Jenn Grant: Career Changes, New Material and New Tour
Halifax, NS – August 28, 2013 – With new songs and some career changes, Jenn Grant is set to hit the road this fall, bringing with her a batch of new material that she has written for her next album. In our interview, Jenn discusses progress on the new recording studio in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia and touches on changes she has made after her most recent album, "The Beautiful Wild." We managed to reach her while she was relaxing at home. She was resting up for what promises to be a rigorous tour. You can listen to Jenn Grant in her own words on the Soundcloud file with her image below. Just click the icon to stream it.
Jenn Grant is never one to let moss grow under her feet. One of the hardest working artists in this country, Jenn is set to hit the road this fall, bringing with her a batch of new material that she has written for her next album! Jenn is excited to share her new songs with fans during these special concerts. Jim Bryson will kick off the evening for the tour dates in September, and in October Jenn will open for Ron Sexsmith on his cross country tour (full list of dates below).
Jenn will be introducing her audience to the gorgeous artwork of fellow Haligonian installation based printmaker Charley Young, using one of Charlie’s pieces of work as the backdrop throughout her tour. Grant’s intuitive ability to express emotion has helped to define her as one of Canada’s premiere vocalists.
A Juno nominee, she has released four albums to date, beginning with Orchestra To The Moon in 2007. Her most recent, and first US released record, The Beautiful Wild, won the 2013 ECMA POP Recording of the year. On this album, her prismatic, iridescent voice sparkles over adventurous layers of harp, sitar and flute.
Recently, a new side project titled AquaAlta, has been revealed which is a recording project and collaboration between Charles Austin (Superfriendz) and Graeme Campbell. Known for their co production on several Buck 65 albums, on which Grant co wrote several songs with Buck 65, including Paper Airplane.
Jenn has performed across North America, Europe, Japan and Australia and is excited to be kicking off a fall of fantastic shows back home in Canada. Jenn was just nominated for seven Music Nova Scotia Awards as the tour began and she released this new video, "I Want You Back."
Upcoming Canadian Dates:
Sept 5 – Mt Stewart, PEI – Trailside Inn
Sept 6 – Mt Stewart, PEI – Trailside Inn
Sept 7 – Halifax, NS –The Marquee Ballroom
Sept 8 – Moncton, NB – The Tide and Boar
Sept 12 – Wolfville, NS – The Al Whittle Theater
Sept 13 – Fredricton, NB – Harvest Jazz and Blues (performance with Buck 65)
Sept 14 – Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
Sept 18 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
Sept 19 – Guelph - EBar
Sept 20 – Oshawa, ON – The Mustache Club
Sept 21 – Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
October 1 – West Vancouver, BC – Key Meak Centre*
October 2 – Kamloops, BC – The Blue Grotto*
October 3 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway*
October 4 – Edmonton, AB – Full Moon Folk Club*
October 5 – Camrose, AB – Bailey Theatre*
October 7 – Cranbrook, BC – Key City Center*
October 8 – Nelson, BC – Spirit Bar*
October 9 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Theatre*
October 11 – Fort McMurray, AB – Keyano Theater*
October 16 – Kingston, ON – Grand Theater*
October 18 – St. Catherines, ON – Brock Centre*
October 19 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Center*
October 20 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Center*
October 23 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square*
* Duo, opening for Ron Sexsmith