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

April CD release tour success! Thank you for the love!

Jen Lane Kelowna by Michael Donley
The Western Canadian CD release tour was great and was the perfect kick off to the year ahead!

Thanks to the amazing band that came along for the ride, to all the venues who treated us so well, to the radio stations that spun the singles and to Creative Saskatchewan and FACTOR Canada for their support in our endeavors.

A huge thanks to the guys for helping me bring it to the table. To John Antoniuk, I couldn’t do all of this without you. Thanks for playing your heart out and making this tour happen. To John Ellis, it meant a lot to have you out at the SK and BC shows! Thank you for driving your ass off to make it happen. To Nick Stecz, always a major pleasure to have you on percussion and I look forward to doing it again real soon! Thanks for making the journey in the midst of such busy times. Lucas Goetz, it was great playing with you again! Thank you for all your extras that made getting the right gear for the guys a breeze. Enver Hampton, it’s so great playing music with you again! Not only are your bass vibes super sweet, your vibe vibes are the best. Always great to have you!

THANK YOU
to Jeff, Jodi, Rob, and all the staff at the Tractorgrease in Chilliwack,
to Jeff, Alyce, Steven, and all the staff at Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver,
to Pat, Jimmy, Toby, and all the staff at the Ironwood in Calgary,
to Trevor, Andrew and Phil at the Mercury Room in Edmonton,
to Jesse and the staff at the Slice in Lethbridge
and to Caleb, Peggy, Amanda at the Root in Lloydminster.

Special thanks to Micheal Donley, Jesse Padgett and the Trips and Jamie Prentice for including us in your show at the Kelowna Community Theatre. It was definitely the highlight of the tour, and was very special for many reasons.

Super thanks to my team,
Paula Danylevich at Hype Music for the great work at publicity and getting those college radio stations playing the new album! Looking forward to our May adventure!
Scott Pilling at National Hearing Lab for hooking us up with the great reviews outside of Canada! Amazing work Scott!
and
Bob Martineau for all his work at Country Radio and getting these stations playing the 2 singles for “Shoe” and “Movin On”

THANK YOU
to all the radio stations for playing the singles. Your support means the world to us!
BC: CHMM – Mackenzie
Saskatchewan: CKBL (The Bull) – Saskatoon, CIBN – Buffalo Narrows, CILG – Moose Jaw, CJSL – Estevan, CFSL – Weyburn,
CKSW – Swift Current, CJSN – Shaunavon,
MBC Radio Network – La Ronge
Ontario: CKCI – Sarnia, CKTI – Lambton Shores, CFRM – Little Current
CFDY – Cochrane, CJDL – Tillsonburg
Quebec: CHIP – Ft Coulonge, CJMQ – Sherbrooke,
CFBS – Lourdes De Blanc Sablon
Nova Scotia: CKOA – Glace Bay, CJQC – Liverpool
Digital Radio: CBC Country Sirius XM Channel 171
Feature Play: CJVR – Melfort, SK, CIXM – Whitecourt, AB,
CKBI – Prince Albert, SK, Country 94 – Ottawa, ON, CKKY – Welland, ON
CJKX – Oshawa, ON, CKYC – Owen Sound, ON

And all the features at CBC across the country! AMAZING!!!

I am looking forward to the next leg of the journey in the other direction. Eastern Canada bound! Check out our tour dates for details 🙂

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!

New single “Shoe” to radio, iTunes, and Official video

Hey everybody,

I am so excited to announce that the 1st single from my new album will be released on Monday September 21st, 2015. “Shoe” will also be available as a digital single download through iTunes on Friday September 25th! I’ll be on the road this October in Western Canada and this November in Ontario/Quebec to promote the single. Check my tour dates tab for more information on the shows. We also made a video for “Shoe” and will be premiering it on Monday September 28th. Stay tuned for more details.

Jen Lane Shoe Single 2

ONE MORE SHOW AT THE CAMERON HOUSE!

I can’t believe we are playing our last Wednesday at the Cameron House this week before we head back to Saskatoon!  We will surely be serving snacks again this week, and there are rumors of others also bringing snacks to share with everyone. Thanks to Genevieve and Danielle for your amazing maple pie last week! It was sooo delicious!  We have had a great time here in Toronto and I will be sad to go. I hope to return in November after I record my album with John Keane in Athens, Georgia this October. We have met so many wonderful people and seen so much great music, it has been a truly humbling experience. A special thanks to Cosmo Ferraro and the staff at the Cameron House for giving us such a great opportunity. I would also like to give a very special thanks to our hosts Lee Fraser and Stephen Jones for their amazing hospitality, their kick ass house concerts, and for making it possible for us to follow our dreams. To Melanie Brulee, It was so wonderful to meet you! Thank you for joining us and making our shows in Ottawa and Kingston rock and for hookin’ us up with a spot at the Painted Lady this Tuesday! It was so nice to meet all your friends and get to know you better. I’m so glad we were able to kick in for your new bike! Thanks for setting that up Jadea Kelly, it was wonderful to meet you too!

Hope to see as many of you out as we can for our last show this Wednesday the 28th from 6pm-8pm!

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