Jenny Dalton has a new retreat in a 130 yr old house hidden away from her Minneapolis stomping grounds and surrounded by the natural beauty of a charming river town. In her new place, she writes, records and produces piano-based moody pop music.
Lately, Jenny has been influenced by folk art, folk medicine, folk lore, etc. She looked into her family tree and found interesting tales: 4 ancestors executed in the Salem Witch Trials, a Dutch tradesman who came to New York and married a Mohawk "princess" named Ots-Toch. These discoveries along with the urge to reconnect with folk wisdom and ways have woven their threads in the songs for the new Blood Folk EP (a 5-song, digital release).
Some songs were self-produced at Jenny's home, but for the tracks she recorded as a band, they worked at Essential Sessions where Jenny tracked her first two albums. The band members include Dan Greenwood (Cloud Cult) on drums, Deborah Copperud (Cloud Cult) on cello, Sean Hoffman (Mark Mallman, Giravves, Crossing Guards) on bass along with Adam Marx and Cody Weigel (Seawhores) who contributed bass and guitar on the recordings.
Dalton taught herself how to play piano and began composing original songs at 8 yrs old. She was influenced by post-punk era bands, and her music has been compared to artists like Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Sia, Vienna Teng and others.