Jenn Dashney, born in Woodland, CA, has been playing music professionally since age 9. At the young age of 25, she has already made a name for herself in several genres: Bluegrass, Funk, Latin, Rock, and Hip-Hop. Playing in several bluegrass groups as a little girl, Jenn was already bringing new and innovative ideas to the table. At 16, she formed the famed Portland, OR band - Grooveyard. www.grooveyard.org After a great 7 year run with Grooveyard and two albums, Jenn decided to go solo. Since her solo career began, she has played with several amazing bands and appeared on 8 records. For more information on Jenn's discography, join the mailing list!
Jenn is currently working on her solo debut album at East to West studios in Portland, OR. The album is due to release late spring 2005.
I love playing live. Live shows are why I play music. Its all about the connection with the fans.
This is always such a tough question. I love Stevie Wonder, Love Jones, Pharcyde, The Roots, Laurie Lewis, Nickel Creek, Gwen Stefani, Ray Charles, Norah Jones, John Mayer... a very eclectic variety. I think that really comes through in my music. I just love good songs. Great music that has the power to evoke emotion - with or without lyrics.
I play guitar, mandolin, sing, and write. My album has all kinds of instrumentation.