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Molly Jenson

Sound description

Alternative folk-rock.

RIYL

Patty Griffin, Rachel Gordon, Portishead, Feist, Gillian Welch, Victoria Robertson, Sheryl Crow, the Cardigans

Current Status

As of late 2008, Jenson is living in Fullerton.

Influences

Sheryl Crow, Rufus Wainwright, Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, Harry Nilsson, Mazzy Starr, Leona Naess, Cardigans, Over the Rhine, Greg Laswell, Sheryl Crow, Gillian Welch, Seven Day Jesus, Rufus Wainwright, Stevie Wonder, Tori Amos, Feist

Discography

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Molly Jenson grew up in Rancho Bernardo, where her Christian family encouraged her interest in religious music. After attending Point Loma Nazarene, she began playing and performing a wide array of music, eventually hooking up with fellow Point Loma singer/songwriter Greg Laswell.

"I thought he was crazy [to want to produce me]," Jenson says of Laswell, "but we met one afternoon and wrote a song in our first meeting." Laswell eventually produced her 2005 debut CD Maybe Tomorrow, an independent release available online.

"I feel that independent musicians are getting more attention with music supervisors looking for unsigned artists to put on TV shows and movies," says Molly. "That is extremely encouraging, and I hope that interest pushes indie artists to create more music and push harder to reach their goals. Musicians will try to do this on their own and not look so much to labels for help."

In September 2007, Molly Jenson won a San Diego Music Award for "Best Acoustic." In April 2008, she signed with Bully! Pulpit Records/Nettwerk Music Group, who booked her on tours of Europe and Japan. The label also rereleased Maybe Tomorrow in 2009, with a new song and different cover artwork.

As of 2009, Jenson lives in Orange County.

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