At the young age of 23, Jennah Bell is already a titan of sound. She wields her power with a rare benevolence and just a touch of irreverence. Raised in Oakland, California, and sharpening her chops at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, skilled eclecticism is the hallmark of Jennah’s creed. Perhaps that’s why her music is ferocious, in a quirky, humble way. Her debut EP, Early Bird, deftly alternates influences derived from Bluegrass, Dub, Rock, Funk, and even a bit of Hip-Hop. Jennah’s a whiz with her acoustic guitar, and even unplugged, has the capacity to move audiences to tears.
Early Bird, then, is the perfect proclamation of this young chanteuse’s entrance into the hearts and headphones of listeners the world ‘round. Bell tackles loves songs like “Follow the White Rabbit” with reckless abandon, pens laments with the best of them with songs like “Shotgun City”, and carries deft lyricism with a gracious, breathy lilt. Free to hear at bandcamp.jennahbell.com
, and yours to keep for the low donation of $5, Early Bird is a scrumptious 5-track introduction to an artist that will keep you captivated for years to come.
released March 1, 2011
Executive Produced by Jennah Bell & Rafael Casal (Getback Productions - thegetback.com)
All songs written by Jennah Bell
Album Artwork: Carolina Barros (vimeo.com/carohfish
Additional Graphics (Booklet, web) R. Casal for Getback Productions (thegetback.com
Mixed and Mastered by Jennah Bell and R. Casal