MP3 Jennifer K. Bowen - Actuaria
Jennifer Bowen wrote these songs, which are performed by Mitch Snow, Roy Entrekin, and Megan Murphy, in a variety of bluegrass, country/pop, and folky pop styles.
8 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Bluegrass, POP: Folky Pop
Jennifer Bowen is a songwriting actuary whose songs are performed by other artists on this CD, although she sings "Danse Tous Les Jours." The first song on the CD, "Actuaria", attempts to explain what actuaries are and how they differ from "normal" humans!
Two songs on the CD have received Honorable Mentions in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest - "Danse Tous Les Jours" in 2001, and "Keep Your Eyes On The Horizon" in 2000. Another of her songs, "Spunky Lou Wants To Play" won an Honorable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in a later year, but is not included in this CD. It will be in a later offering.
Jennifer has worked for insurance companies since 1976, but only discovered songwriting in 1997. Before becoming an actuary, she earned a Master''s Degree in Romance Languages and Literature. She also took piano/organ lessons for 25 years (with a few years of guitar and violin). She continues to function in both the financial services and songwriting worlds. But as she finds increasing success with her music, her artistic and emotional side, which she spent so many years suppressing, is becoming more influential, demanding to be heard!
"Keep Your Eyes On The Horizon," sung by Megan Murphy, was produced by Chuck Beckler. The other seven songs were produced by Mitch Snow, who sings "Begonia Blossom". Roy Entrekin sings five songs on the CD. Mitch Snow sings background vocals and plays all instruments on the recordings he produced.
"Actuaria" was written after a co-worker jokingly suggested that she write a song about actuaries. "I''m Coming Home" was born during an airplane flight. Jennifer wrote "Keep Your Eyes on the Horizon" for her father''s 80th birthday. She wrote "Begonia Blossom" for her mother''s 75th birthday. A flash of insight about unconditional love led to "My Love Is In Your Hands". "You Should Be With Me" just happened; she''s not quite sure why. Jennifer wrote "Danse Touse Les Jours" for the 80th birthday of the mother of the French family she lived with as an exchange student during her senior year of high school. The lyrics to "The Friday Song" just needed to be written, especially once that music appeared.
Jennifer continues to write songs. You will hear more from her!