Wednesday, May 3rd

Jenni Lyn Gardner (of Della Mae) w/ Jackson's Island @ THE BALLROOM (18+)

Presented by: Phar Out Productions

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Show Details

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  • Cover: $15.00
  • Advance: $12.00

  • Doors Open: 7:00PM
  • Music Starts: 7:30PM

Artist Descriptions

Jenni Lyn Gardner (of Della Mae)
An ice cold glass of sweet tea melts in your hand as you lean back on your chair and gaze out into the horizon. Butter beans and rice simmer on the stovetop, the scent permeating through the screen door as it slyly sneaks up to your nose. The latest Jenni Lyn album plays through the speakers, filling the air with a sound that’s both current and nostalgic…
You’re home.
That all ­too­ familiar Southern scene sets the foundation on which Jenni Lyn herself was built. Born and raised in South Carolina, the bluegrass songstress knew she’d be Nashville ­bound from her early childhood days. The artist credits her musical family, beginning with her banjo playing grandmother, for instilling in her a passion for music and a love of bluegrass when she was just five years old. She was raised proper on the genre greats­ Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Tony Rice, JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Alison Krauss… the list goes on.
“I had the incredible fortune of meeting Bill Monroe backstage at a bluegrass festival when I was 9 years old,” Jenni Lyn recalls. “The two of us played a song together and without hesitation, I played Two Bits right when he finished playing Shave and a Haircut. He got a kick out of that and just before he went on stage he leaned down and said to me, ‘Little girl one day you’re gonna be a star’.” Bill Monroe was no fool. Over her time as a solo artist and as a member of several collaborative projects (including the all female band Della Mae) she racked up a number of prestigious awards including IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year (Della Mae), IBMA Recorded Event of the Year (The Daughters of Bluegrass) and a coveted GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album (Della Mae). She’s graced the stage of Nashville’s beloved Ryman Auditorium, as well as countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Cambridge Folk. Her career continues to blossom with each appearance in the 30+ countries she’s performed in worldwide.
From baby boomers to millennials, seasoned festival­ goers to country converts, Jenni Lyn’s music offers a current approach to the evolving bluegrass sound, while maintaining the perfect balance of down­ home comfort. Her broad span of shared experiences and collaborations has shaped her as an artist and as a performer, all culminating in an exciting new album that showcases her well-developed repertoire of songs. The forthcoming release, Burn Another Candle, is sweetened with originality, seasoned with love and strengthened with a solid work ethic and commitment to her solo career. Fans will connect with the energy and feel of the music, a testament to the heart Jenni Lyn has brought to this new chapter in her musical journey – a journey that you’ll savor with every nuanced note.

Jackson’s Island
Bluegrass inspired harmonious rootsy folk-rock band. Guitar, violin, mandolin and bass accompany rich vocals for an exceptional musical experience.