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Jenny Bruce

by Jenny Bruce

“Her self-titled debut is a delirious mix of emotional, narrative, and stream-of-consciousness writing powered by her elegant, but wizened vocals. A lot of women picked up guitars to join the Lilith trend, but Bruce is the real thing.” - Don Moorehous
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1. Music to My Ears
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2. Ruby
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3. Goodgirl
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4. Uptown
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5. China Doll
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6. Freddy
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8. Fairy Tale
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9. Invisible
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album features "Music To My Ears" as heard on Dawson's Creek!

Jenny Bruce's connection with people both on and off-stage is at the core of her songs' broad appeal and accessibility. A self-defined "people person," Bruce writes most of her songs on the crowded subways and streets of New York. Bruce delivers her well-crafted lyrics and melodies with a voice that often conjures up comparisons to Paula Cole, Sarah McLachlan and Annie Lennox.

Bruce grew up in Manhattan where no family gathering was complete without a sing-along around the family prize possession, a Mason & Hamlin grand piano. She began singing and writing her own songs as soon as she could reach the keys. Bruce proudly credits "a long line of heavy drinkin', mediocre pianists" for the music in her veins (her grandfather earned a living during the depression playing piano in theaters to accompany silent movies). "Nearly every member of my family on both sides plays an instrument and sings. We ate music for breakfast, lunch and dinner."

As a junior in college, Bruce travelled to Paris where she supported herself working as a singing waitress by night and busking in the metro by day. An A&R man from Polydor Records spotted her underground and invited her to the label's studio to demo a few songs. Dissatisfied with the material, Bruce was determined to focus on her own songwriting. Bruce eventually returned to New York (after nearly 4 years in France) and graduated from Barnard College. Soon after she began performing regularly in New York clubs while working on her first independent, self-titled CD.

Early in 2000, Bruce was lamenting the lack of a New York music community with fellow singer/songwriter, Jo Davidson. Soon after they joined forces to create Urbanmuse, an artist group which includes 6 other accomplished NY artists. The group meets regularly to pool resources, offer support and every 4 months Urbanmuse presents a group show. Not only has Urbanmuse been a success on a personal and artistic level, but the group has also been receiving attention from the industry and press with positive articles in Billboard Magazine and NY Press.

A '99 New York Lilith Fair Talent Search, finalist, Bruce has earned many songwriting awards including first prize in the Billboard Song Contest. Songs from her Sophmore album, "Soul On Fire" can be heard on dozens of TV shows. "Left Of July" Bruce's third album is due out during the Summer of 2006.


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Stephanie Brice

Pleasing "To My Ears"
After having heard Music To My Ears on Dawson's Creek last year, I meant to buy this CD, but just kept forgetting about it. So, I finally got around to it. And I wish I would have sooner. This CD is wonderful! It's folksy, artistic, and fun! Jenny Bruce harkens back to the day when female artists (and yes I use the word artist, not musician) were soulful and spirited, pulling their words from a deeper place, not just to appease the mainstream. I can't wait to hear the next CD!

Kristen

Touching
I am addicted! Jenny has such a soothing voice, and really hard hitting lyrics. This is the first CD that I have bought that I play over and over and over and over again! She really is a special artist, and if you haven't heard her music, YOU MUST!!!! Can't wait for the new album!

Ralph Centanni

Amazing
Raw, honest emotion skillfully woven into pleasing melodies.

Carly

Love this record!
I actually bought Jenny's second album "Soul On Fire" first and loved it so much I wanted to see what other albums she had released. This record is really different from the second, but I absolutely love it! It is the perfect CD for a lazy day at home. Music To My Ears is one of the most beautiful songs I ever heard. Fairy Tale is heartbreakingly beautiful. A classic. The lyrics and the way she sings them go straight to the heart. I highly recommend both albums!

Chris

Heavenly
These are really great songs! Jenny has a voice both mature and pure. Her lyrics are universal and yet thought-provoking. Not obvious at all. I can't take this cd out of my cd player. Kind of soothing in a Nora Jones way, but with a little more bite. I highly recommend it.

Jos Van Den Boom, Brto-radio, Holland

THE ALBUM AS A WHOLE IS WONDROUSLY
When I first listened to Jenny Bruce I was taken by surprise. What a delicious blend of folk or whatever you want to call it. It immediately made clear to me that Jenny stands out from the herd as she delivers honest emotion in each and every one of these tracks. The album as a whole is wondrously, while Jenny’s beautiful voice and the sphere of her music occasionally evokes memories of Carly Simon to me. Jenny is totally right when she sings: “It’s music to my ears!”. I think in particular fans of Carly Simon should buy this Jenny Bruce-album.


Estrogen Music

Jenny Bruce is the real thing
Her beautifully simple vocal melodies massage your spirit as she sings about people, life, and various aspects of the human condition. She will soothe and calm you, you will sigh and agree. Her style is pop/rock that hints of blues but not enough that it ever gets cliche. She is honest, open, and real... Jenny Bruce is the real thing, spinning her tales patiently as if with the intent to be there when the dust has settled.

Matt Smith

Powerful and full...
Powerful and full...Jenny Bruce’s CD is something you can sink your teeth into.

Listen.com

Jenny Bruce's vibrant voice fronts stately piano pop
Jenny Bruce's vibrant voice fronts stately piano pop. Think of Tori Amos backing Annie Lennox -- or the sophisticated Adult Alternative Contemporary of Julia Fordham.

Spinrecords.com

Jenny Bruce is an artist...
Some people are entertainers, some are artists. Jenny Bruce is an artist.
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