New Single at Radio, WCMA Nomination, New Addition to the Family!

Hello everyone! It’s been too long! The rumors are true! I have officially entered the realm of motherhood! What a trip! I can’t say that I mind waking up with my newborn daughter in the middle of the night instead of waking up to catch a flight or do disturbingly early morning radio lol. Although I do miss being out there, the hiatus has been an inspiration in itself. Just give me a few months and I’ll be back out there. I don’t think I could ever stop myself! Lol

I’m really excited to be nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award this year in the “Roots Solo Artist of the Year” category. I’m equally excited to be releasing another single to radio this week! “Never Try to Love You” depicts unconditional love in the sense that no matter how crazy things get, I am so lucky to have a love that is easy, versus a love that I have to try to keep afloat. Even through the most major life transition I have ever endured which is Motherhood, my partner if life in every way, John Antoniuk, has been my rock through and through. There may not be such a thing as a perfect love, but loving him, and our daughter, is perfect. I feel extremely blessed for the amazing run I had with this album and for the things that were born out of it. I really look forward to writing the next chapter of my music with my newfound inspiration! Hope you all enjoy the new single and video!

THIS LIFE OF MINE VINYL GIVEAWAY!! RECORD STORE DAY IS HERE!

Happy Record Store Day Everyone!  I want to thank everyone who entered the draw for a free “This Life of Mine” Vinyl and for all your kind words along the way. Your support means the world to me!

The 12 lucky winners are…

1.Terry Graham, Saskatoon, SK
2.Trish Bolechowsky, Ottawa, ON
3. Brenda Lynn Pusch, Windthorst, SK
4. Pam Orton, Kelowna, BC
5. Desirae Munro, Martensville, SK
6. Clayton Dell, Calgary, AB
7. Reg Jeannotte, Regina, SK
8. James Mcknight, Saskatoon, SK
9. Kathy Rosko, Saskatoon, SK
10. Brittney MacFarlane, Regina, SK
11. David Mayer, Regina, SK
12. Ron Spizziri, Saskatoon, SK

I will be contacting you all via e-mail and sending your Vinyl’s out by the end of April.
Thanks again! Hope you enjoy!

If you didn’t win and you still want to get a vinyl you can order them here, or come in to the Vinyl Diner in Saskatoon!

Sincerely

Jen Lane

“THIS LIFE OF MINE” VINYL GIVEAWAY CONTEST!!!

Attention Vinyl Lovers!

This spring, Jen Lane is giving away 12 copies of “This Life of Mine” on vinyl to commemorate one year since the album’s release! Email jenlanemusic@gmail.com with your name, address, and the subject line “I Love Vinyl” and enter to win your own copy!

The vinyl print of “This Life of Mine” includes an insert with lyrics and chords as well as a dropcard to download a digital version of the album!

Winners will be announced at jenlane.com on Record Store Day, Friday April 22nd! An email will also be sent out to the winners.

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My Man single to radio with official lyric video!

Saskatoon singer-songwriter Jen Lane twists a classic country heartbreak song to end with a sense of resolution in her new single “My Man.” Staying true to the honesty and depth found in her recent album This Life of Mine, “My Man” explores the confusion of a breaking heart and the hope that we cling to through the hard times in a relationship. Her first lyric video (conceptualized, filmed and edited by Taylor Leedahl) embodies the idea of a calm space under water where the artist sorts what is haunting her and lyrics like “won’t you come down, and be with me now” are put into deeper perspective.

Jen spent 2016 on the road touring from coast to coast to promote “This Life of Mine”, which charted on National College Radio for over 12 weeks, including reaching #1 on the Earshot Folk/Roots chart. It also garnered substantial radio play on CBC and Satellite Radio, and she performed on dozens of television shows across the country.

A veteran singer-songwriter and recording artist, Lane has found a harmonious place in the world of country, roots, folk and Americana music.

Ontario and Quebec Vinyl Release, Cameron Residency!

