Jen Hirsh's "Myself in Two" Out Now
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:25:21
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Singer Jen Hirsh is releasing her album, Myself in Two amidst a musical climate where good music is finally synonymous with "cool" music, an era during which Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding win Grammys over the likes of Justin Bieber and Eminem; where artists like Feist can release fantastic albums that sound like quality adult contemporary but are adopted by both the mainstream and indie crowds. Jen Hirsh proves that the simplicity of soulful vocal musicianship over well-crafted songs is the path less traveled, yet just as worthwhile.
Hirsh has been dominating both coasts for quite some time now. In Boston, she was a touted member of the elite jazz world and when she wasn't sharing the stage with icons such as Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Gloria Estefan, Steve Gadd, Abe Laboriel, and Michel Camilo, could be found improvising at hole in the wall staple Wally's. After taking hold of the Boston music scene, she relocated to New York where you could find her playing her original songs packed gigs at celebrated venues.
Myself in Two is a collaboration between Hirsh and songwriter/guitarist Adam Tressler. The album features an all-star cast including producer Max Coane (Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin), Patrick Warren on keyboard and piano (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow), and world-renowned mixing engineer Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney.)
Check out Hirsch at the Hotel Cafe release show in LA on March 5th.
Are you going to check out Jen Hirsch? You should!