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!

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 LIFE OF MINE – CD RELEASE TOUR DATES!

Excited to announce the National CD release tour dates for “This Life of Mine“!
We’ll be heading out west in April and east in May. Hope to see you at a show! Please share the dates with friends that you think would like to come watch us play. All the Canadian shows are with a full band, and the 3 US dates are duo performances. See you on the road.

TLOM Release Poster - Multi Date - Full Tour

Leaping into the Leap Year!

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Hey Everybody!

I don’t even know where to start! Making this album was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and it just keeps getting better.

I want to give a huge thanks to John MacArthur Ellis and Nick Stecz for being there for the big launch! It was an absolute pleasure working with you guys again.

Big thanks to my amazing and supportive husband John Antoniuk. Thank you all for helping me make this record happen! Enver
Hampton, it was wonderful to have you back on stage with us, and I’m looking very forward to our April tour!

To my family, friends and fans! Thank you! To everyone who made it out the CD release shows, and to those who were rooting for me in spirit, I am truly humbled by the support you have all shown me. Thank you for your beautiful presence!

To Derek Bachman, my Grandpa Garry Thurber, Marlene Antoniuk and all the spirits in my life. I miss you all so much, sometimes it actually hurts. But I am comforted by the fact that you have been with me through this everyday. I am so thankful for the lessons I was fortunate enough to receive from you and will carry that with me always.

Thanks to Carol Cairns and the staff at the Artful Dodger, and to Don Griffith and the staff at the Bassment, for treating us so well and providing the perfect venues for this event!

Thanks to Mike Shymko and Troy Denet for doing a great job on sound! It’s always a pleasure working with you! And to Sasktel Video on Demand and Bamboo Shoots for coming out to film the Saskatoon show! I’m so glad that I’ll have a longer lasting memory of the big night!

To Mike Donley, thank you for bringing us to Bottega Studio! Jamie Prentice, It was an absolute pleasure working with you as engineer! Thanks for singing bg’s on Fools. I can’t wait to work with you again! Jesse Padgett, Thank you for playing on Shoe and for sharing your space with us and showing us great time! I look forward to our show together in Kelowna!

To Dana-Marie Battaglia, Thank you for helping us document our experience and for singing some bg’s along the way 🙂 Your footage made a great video for the title track!

I want to give a special thanks to Sarah Johanson who took the cover photo for “This Life of Mine”, and to Shannon Bruner for having me model for her photography class. I had no idea that I would find my album art that day! Thank you Both!

Huge thanks to Matt Smith, Taylor Leedahl and Dana-Marie Battaglia for helping me make a great little collection of videos! “Shoe” and “Movin’ On” were a blast to make! The new video for “This life of Mine” will be launched in March! Details to be announced!

To Paula Danylevich at Hype Music and Bob Martineau, thank you for running a great publicity and radio tracking campaign!
I also want to give a huge shout out to FACTOR, 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. I am very excited about the new album!

Thank you all for your support!