Bio

Indie Alt Folk Canadian Singer/Songwriter with guitar. Born in 1973.

Jenny Naish is a  Music NL 2021 'Alternative Artist of the Year' nominee living in St. John's, Newfoundland, raised up in Arva, Ontario, the new home of Canada's famous Red River cereal.

Jenny writes, performs, records and publishes to connect & entertain. Whether it's up on stage, at the pub, around the campfire, in the park or on the side of Water Street, Jenny brings extensive gift of the theatre along with her stage presence. Her unique alto voice goes from earthy to ethereal as she sings & plays guitar originals & cover songs including many selections from the Canadian Canon and beyond including Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot & Ron Hynes.

Last Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2023, Jenny released her 1st full-length album 'Expecting You'. This collection of 9 songs consists of Jenny's released singles  'Ever Since' & 'How Much', 1 newly released recording of her North American co-write 'Border of Tomorrow' , 2 Tom Ronan songs 'Unconditional' 'Oxygen' and 2 Rick McCue songs 'Train' & 'Light of Day' along with 2 previously unreleased original tracks from the archives 'Really Need You' & 'Mourning Song'!!! The album was digitally released through CD Baby and is available on Apple Music & Spotify and most streaming platforms! A physical CD release of the album is out now available to order here or Fred's Records, Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland.

On October 10, 2022 Jenny released 'The Border of Tomorrow' which was co-written at at a Justin Gray MDIIO online songwriting camp with three others from coast to coast in North America: Emma Lamontagne, Allison Hawkins & Narcis Hadzismajlovic! Thank you Dave Naish, for recording the vocal & guitar during a visit to his London, Ontario basement studio August 2022, and blessings to long distance musical collaborator Bayram Hamdi, in Tunisia, Africa, for jumping on the song with piano, electric strings & bass adding miraculous heart-felt orchestration & jazzy improvised instrumentations!!!!

Starting on New Year's day 2021 Jenny released her original single 'Ever Since' followed by 'How Much'  in the depths of winter, as well as releasing a version of Stompin' Tom Connors tragic ballad 'Jenny Donnelly'. 'How Much' appeared on the CBC Listen App Sounds of Newfoundland & Labrador Singer-Songwriter playlist while 'Ever Since' was featured on the City Of St. John's & Music NL's summer TRAILMIX Spotify Playlist as well as reaching #28 on the CIOE 97.5 FM East Coast Top 30 countdown with in Nova Scotia the week of August 28, 2021. In 2022 Ever Since was placed on the Spotify/Soundcloud "Music NL International Women's Day Playlist" Newfoundland & Labrador.

October 15th, 2021 Jenny released her recording of Rick McCue's song 'Light of Day' and followed that up with a single release March 22, 2022 of Rick's song 'Train'.' Light of Day' is featured on the 2022 SingSong Inc. Newfoundland & Labrador Come Home Year playlist.  In the fall of 2022 'Train' placed on the CIOE 97.5 FM East Coast Top 30 for a total of 6 weeks debuting at #17 !!!!

In 2020 Jenny recorded & released the Tom Ronan songs 'Unconditional' & 'Oxygen' with Tom Ronan & Lee Tizzard and in 2019 she was a featured vocalist for Tom & Lee's Modern Archetypes album Plausible Deniability on the song Rave in Kelligrews a rave worthy dance electronic update on the traditional Newfoundland folk classic The Kelligrews Soiree.

Jenny is a verified Google artist and you can also find her on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, You Tube, Apple, Spotify, and other digital music streaming platforms. Jenny independently releases her music through CD Baby and is a member of MusicNL, The Ecma's, MDIIO, Socan, Women in Music Canada and Indie Week. 

In April 2022  Alt-Folk singer Jenny Naish was featured & interviewed for the CBC Radio One program "FIRST LISTEN" with  host Paula Gale. You could find this interview on the CBC Radio Listen App or right here on the website however the link is broken and, …brb!

April 2023 Jenny rehearsed, acted, performed, composed & sang with her uke in an interactive dance/theatre/art piece called  'The Juniper Tree' . Conceived by visual artists Mitzi Pappas Smyth & Kelly Jane Bruton & dramaturged & directed by the incredible Jeannette Lambermont-Morey & also starring Bridget Wareham & Andrya Duff at the Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts & Culture Centre, St. John's, NL. This production was reworked and remounted September 2023 under the direction of Meaghan Greeley and with dancer Andrea Tucker.

Also Last April Jenny performed 'Sire of Sorrow' & 'Carey' in "A Case of You - The Songs of Joni Mitchell' at the LSPU Hall in downtown St.John's  and is scheduled to return for this years show May 3 & 4th, with two different songs and tunings !!!!

 Last October Jenny participated in Music NL's Music Celebration week here in St. John's. Workshops, networking and showcases including Jenny herself playing a showcase at The Black Sheep on Friday, Oct. 20th. What a blast! An absolute thrill to finally meet Darryl Hurs  of Indie Week/CD Baby - in person - after all these years of online indie music meetings and virtual conferences!! Darryl's support & help making this all possible must not go unmentioned!!!!

Also last October, Jenny was thrilled to be Colleen Power's guest on her campus radio show 'SPOT ON' CHMR 97.5 FM to play a couple songs and have a chat! That bit will be available as archive audio in the near future.

There's more….stay tuned!!!

 

CBC RADIO INTERVIEW

Paula Gale interviewed Jenny Naish for CBC's radio show First Listen, about her latest songs!! Click the link to CBC Radio's LIsten App to hear the show now!!!