It is always easy to pigeonhole a singer/songwriter into the folk
category, but not so when it comes to Jenn Adams. Gathering elements
from a diverse musical background, Jenn's style is clean and creative.
She grew up listening to everything from big-band sounds to Otis Redding
to Mozart and John Denver. "I was about 10 when I fell in love
with Wes Montgomery and Miles Davis. But I was also influenced by
pop-rock groups and singer-songwriters like Bonnie Raitt, Ricki Lee
Jones and Joni Mitchell."
Since the 1997 debut of her first album, "Water" released independently
in the U.S. and on Taxim records in Europe, Jenn has continually toured throughout
the West. She has worked as a backup singer, studio musician and occasional bass
player for a variety of bands. One of the most exciting young artists to emerge
from the Northwest folk scene in recent memory, word of Jenn¹s talent is
spreading outside the region as well. She won first place at the 2001 Folk and
Bluegrass Festival Songwriters Contest in Park City, UT and was selected as a
finalist at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Contest in Lyons, CO.
In July, 2001 "In the Pool", Adams second release, debuted at #66 on
the Americana chart, Album Net.
This year finds Adams continuing to redefine contemporary folk music, touring
and promoting her three independent releases and building her grassroots following.