Produced by Marc Copley and Matt Brown. Recorded in NYC at the Copleycabana and at Electrokitty and the Track Shack in Seattle.
Credits: JL- vocals, acoustic guitar, piano ; Marc Copely - electric, acoustic and bass guitars, vocals ; Matt Brown -electric, acoustic and bass guitars ; Keith Lowe -bass ; Chris Stromquist -drums ; Clancy -percussion ; Ryan Shea Smith -Hammond, piano ; Orville Johnson -dobro ; Jon Hyde -pedal steel ; Juliet Tondowski -vocals
"The arrival of a major new talent. From the sound of the trenchant folk/blues of Gods & Nations, and the driving, impassioned emotion at the heart of "Patron", Leonhardt is a gale force to be reckoned with."
-Luke Torn, Pop Culture Press
"A great album." -Martin Vowles, RootsCD.com (UK)
A Paste Recommends Indie Album (April 2008) - Paste Magazine
"A stirring songwriter, Leonhardt plays blues with vivid modern lyrics and harmonies. For her latest album, she wove the influence of her family of artists and musicians and the impact of Katrina into flowing Americana ballads."
"Gods & Nations comprises a mix of acoustic and electric-textured songs, evoking folk and blues in ways that sound contemporary, relevant and, most importantly, compelling. Weaved seamlessly throughout the record is Leonhardt's voice, a striking and soulful instrument, which deftly varies in tone to suit the architecture of each song." -Blogcritics
Top 20 Americana Songs of 2008 ["Homeland"] -Scott Majors, KRVM (Eugene, OR)
"Gods & Nations is as raw and genuine as you're going to find." -David Baker, 1340 Mag
"An up-and-coming unique artist out of Austin." -Carolyn Holzman, Austin Music Download
"Jennifer is a music phenomenon who's star is rising- she's not a copy of anybody." -KPAS-TV, Los Angeles
"My favorite singer-songwriter out of Austin."
"Crossroads Bob" Rice, KYRS (Spokane WA)