Jenny Owen Youngs, singer/songwriter and natural history enthusiast
enny grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her new record, “An Unwavering Band of Light,” finds Jenny knee-deep in crunchy rock guitars, whispery string quartets, and a mixed bag of bizarre-o percussion… in other words, precisely where she wants to be.
She has toured extensively through the US, UK, and mainland Europe, both as headliner and support to artists such as Regina Spektor, Motion City Soundtrack, Aimee Mann, Kevin Devine, and Amanda Palmer. Her songs have been heard on Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Privileged, Life Unexpected, Switched at Birth, and in Victoria’s Secret stores the world over. Her spirit animals are Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, Tom Waits and Jack White.
“Funny, smart and quirky. A truly unconventional singer-songwriter.” – Rita Houston for NPR
“Honey-throated vocals and a deft ability to write both memorable hooks and saturnine ballads… Irresistible, infectious.” – Absolute Punk
“Best music I’ve heard.” – USA Today