I have a confession to make. I think I’m a lesbian in a gay man’s body. It’s true. I swear! Ask anyone who knows me and they will doubtless agree. My heroes are Wonder Woman and Xena and I have an obsession with girl musicians. For example, my idea of a fun Wednesday night (specifically, this coming Wednesday night) might include a trip over to 3rd and Lindsley to check out local rocker Jen Foster opening up the stage for the phenomenal alt-country stylings of The Wailin’ Jennys.
“I was super-jealous when I heard their name,” said Foster with a laugh in a phone conversation with "O&AN," “I was going to put a side project together and I wanted to call it “The Little Jennies” but that’s just too close now.”
The show is bound to be a great one with Foster’s powerhouse pop distilled to an organic acoustic perfection well befitting the Texan troubadour’s already rootsy presence —anyone who’s been to Foster’s recent shows alongside Stephanie Callahan and Cathey Stamps know what I’m talking about—setting the stage perfectly for the listener to transition into The Wailin’ Jennys’ trademark Bluegrass immersed three-part harmonies. Their sound calls to mind the two “Trio” albums performed by country music divas Linda Rhondstat, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton by way of more modern alt-country acts like Tres Chicas or Hem.
“I’m honored to share the stage with this group of ladies,” Foster said enthusiastically, “They are definitely up-and-comers worth keeping an eye on because they are going in some great directions!”
Jen Foster and the Wailin’ Jennys will be performing at 3rd and Lindsley on Wednesday, Oct. 25. For more information on The Wailin’ Jennys go to http://www.thewailinjennys.com/.