“A gift to the more traditional country fan. With some quality melodies it even manages a neat commercial edge. Fans of high quality country music with an echo of the past should give it a spin. It’s quite impressive.”
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Jenna Rae from Merriam, Kansas is best known for her “genuine, honest, and straightforward” songwriting. Her vocal tone is unique and has most often been compared to Iris Dement, Kitty Wells, and Tammy Wynette. Her songwriting journey began when she was in college playing the tenor saxophone in the Pittsburg State University marching band. She started learning banjo in between studying for nursing exams and formed a folk rock band named “Deadeye”. Jenna learned she had a passion for songwriting and when Deadeye was not able to play as often as she wanted, she started learning acoustic guitar and playing solo shows.
After four years of full time nursing work, Jenna cut back on her nursing hours to pursue music. In July of 2018, she released her debut album “Workin’ Woman” produced by her partner Martin Farrell Jr. out of their home studio. The album received great reviews from listeners and even earned a four star album review in Europe’s Country Music People Magazine, sharing a page with Willie Nelson.
“She Started Drinkin’ Again” was named one of the top country songs of the year by Rocky Mountain Radio and “Angels Among Us” found it’s way on an official Spotify curated playlist called Cosmic Country. “Love Havin’ Company” was featured on an upcoming artist playlist by Ditty TV and River Trade Radio said the album was one of their favorite 2018 releases.
In January of 2019, Jenna Rae and long time friend Kahlen Mitchell started a four piece, hard-driving bluegrass group called Unfit Wives. The band features Jenna Rae on acoustic guitar, Kahlen Mitchell on upright bass, Shannon O’Shea on fiddle and Monica Greenwood on Mandolin. Each artist brings their own original songs, cover songs and vibe to the band and the group quickly became a Lawrence favorite. According to I Heart Local Music “ No one has had a better 2019 than Unfit Wives and Lawrence, Kansas just can’t get enough of them.” (https://iheartlocalmusic.com/2019/11/25/no-one-had-a-better-2019-than-unfit-wives/). Jenna was featured on the cover of I Heart Local Music fall magazine. An article inside the magazine told about about the explosion of Unfit Wives as well as Jenna’s work with Lost Cowgirl Records.
Jenna founded the Kansas City based record label Lost Cowgirl Records with Martin Farrell Jr and released “Workin’ Woman” through this label. Since then, she has helped with the release of “Vinegar” by Julie Bennett Hume and “Music is Medicine” by Elexa Dawson. Jenna’s goals for Lost Cowgirl Records is to help artist’s reach a wider audience and to provide a platform for country music lovers to discover unique sounding, female fronted americana music. Jenna has been recording live video, single mic recordings out of her home studio for the past year for artists as well as hosting monthly Lost Cowgirl Records Songwriter rounds. For more information visit www.thelostcowgirl.com