OpenJENNIFER LIND has a flair for ballads and has a unique crossover sound of cowboy/folk style music that captures your attention. A member of the Western Music Association (WMA) and the Academy of Western Artists (AWA), she released her first CD, “Cowboy State of Mind” in 2009. Her second CD, “Christmas State of Mind” was released in fall 2015.
When asked about her musical background, she speaks of her talented family. Her mother was an Opera singer at a young age and released records in her teens. Her Grandfather taught accordian for over 25 years and owned the Blue Note Music Store in Stockton, California. At age 12, her mother bought her a 12-string guitar. Jennifer asked a neighbor rock and roll guitarist if he would teach her a few chords. He taught her just enough to be able to work out a few popular folk songs.
At 17, she put her guitar down as life took a different turn. She met her husband Andrew (best friend, now sound man) in 1986. They were married in six months and had three children together. Taking care of her family was the most important thing to her. Her husband stated, “Even though she stopped playing her guitar, she never stopped singing.” Five years ago, Andrew purchased a new Martin guitar for Jennifer and she soon followed her dream. She took a few guitar lessons, started performing, recorded her album and became a performing member of the WMA. She crossed paths with what she calls her “Trail Boss” producer, engineer and friend, Jason Barney. With friends and talented musicians, together they produced “Cowboy State of Mind.” All songs were written by Randy Sparks, except “Old Cowboy” which was written by Jason Barney.
Now a member of the New Christy Minstrels folk group, Jennifer enjoys performing a wide range of musical genres She says, “I sing songs that adapt to the ever-changing world of a variety of American music including: Blues, Western, Country, Folk, Pop, and even a little Motown. My goal as an artist is to share music that will resonate deeply in the memories of each member of the audience. Every song is like sharing a piece of our life’s history together.”
Repertory East Playhouse – 24266 Main St, Newhall, CA 91321
Doors Open 7:00 PM, Concert 8:00 PM
Reservation Hot Line: 661.255.7087
General: $25 Click here for tickets
Member WMA, SCVHS, FOHP: $20 Click here for tickets
SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series is part of Thursdays@Newhall and made possible by SCVTV, OutWest, Repertory East Playhouse, and the Western Music Association California Chapter. Special “Thank You” to the Magazine of Santa Clarita.