Jennifer Leonhardt

Jennifer Leonhardt

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Austin based singer and songwriter Jennifer Leonhardt writes songs of contrasts, weaving old Appalachian blues with Paris jazz, 70s London punk and good ol' Southern rock

Biography

"Why this girl is not one of the top acts in the country is beyond me--her singing is like throwing a lit cigarette out a car window, she's an absolute runaway wildfire. Her band's live show is some of the hardest, rootsy-est rhythm-n-blues-'grass ever." Don Wolff/Talent Buyer, South Padre Island Music Festival (Nov 2, 2007)

"Jennifer leads the Whalers with a Joni Mitchell songbird quality tempered by Carole King’s songwriting style and a delivery touching on everyone from Chrissie Hynde to Edie Brickell." Dante Dominick, Austin.com

Austin-based Jenny & the Whalers aren't actually whaling. In fact, they don't even sing that many sea shanties, although they are open to requests. Led by singer/songwriter Jennifer Leonhardt and based in Austin after several years of touring and following the release of a debut studio album Gods & Nations (GrassRoots Records 2007). The single "Gentlemen's Bet" was also out on ShutEye Records' United State of Americana Volumn 4 compilation with tracks by Bobby Bare and BR5-49. Last summer, the single 'Homeland' was listed in the Top 20 Americana Songs of 2008 by KRVM in Eugene OR. Keep an eye out for the November 2008 release of Minstrel's Daughter.

Discography

Homeless EP (2004)
Hard Times Two LIVE (2005)
United State of Americana Vol 4 (2006, ShutEye Records)-single
Gods & Nations (2007), produced by Mark Copely & Matt Brown
Water St. (2007 unreleased)
Pop Culture Press sampler (2008)
A Taste of Triple A sampler (2008)
Minstrel's Daughter (Nov 2008)

Set List

A typical set is mostly originals with some reworked cover medleys, usually 2 sets at 70 mins each