Jen Bresnahan & The Ex's
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Jen Bresnahan & The Ex's

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The best kept secret in music



An honest, sexy album of americana-country
Reviewer: Geof Happens
I really enjoy listening to Ferris Wheel. It's an honest reflection of Jen's soul. The music is well thought out, and the production brings you to the front row of her concerts. Get the CD. Then go see Jen play live. - Geof from Rosa Noir


Most of the music is instantly gratifying, yet it is paradoxically unique and interesting enough to warrant multiple plays. Jen's ability to use lyrics, rhythm, and melody together to highlight and layer meaning within her songs results in their actually becoming more intriguing as they become more familiar.
- Barbara Zabielski


1. "Ten Thirty-Two" released independently in 2000. Listen to "Chicago" and "Coffee" here:
2. "American Girl" released independently in 2002. Listen to "American Girl" on Mathcaddy Radio Session 4 here:
3. "Ferris Wheel" released independently in 2006;, and


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A mixture of folk, rock, and blues, “Jen and the Ex’s” is a versatile four-piece band. Jen Bresnahan is the main singer/songwriter and rhythm guitar player, who has joined with two Jeffs (Koch and Porter), collaboratively playing bass, guitar, mandolin, and lap steel. Jen Bresnahan is a Montana-bred singer/songwriter who essentially taught herself to play guitar at age 21, after getting her damn heart broken. Her songs are reminiscent of the '70's, but have a modern edge that is at once solemn and bluesy, yet hopeful and sincere. Most of the time, she can't help but write about love and the loss of it (ex-boyfriends are sources of endless material)... She has played solo for about the last five years, coming out with two acoustic albums: "Ten Thirty-Two" in 2000, and "American Girl" in 2002. Her third album, "Ferris Wheel," was released in September 2006, and fans claim it is her most mature material yet, in terms of lyrics and instrumentation. Brand new songs are being written and rehearsed, and the band promises to be on the Portland scene once again, entertaining the unruly masses in style. The band’s influences include: Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Nirvana, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Beth Orton, Wilco, Gillian Welch, Tom Waits...