One Thousand Words
Jenny Gunn grew up in a small community in Canada's Ottawa Valley. When she was 13 her dad gave her a guitar and said if she could learn to play three cords she could keep it. Try as she might she could not get her little hands around the wide neck of that guitar and she gave up in disgust. However... She was regularly infused with the sounds of the 'Street of Dreams' music studio that was directly below her bedroom of her childhood home in 'Old Killaloe'. Jenny loved growing up in a house full of musicians and all the music from the late night band practices and recording sessions drifted into her dreams at night. Through the day, piano could almost always be heard coming from her step-dads studio. How could she not become a song writer? Jenny plans to sell many songs, for many different venues. She is open to any possibility, and definitely up to the challenge. Jenny's 1st CD is deeply lyrical. And the cording is a perfect match. She has just begun to send it out into Europe, the United States and now Canada. How did you write your songs? "I wrote all my music by randomly moving my fingers around on the guitar strings, and when I found the sound, I would draw lines for the strings, and dots for where my fingers were. Then I would look up the chords. I have no musical training, no concept of music theory, it's all by sound and feel. I prefer this approach, it leaves more room for originality." Isn't it difficult to write such good lyrics for a first album? "The writing seems easy, I have so many songs inside me. I can close my eyes, quiet my mind and then the stories just come to me. All the songs on my debut album were written years ago, but I didn't want to scrap them because I knew they could become something wonderful. I'm now working on new songs and they are even better." Is it true that your album was recorded and produced in a completely off grid studio that's home to Juno Award Winner Errol Francis (aka Errol Starr)? "Yes, and I couldn't have done it without the deeply talented assistance of Errol, he made my songs complete. My "soundman" Glenn Woods did all the keyboard work on my album. Glenn's musical career includes over 10 years with 'The Tuesday Night Blues Band' and many rockin' nights with the 'Moonriver Crooks.' Mike Martel did some really great drum kit work on my "REM Man" song, and Robbie Anderman's flute work on "Daffodil Girl" is haunting and beautiful." Jenny's voice is very unique, and even seasoned producers can't quite put their finger on her sound. She has lived various places over the years, but she has now moved back to her home town, bought the house she was raised in, and is reclaiming the 'Street of Dreams Studio.' The sign on her studio door reads: 'Street of Dreams Studio... The dream continues.' Don't miss a chance to hear this girl in action!