Jean McGowan lives and sings in Portland, Oregon. A city she says she'll never leave. She composed the 9 songs on her CD 'Itch' (as in the seven year itch) after the birth of her second child when her sense of identity was completely in question. The balance of being a woman, a wife, a mother, a lover is the struggle she addresses in her songs. The fights, the love, the fatigue, the desire to escape, the desire to stay. An award winning political columnist before her babies came she now mainly focuses on music and writing and being a mom. She has just finished her first screenplay - the movie version of her album 'Itch.'