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Review – Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010

-photos by Jill Latschislaw ebbs and flows ocean tides back and forth undulating (e)motions shore, lines watching longing sailing inner,most passions these dreams are The Love Songs of Jenn Grant www.myspace.com/jenngrant1 some,times it takes me a sleep to feel the words (welling up) the Emotions of a performance, it's a romance another chance encounter with the heart with dreams with beauty as soon as Jenn's 65 minute set began i knew i had another date, with a gorgeous voice and more endearing enchanting between song bante(ring) every set is a marriage a holy thing an act of faith a leap an open heart between Lovers. audience and musicians/ O, beautiful hearts there were about 100 beautiful hearts last night at the best venue in Winnipeg The Park Theatre with an owner (Erick) who passionately cares and shares his sculpted dreams/ he molds visions from clay and fires them in the kiln with Love. expanding contracting refracting melodies Jenn Grant's tunes and harmonies graceful movement an ocean dance like tides rolling in and out
Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010. Jill Latschislaw photo

Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010. Jill Latschislaw photo

smoothly caressing our rocky spines (these magnificent tingles) our easily accessible shorelines with Love. Rainy Day Heartbreaker You'll Go Far Two of You Week or Two Dreamer Unique New York White Horses All Year SBSS Let's Get Started encore, Where Are You Now Don't Lose Yourself every female singer i have seen who records under the Six Shooter Records banner is the possessor of (with Love) a(n enormously) gorgeous voice and (wondrously) thoughtful poetic songs lyrics like Cohen like Waits like silk sliding and gliding and riding our naked/most topography these curves these hills these valleys these peaks these astonishing tingles Jenn Grant is with Love her voice breathes lightly in your ear and whispers gently in your heart pulsing and coursing through veins and arteries this is life with Love, and this is Now and how when the moment becomes where an uncommon dare and why is the moon and the stars and oceans dance oceans d a n c e this is romance of beautiful hearts The Love Songs of Jenn Grant a gorgeous(ly) harmonizing (with Love) band, Kinley Dowling, violin, viola Sean MacGillivray, bass and seriously fun dance boogie Dave Christianson, keys, bass clarinet
Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010. Jill Latschislaw photo

Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010. Jill Latschislaw photo

highlight songs, heartbreaker you'll go far week or two dreamer white horses (layers of gorgeous) all year (incredible handclaps that the audience joins in on) the stunning Laura Veirs cover, Don't Lose Yourself and a song played on a newly purchased 20$ guitar (in Winnipeg) in the audience on the floor her band,mates harmonizing Let's Get Started as she strolled around in her cowboy boots scuffling the concrete (once movie/house) floors. last night, i know the show of the night was at the WECC The Great Bloomers Wooden Sky and RAA (the dancing!) but without a shadow of doubt The Voice of the night The Beauty of sharing hearts of stories and wonderful humor was at The Park Theatre Jenn Grant and her band! February 9.
Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010. Jill Latschislaw photo

Jenn Grant at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Feb 9 2010. Jill Latschislaw photo

About Eugene Osudar

“born, august 16, 1963. i’m 45, and yes, i’m getting too old for this. bring out the rocking chair. my first concert, november 1978, elvis costello and the attractions. i was 15. their blisteringly brilliant 65 minute set only served somebody to affirm my new direction in the musical parallel universes, new wave punk alternative, oh sanctity oh celebration (!Freedom!) college radio! i’m old, i’m used up and i’m free. i see 50something Full sets of music every month and dance most of them. and when i dance, i mean to say, I Dance and Celebrate, 2/3/4 hours a night. The Gaslight Anthem. The Boss. The Weber Brothers. The Wind Ups. i’ll dance with Los Campesinos. i’ll move to The Long Winters. The Replacements. Husker Du. The Pogues. oh elvis costello, oh Clash! i could go/go/go Gogol Bordello forever. L(eonard) Cohen. come, Dance With Me (Old 97s) wherever you may be, sincerely, eugene
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