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 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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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.

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 🙂

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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