Rena Wren
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Rena Wren

| Established. Jan 01, 2007

Established on Jan, 2007
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Jan
12
Rena Wren @ Historic Arkansas Museum

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Dec
30
Rena Wren @ Four Quarter Bar

North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Dec
21
Rena Wren @ The Big Chill

Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States

Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States

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Firefly, eh? Rena Wren and Laura Lynn come up with the lyrics, swap out on vocals, and also do some nice harmonies and counterpoint. Jeremy Keith adds background vocals. Rena also plays guitar and both she and Laura play djembe. Laura also adds bongos. Chris Atwood plays upright bass and Paulwayne Peterson sits at the kit. Greg Cardenas at Studio C Records in Hot Springs engineered. Go to my space and therenawrenband for more info, such as where to find this delightful combo at play. If you like Ani DiFranco, you will definitely like Firefly. - Nightflying


Caught up with Firefly for their cd release party at Argenta Coffee Company. Firefly consists of Rena Wren, Laura Lynn, bassman Chris Atwood and drummer Paul Wayne Petterson, and the combo rocks. They are as intriguing to watch as they are to listen to, and you should make a point to catch up to them when you get a chance (which will be soon, as they are booked back at the club on February 3rd.) - Nightflying


Discography

Rena's former band, "FIREFLY," released a CD in January 2007 entitled "Maybe Today...." Tracks from the CD were featured on Hot Springs' US 97 "Artist Spotlight" in March 2007. The CD has a more folk style than what the band is doing now and has been referred to as "Upside-Down 70's," "Indigo Girls meet Melissa Etheridge," and "Modern Folk." selected tracks from the CD and also some live performances of other songs are available for digital download at www.myspace.com/renawrenmusic.

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Bio

Rena Wren is a singer/songwriter/musician who has been writing since age 10 and performing in live bands and theater since about age 14. Her diverse influences include Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Indigo Girls, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel, Sarah McLachlan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dr. Hook, Billy Idol, Robert Plant, and Sting and her musical interests include Rock, Pop, Bluegrass, Americana, Alt. Country, Blues, Jazz, Country, Indie, Folk, and Musical Theater. Rena's unusually eclectic music background and organic approach to songwriting (from her "Soul's Earth", as she puts it) add depth, warmth, spontaneity and color to her dynamic repertoire of songs. Her audiences say she has "something for everyone" and refer to her style as Pop, Americana, Alternative Country, Folk-Rock, and Indie. Since assembling the new band, Rena likes call the style evolving folk-pop that holds hands on the left with belting rock and on the right with smooth alternative country. She has played solo and band shows at such venues as Maxine's in Hot Springs, Arkansas; Whitewater Tavern and Sticky Fingerz in Little Rock, Arkansas, and B.B. King's Club in Nashville, Tennessee.
Her band members include Rodgey Roach (bass & vocals), Rodney Roach (guitar & vocals), Matt Stone (guitar, dobro, lap steel, banjo & mandolin), Joel Frye (drums), and Laura Lynn (vocals). Rena recently signed her first publishing contract for a song she co-wrote with Greg Cardenas. The song is entitled "I Grew Up On Love" and will be on Greg's solo record to be released in 2009. Rena recently began recording her new solo record entitled "Sweet Mystery" with Jason Tedford and Wolfman Studios in Little Rock, Arkansas. The first single, a raging rock tune entitled "Aftermath" may be purchased on Itunes at www.itunes.com.