Similar To: KT Tunstall, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
√¢‚Ç¨≈ìMacDonald sounded like the proverbial √¢‚Ç¨Àúold soul in a young body√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢" √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú (Stephen Cooke/The Chronicle Herald)
Known as √¢‚Ç¨Àúthe small girl with the big voice√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢, Jenny MacDonald is making her mark as a charismatic, audacious, and prolific songwriter and performer - skilled beyond her years. Working alongside high-profile musicians such as Grammy Award winning Gordie Sampson, Steve MacDougall (Slowcoaster)
, The Hupman Brothers, Ian Sherwood, and Carleton Stone, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìMacDonald√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s craft is developing in all the right ways.√¢‚Ç¨¬ù (Stephen Cooke/The Chronicle Herald).
Nominated for two Nova Scotia Music Awards, including 2011 Blues Album of the Year, and 2011 Digital Artist of the Year, MacDonald's fan-funded sophomore release, "Bye, Bye, Mr. Bluesman" weaves through stories of 'hellos', 'goodbyes', frustrations, and butterflies in a mix of blues and 20s-inspired swing.
"Just put your disc in...I am so blown away...This is a trip into the best part of music. Rock, blues, roots you name it, all perfectly packed into one song, then into the next!...I know this will break you out! Out!" - (Jerry Neville/Annapolis Valley Radio)
Recorded by East Coast Music Award recipient Scott Hupman (The Hupman Brothers), the album features a number of prominent Canadian musicians including; Ian Sherwood, Rob Crowell (The Mellotones/Deer Tick), Matt Myer (Gypsophelia), Ryan Hupman (The Hupman Brothers), Caleb Miles (The Hupman Brothers Band), and more.
The 2011 release, alongside MacDonald√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s debut, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìJenny Kissed Me√¢‚Ç¨¬ù (2008), receives regular airplay among local, regional, and national stations and has been featured in many press and media avenues such as: CBC Radio One√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìDefinitely Not the Opera√¢‚Ç¨¬ù (DNTO), CBC Radio One√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìAtlantic Airwaves√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, Q104√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìRoute 104√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, AVR√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìMorning Show√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, 1015 The Hawk√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìEast Coast Rising√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, 989XFM√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìSounds Atlantic√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, KRock√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìBlues Show√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, Eastlink Television√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s √¢‚Ç¨≈ìEastlink Magazine√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, CKWS√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ √¢‚Ç¨≈ìKingston News√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, The Chonicle Herald (Halifax/Daily), The Casket (Antigonish/Weekly), North Oakville Today (Oakville, ON/Daily), The Grapevine (Annapolis Valley/Bi-weekly), and more.
A graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College's Music Arts and Music Business program, receiving the program's "Highest Achievement Award", Jenny MacDonald has studied under a number of musicians, composers, studio engineers, promoters, and music business professionals in and outside of the college's walls including; Gordie Sampson (Songwriter), Tom Easley (Hot Toddy), Waye Mason (Halifax Pop Explosion), Matt Charlton (Pigeon Row Publicity), Erin Costello (Songwriter/Performer), Jorge Chicoy, Avi Garcia, and Silvio Pupo (Los Primos - CUBA), and many more.
From intimate performances in soft-seat theatre venues, to high-energy bar shows, MacDonald delivers a whole-hearted performance whether driving her way through the blues, stomping her way through dirty rock songs, swinging through jazz tunes, or resting peacefully in a touching love song. A songwriting style that weaves its way between everyday life and a world of make-believe, it will leave you wondering which stories are really true, and which are a creation of her imagination.
The Chronicle Herald√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s, Jeremy Webb sums it up; √¢‚Ç¨≈ì√¢‚Ç¨¬¶MacDonald is clearly going places√¢‚Ç¨¬ù.