Americana Rising: Featuring Kristen Englenz, Jason Erie, & Jon Latham
From the venue:
Kristen Englenz paints musical stories of heartache and yearning with a soulful sensibility both intimately aching and defiant with hope. A misfit renaissance woman, Englenz is a classically trained pianist, french hornist, guitarist, international bird-calling champion, and visual artist. Roots music journal No Depression called Englenz’s music “stream of consciousness Beat poetry imbued with good-down-home Southern sensibility.” And Stomp&Stammer said, “There is a stirring intimacy to these performances that holds you in their grasp.”
Englenz’s debut album, ingénue, was recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy nominee and producer Ken Coomer, former drummer for Wilco. It includes a collaboration with five-time Grammy winning gospel legends, The Blind Boys of Alabama, on “Pray for Rain” recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals.