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Jenny Van West: Happiness to Burn Album Release Party
April 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland release show featuring with Matthew Baker, Dan Koloski, Lisa Redfern, Ness Smith-Savedoff, & more!
After performing at the world famous SXSW festival this March, Jenny Van West returns to Portland to release her newest album, Happiness to Burn.
This is Van West’s second full-length album following 2015’s Something Real and a 2016 EP, Honey and Hive. Happiness to Burn consists of 10 vocally driven originals that fuse folk, rock, swing and country. Music that Van West describes as Confessional fiction and Buddhist Gospel music or as she explains, Music in the form of songs that sound old, but are new– music that connects the landscapes of introspection and lived, personal experience.
The album was produced by Los Angeles singer-songwriter and producer Shane Alexander, who also lent vocals and guitar to the mix. He also brought in Jesse Siebenberg (Lukas Nelson Promise of the Real) for steel and dobro, Carl Byron (Jackson Browne) for piano, organ and accordion, Ted Russell Kamp (Shooter Jennings) on bass, Austin Beede (Grateful Shred, Todd Hannigan) on drums and Justine Bennett (Jacob Dylan) on vocals.
A soothing yet riveting stage presence and a voice that engenders depth, compassion and love, with the ability to write songs that sound like instant classics. Happiness to Burn will gratify old fans and wow the new fans.