MP3 Jennifer Friedman - You Are Creation
Contemporary acoustic folk by a phenomenal female vocalist in the great tradition of songwriting with a conscience
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Political, FOLK: like Joni
Jennifer grew up in the Midwest, where she first discovered her passion for singing and love for musical theatre. As a young girl, she was involved in all sorts of activities including community theatre, dance and vocal ensembles. As Jennifer finished up high school, she had a litany of theatre productions to her credit including Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pirates of Penzance, Bye Bye Birdie, and Sugar.
Almost as early as Jennifer discovered music, she recognized within herself a love for politics and the environment. She became politically active her first year in college, while observing the injustices occurring in the forest communities of Southern Illinois. Here she trained in nonviolent resistance, learned to climb trees, and found her "voice" singing rock and roll. After years of singing in a Grateful Dead cover band, Jennifer picked up the guitar and started tinkering around with basic chords. Almost as soon as she did, the songs came flowing out. So much so, that cover songs have never been a big part of her repertoire.
After moving to Oregon and bearing witness to the destruction of the Pacific Northwest forests, songs with a new flavor were being written. Songs that were steeped in the great tradition of folk music; protest songs that challenged the status quo and contemplated justice in an unjust society; songs that reflected her own spiritual transformation while working with Native American Tribes and sleeping underneath the stars to the sounds of Nature.
Jen made her last move to Colorado in 1999 in anticipation of finishing college. In Fort Collins, she sang back-up with a variety of rock and roll bands. Somewhere in the middle, she got serious about sharing her own music in her own way. For four years, Jennifer has performed solo acoustic shows in coffeehouses and clubs along the Front Range, sharing her vision of peace, justice, and community in today''s high paced high tech world. Today, Jennifer currently resides in Longmont, Colorado and is exploring exciting new musical opportunities and artistic collaborations in the Boulder/Longmont area.