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The last stretch of 2016!
On the final stretch of my vinyl release tour this November, and thrilled to be back at the Cameron house every Tuesday from 8-10pm with my partners in crime John Antoniuk, Kevin Neal, Pat Phillips and Megan Lane. Also the wonderful talented Sinners Choir will follow every Tuesday from 10- Close.
I feel truly blessed to have so much love and support from my family, friends and fans. I couldn’t do any of this without them. The past 2 years, since the making of the new album and the subsequent relentless touring, has been an amazing, head spinning, road grinding, and learning curve whirlwind! One more month!
Check the Tour Dates tab for all the show info!
Stay Tuned! And stay warm!

photo by stephen jones 2016

THIS LIFE OF MINE (OFFICIAL VIDEO) and VINYL RELEASE!

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This Life of Mine (Official Video Link)

ICYMI, the video for the title track of my new album and recent single is out! I want to thank Dana-Marie Battaglia for capturing the recording experience for “This Life of Mine”. It was great to have you be a part of it all! Also to Matt Smith from Matt Braden Photo for putting it all together so beautifully! This one is very near and dear to me. Not only does it really capture and reflect the whole experience for me, it was the song we finished for my Grandfather who passed during the making of this album. He would’ve been proud! And he would have loved those alpacas as much as I do!

I want to give a huge thanks to the whole crew. My producer John MacArthur Ellis, Nick Stecz (percussion), My husband, band-mate and manager John Antoniuk, Jamie Prentice (engineer), Jesse Padgett and Michael Donley. It was an absolute pleasure working with you all! Thank you all for helping me make this record happen!

I also want to give a huge shout out to FACTOR Canada, Creative Saskatchewan, Sask Music, Rawlco, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. I am incredibly lucky to be able to afford the opportunity to fulfill and share my artistic visions. Thank you all for your support!

Next up, Ontario/Quebec tour in November!

VINYL RELEASE TOUR SUCCESS!!

IMG_2604photo by Jeff Bonner / Tractorgrease Cafe, Chilliwack, BC

Aug 29/2016

It’s hard to believe that we played our final show for the summer last night!

It was really fun doing something different this time around. This August has been a great run of vinyl listening parties and performances. We would begin the evening by spinning some of our favorite vinyl albums that inspire us, then perform an acoustic set, and finally feature my new vinyl to cap things off. The portable record player (courtesy of Enver Hampton) was showcased front and center stage where the audience could see the music turning and playing for everyone’s enjoyment. Huge thanks to all the venues who hosted these events for us! Vinyl is certainly making a resurgence, and even folks who don’t have record players seem to be either taken back by familiar songs and sounds or discover something new and interesting. There is a certain closeness that you get from the process of playing vinyl. One where you are more involved with the music. The process of taking it out, placing it in the player, and turning it over half way through the album to complete the listening experience. It really created an environment where we could meet and mingle with the audience, answer questions, make connections with people and perform intimate acoustic sets. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us on our endeavors! We couldn’t have done it without you! Extra special thanks to Creative Saskatchewan for their continued support of my career! Also thanks to FACTOR Canada for all their support.

As I go through my photos I will be posting about some of our highlights so stay tuned!

Now we find ourselves back in Kelowna, with a few extra days to spare before we head home. The engineer from “This Life of Mine” came out to the show last night, and I don’t know, but I smell some studio time in the air!!
Could this be the beginning of another Jen & John album?

Jen

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Life is a Festival!

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Wow! Exciting Times! “This Life of Mine” is officially available on 180 gram Vinyl, complete with lyrics and chords! We’ve launched the title track as a new single and put out a wonderful little video that captures the making of the album, and the environment around the studio. All of this just in time for Festival Season!

Ness Creek Music Festival was amazing this year! Thanks to the beautiful, warm and welcoming crowd for showin’ us so much love! It was great playing with Luke Goetz, Enver Hampton, Megan Lane, and John Antoniuk! Thanks for helping me rock the rootsy old country! Huge thanks to Ness Creek for having us, and to all of the volunteers, co-ordinators and stage/sound crew! Amazing!

