"Music has always been a place of great joy and community for me, and a refuge in times of challenge. It is a steady companion and keeper of my deepest thoughts and feelings. I along with millions am making the journey through the cancer experience and the songs on this CD are ones that I've written while on this journey, plus one I am revisiting. The illness has been a great teacher and I have learned how to take a sour experience and turn it into something sweet. I hope you enjoy this batch of lemonade!" -- Jennifer
"A graceful guitarist and songwriter whose subtle style places her somewhere between Joni Mitchell's open-tuning confessions and jazz adventurer Patricia Barber." -- Bliss / Pasadena Weekly
Hello! I am happy to say this is my fourth CD. It's been several years since the recording of "Nonodey" but "Lemonade" is especially meaningful to me on several levels, and I feel worth the wait. Not only because I got to produce it myself, but I had the opportunity to work with the fabulous Los Angeles guitarist Riner Scivally and percussionist Jerry Kalaf whom I've wanted to record with for many years. We recorded in a very simple "old school" style where we set up in a circle in the same room and played live without headphones. This took us four days. I tell you, it was a revelation and something I have wanted to do ever since the recording of the song "I Have A Ladder" on my second CD "Eye of the Storm". It was the first song I recorded in that fashion and it left a strong impression. There were no lead vocal fixes on "Lemonade" and we did a minimum of vocal harmony and vibe overdubbing. For me, this is the way to record, with a small ensemble and very intimate.
If you are interested in hearing samples from my first three CDs, just click on the Artist Website link on this page. I hope you enjoy my new CD!