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“A gift to the more traditional country fan. With 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.” -Country Music People Music Magazine
Jenna Rae from Merriam, Kansas is best known for her “genuine, honest, and straightforward” songwriting and her unique vocal tone. 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 played in a folk rock band named “Deadeye”.
Songwriting became a big part of Jenna's life after graduating nursing school -writing songs to wind down after a long hard day on the job and on her days off. Being a nurse requires empathy and Jenna noticed songwriting required empathy as well. Also similar to nursing, music can help and heal people. Jenna cut back on her nursing hours to pursue a music career in 2018 but has never fully quit her job. She takes time to listen to her patients and gather writing inspiration from their stories of strength and pain. In July of 2018, she released her debut album “Workin’ Woman” produced by her partner Martin Farrell Jr.
- “She Started Drinkin’ Again” named one of the top country songs of the year by Rocky Mountain Radio.
- “Angels Among Us” featured on an official Spotify curated cosmic country playlist.
- “Love Havin’ Company” featured on Ditty tv's upcoming artist playlist.
- listed as "top 20 albums of the year in 2018" by river trade radio.
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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.
Unfit Wives were featured on the cover of I Heart Local Music's 2019 fall magazine with Jenna on the cover. The article inside the magazine told about about the explosion of Unfit Wives as well as Jenna’s work with Lost Cowgirl Records. Jennahas been producing Unfit Wives debut album (with help from Martin) out of Lost Cowgirl Records studio. Three singles have are currently available on all platforms. The band will release a full length album in 2021 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
1. “Vinegar” by Julie Bennett Hume
2. “Music is Medicine” by Elexa Dawson
3. "Moonflower" by Lily B Moonflower
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