jen maurer and paul kovac

jen maurer and paul kovac

 Chardon, Ohio, USA

This is a power duo! They may play sparse & intimate. They may rock it out. Either way you get penetrating harmonies and captivating playing. A mix of traditional and contemporary music, with an emphasis on original compositions.


Both successful bandleaders on their own, Jen (Mo' Mojo) and Paul (Hillbilly IDOL) bring together their natural vocal blend, multi-instrumental skills, song-writing, and appreciation and understanding of American music styles, with their love of performing with each other.  

In this duo, Jen plays the upright & electric bass, though she's well versed on cajun accordion, guitar, piano and other instruments.  Born with a beautiful voice, she is the kind of singer that can carry a song, pull you in and not let you go.  Her background in blues, zydeco, old-time, country & bluegrass has shaped her eclectic vocal and instrumental style. 

Paul plays the 5-string banjo, acoustic & electric guitars. With years of experience behind him, he’s an expert with bluegrass, old-time and traditional country music, but is also hip to western swing, jazz and many of the other regional music styles that make up the American music landscape.  As a lead, baritone, or tenor singer, Paul's voice is strong and clear, and easily merges with Jen’s voice to make one great sound.

With a 20+ year friendship as their foundation, Jen & Paul have finally decided to do the thing that comes naturally - pick, sing and write music together - and that’s a good thing.


Jen and Paul are currently in the studio recording their first CD!
Separately, you can listen to Jen on “Finally,” by Mo’ Mojo; and Paul on “Lights of Town,” “Hillbilly IDOL,” and “Town and Country” by Hillbilly IDOL
All of those albums have songs that have received airplay, with 2 albums reaching the top 20 on Gavin Americana Chart.

Set List

Set 1
fall on my knees
sweet appalachia
we tried but we never tried too hard
don’t mean nothin’ to me
midnight rider
cold black heart
brand new game
nothin’ but trouble
darlin’ don’t you know
my babe

Set 2
fighter girl
don’t tempt me
you gotta hold on
untold stories
thinkin’ ‘bout charlie
east virginia blues
i’m gonna be
gasoline and matches
everyday blues
little boy sad
tie that binds
these old blues
foggy mountain breakdown