Jenn Grant is a sublime singer-songwriter based in Nova Scotia and born of PEI. This Canadian gem has five albums with one EP to her name and is garnering quite the acclaim for her engaging stage presence and gorgeous voice, leaving audiences breathless. With her heralded singer and songwriter talents, Grant has been nominated for two 2015 Juno awards: Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.
Having begun performing in her early teens, Grant has had quite the musical and artistic journey since. A graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Grant continues to paint and is surrounded by talent. Her brother Daniel Grant, an award winning cinematographer and husband Daniel Ledwell, a 2014 ECMA winner for Producer of the Year are both a part of her musical sphere. This captivating songbird has collaborated with Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer and Jill Barber to name just a few, also opening for The Weakerthans. Her most recent album Compostela was released late 2014, meaning “Field of Stars” described as a “balladry of melodic storytelling” and “teetering on psychedelic folk”.
Grant’s song “Dreamer”, from her Album Orchestra for the Moon is featured as the theme song on CBC’s Heartland and her tune “Make It Home Tonight” was spotlit at the end of a Flashpoint episode. Compostela features flutes, harps, violins, congas, wurlitzer piano and lap steel all collaborating with her seemingly effortless singing. In a place of new beginnings, Jenn Grant says herself “the time is here and now” and she is sure to captivate us with her magic, charm and velvety voice on February 28th through the generous support of Dickson Ford of Thamesville.
Mona Natvik, The Mary Webb Centre