Jenrose is a Kentucky-based singer/ songwriter with a soulful voice and eclectic writing style. Her songs display a motley mix of influences, with tinges of blues, country, folk, pop, jazz, and soul. Inspired by songwriters from Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris to Michelle Shocked and Patty Griffin, Jenrose’s songs cover a wide range of musical and lyrical styles. The common thread that runs through all of her music is a passion for story-telling and an appreciation of the well-crafted song.
Prior to going solo, Jenrose recorded two CDs with a musical outfit called the Kentucky Bootleggers.
The bootlegger motto: “Good music is like moonshine: Every batch is different, but whatever the mix, you are sure to go away intoxicated.”
Jenrose: guitar, vocals, songwriting, storytelling
Helen: bass, vocals, harmonica, percussion
Additional "honorary bootleggers" appear at selected performances.
COWGIRL UP. 2010.
MAKE YOUR OWN (Kentucky Bootleggers). 2007.
A GIRL NAMED HENRY (Kentucky Bootleggers). 2005.
Typical sets are 75% original, 25% cover. Typical cover tunes include songs by Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Michelle Shocked, Bonnie Raitt, Townes Van Zandt and the like. Sets are anywhere from 1-2 hours, with up to four hours of material.