Boston born Jen Kearney has spent some time seasoning her particular musical style and flavor. As a child she spent a great deal of time listening to any and all music she could and taught herself to play the piano and guitar by ear. After a brief time studying music in college, Jen began writing songs and singing. She started frequenting open mic nights and broke into the local music scene.
Jen has recorded and released six full self-produced studio albums and has done session work on many other projects. She has toured locally and nationally as a solo act and with a full band. She has played shows supporting such acts as: Los Lobos, Daryl Hall, Mavis Staples, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Derek Trucks Band.
Her latest album, “Age of Blame” is truly an amalgam of musical styles ranging from soul, R&B and funk- to rock, latin and jazz, while maintaining a singer/songwriter’s attention to lyrics and has met critical acclaim in Boston and beyond. She is currently at work on material for the next album.
Jen Kearney is a gifted singer who can belt out a song with the best of them. She puts a refreshing new spin on funk music, showing flashes of funks horn-drenched heyday in the 70s, but also modernizing it with thoughtfully conceived lyrics that surround the fun with a lot of stately maturity. Her new album further includes top-notch balladry and a touch of Latin excitement. And the climactic song Sanctuary in Sabotage is simply mesmerizing.
Steve Morse (Billboard, Rolling Stone)