMW. At last, the rest of the country’s music fans can discover the voice Western music awards juries have been onto for several years.
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Jen Lane

With the release of For the Night, Jen Lane is finally claiming her rightful place among the elite of Canadian roots country singer songwriters. It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded world of Americana female vocalists, but Lane pulls it off with aplomb on For the Night, proving... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Paradise 401 E 6th St

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