Recommended – Jenie Thai, Piano Blues and Roots, Uncorked on Main, Wednesday, January 20


Jenie Thai is a Roots and Blues, piano-playing singer-songwriter who will be doing a mini tour of Ontario from January 15 to 23. On January 18 she will be attending the Maple Blues Awards as a nominee in the Emerging Artist category.

Jenie is rapidly building a musical presence throughout the country with the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that’s conveyed through her songwriting. Jenie combines Classical technique, Jazz harmonics, and a life-long appreciation for Blues and Folk to produce a unique charm. She has been compared to an early Maria Muldaur soaked in the musical influences of Tom Waits and Bonnie Raitt.

With a lifetime of piano playing, a voice that spans more than three octaves, and a unique combination of influences, Jenie has been gaining international recognition. She was a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge (2014), was nominated for Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014), and was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (2012).

Website: Jenie Thai

YouTube Videos: So Lovely (Trio Live – drums and bass; blues)

Dreamers and Lovers (Trio Live – solo piano and harmony vocals; folk)                                          

Bandcamp: Only the Moon (latest CD; suggested tracks are track 2 So Lovely, track 7 Bruised Beaten and Worn, and track 9 Only the Moon).

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