Venue Address (Get Directions)The Half Moon
Date and Time
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Jenn Bostic Jenn Bostics career as a singer and songwriter began when she was 10 years old, in the back seat of her fathers car with her older brother on the way to school. A horrific crash that killed her dad, a musician who taught her folk songs like Sunny Side of the Street, and turned her on to Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, changed the 26-year-olds life forever.
The song, produced by Barrett Yeretsian, the writer/producer of the hit Jar of Hearts for Christina Perri, was discovered by noted U.K. DJ Simon Bates, who played it on his popular morning show on Smooth Radio, where the song immediately jumped into the stations Top 10 Most Played for the week. The song has now received over one million views on YouTube.
Born in Philadelphia, but raised in Waconia, Minnesota, a small town 30 miles west of Minneapolis, Jenn grew up singing with her family around the piano.
The first time I sat down at the piano after the accident, I shut my eyes and honestly felt my dads presence next to me, she explains. I poured my heart into those first few songs. The only way I could connect with him was when I played music. I still feel that way.
Jenn went on to perform wherever she could, sitting in with a local roots band, Traveled Ground, that consisted of teachers from her middle and high school, and once included her father on accordion. She went east to attend the famed Berklee School of Music, where she honed her performance skills while studying music education, a field still vitally important to her. After graduation, she relocated to Nashville, where she fell in with the local community, taking part in writers rounds and performing on a regular basis.
The biggest thing Ive learned as an artist is to stop worrying about what I think everybody else wants and to write music that I love, she says. When I started to focus on touching lives, thats when things started happening, and thats what makes me happy.