The next stop is Gateway Music Festival in Bengough SK, then it’s off to DogPatch in Whelan, SK. After that, John and I are headed west on an official Vinyl release tour for the month of August! Check out our tour schedule for deets!

Jen

May Tour Success!

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We’ll we’re settled back in Saskatoon for now. The rest of the tour was fantastic thanks to the wonderful John Antoniuk, Melanie Brulee, Pat Phillips, Kevin Neal, Del Cowsill, and my sister Megan Lane! It was so great playing with these guys! Thanks for jumpin’ on the bandwagon! And a huge thanks to the venues for hosting us and to everyone who came out to the shows! Especially the ones who made road trips out of it! We couldn’t do it without ‘cha!

Massive thanks to Creative Saskatchewan, FACTOR Canada, SaskMusic, and everyone who helped to make this tour possible. We are so lucky to have the opportunities to apply for and receive such amazing support from our provincial and federal governments. Thank you for helping to keep art and music alive in Canada.

Big shout out to the Ole Fashion and Opera Bobs for sharing your spotlight with us. To Melanie Brulee for all your help! It was great singin’ with ya!  To Mel’s Mom Ray, for hosting an epic pool-side brunch for us and helping us work the door! To Kitty and Dan for hosting an absolutely amazing house concert for us, and of course to Lee and Stephen for hosting yet again another amazing PH08 house concert for us, and for supporting us, and sharing your home with us.

Now we head into Festival season! Looking forward to Ness Creek, Gateway and Dog Patch music festivals! I’m also really looking forward to launching the album on vinyl this summer, with a new single, video and Western Canadian tour to go along with it!

Jen

CAMERON HOUSE RESIDENCY, NEW YORK CITY, CD RELEASE TOUR!

IMG_1230photo by Taylor Leedahl (John, Pat, Jen)

May 2016
So far it’s been a great tour! Thanks once again to the Cameron House for having us back, and to our friends Lee and Stephen for giving us a home base and helping us make it happen! We couldn’t do it without you!

Thanks to Ole Fashion for sharing your show at Opera Bob’s with us once again! It was great to have the Twin Peaks along for the ride too! Love those girls! We look forward to this upcoming Sunday May 22nd to do it all again!

Canadian Music Week was a blast! Thanks to Rich Taylor for hookin’ us up with a great show at the Monarch Tavern and to CMW for a great showcase at the Burdock! Huge thanks to everyone who attended and made the shows all the better! We are having a blast playing with Kevin Neal on pedal steel, Pat Phillips on drums and Del Cowsill on Bass. My sister Megan Lane will be joining us on bass for the last week of the tour too! Looking forward to it!

Our trip to New York City and Montpelier, VT was a success! We met so many fantastic people on the journey and look forward to returning! Thank you to The Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos for having us. Lower East Side Manhattan was amazing! Like Montreal on major steroids lol. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. Thanks to Su, the receptionist at our hotel, we found the yummiest little gem of a restaurant called “Zing’s Awesome Rice”. I know I know, New York rice? But seriously. It was so good, and so healthy! Which is much appreciated for touring musicians! 🙂 Not to mention the staff was great and we got to meet Zing herself! I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Vermont was absolutely beautiful! A complete change of pace from Manhattan. Montpelier has a population of 7500 people and is the Capitol of Vermont. Bagitos is a super yummy bagel and burrito spot that hosts live music and features local art, and the people there were very friendly and welcoming! Thanks for having us Bagitos!

A quick note on some changes to our residency. John will be playing a couple sets at 6pm and the band and I will follow up at 730 and play to 930ish-10 for the next two Tuesdays. Thanks to Cosmo and the Cameron for giving us extra time to spend with you every week!
Check the tour dates tab for more info!

That’s all for now!

Jen