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Chasing Giants
     

Chasing Giants

by Jennie Arnau
 
On her fifth independently released album, South Carolina native Jennie Arnau sings songs with a cowgirl's spirit searching for answers. The imagery of the Old West and rural Americana is firmly stamped on this music that reflects pure country and folk roots, with just a small sample of big-city sophistication. Help from veteran jazz and studio keyboardist Pete Levin,

Overview

On her fifth independently released album, South Carolina native Jennie Arnau sings songs with a cowgirl's spirit searching for answers. The imagery of the Old West and rural Americana is firmly stamped on this music that reflects pure country and folk roots, with just a small sample of big-city sophistication. Help from veteran jazz and studio keyboardist Pete Levin, guitarist Rod Hohl, and various string players adds further to this out-of-town feeling, as Arnau's pliable and pleasant voice tells tales of her youth, growing up in doubt, and wandering through the innocence of childhood. She enjoys fantasy stories brought to life in songs such as the love tryst between "The Sparrow & the Gods" in a rock/pop format, punctuated by Levin's B-3. Some rock-oriented tunes may expose a strained vocal component, but when Arnau sings comfortably in lighthearted refrains, as on the waltz "Safe Tonight" or "Jack B Nimble" in references to daddy, the little girl in her grows up quickly. She speaks of being turned around by life's circumstance, evinces what could have been, or understands the roller-coaster ride of everyday living on "Bouncing Ball," alongside the plucky banjo playing of the always brilliant Noam Pikelny. In a somewhat retro fashion, Jennie Arnau is becoming an adult before our ears on these recordings that show she is indeed walking in the footsteps of giants instead of trying to be more like them.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0800314909927
catalogNumber:
49099

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Performance Credits

Jennie Arnau   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kevn Kinney   Guitar,Background Vocals
Pete Levin   Organ,Piano
Roberto Ruiz   Electric Bass
Trina Shoemaker   Background Vocals
Phil Palazzolo   Bass,Drums,Background Vocals
Schnier   Guitar,Mandolin
Rod Hohl   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Alan Lerner   Drums
Skip Ward   Upright Bass
Noam Pikelny   Banjo
Charles Burst   Drums
Tejas Singh   Background Vocals
Rich Hinman   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Grady Dennis   Tambourine
Eleanor Blythe   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Pete Levin   Engineer
Steve Morris   Illustrations
Trina Shoemaker   Producer
Phil Palazzolo   Engineer
Jennie Arnau   Composer,Producer
Rod Hohl   Engineer
Charles Burst   Engineer
Michael Trepagnier   Engineer
Benny Steele   Engineer

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