Jenny Lewis uses her superb songwriting and clever lyricism to guide her through exquisite explorations of country, indie, and pop. Her child-like vocals imbue each song with an unblemished purity, though the heartrending lyrics of songs like “She’s Not Me”, “Rise Up with Fists”, and “Acid Tongue” reveal a complex emotional world. It’s this dynamic interplay of lightness and gravitas that made Lewis a star in the first place with indie rockers Rilo Kiley, and ticket buyers will love singing along to the emotional journeys of her new numbers just as much as old favorites from her former band. Anyone looking for a genre-bending romp through alt-country and folk rock is advised to catch Jenny Lewis wherever she brings her heartbreaking anthems on tour.
Jenny Lewis was immersed in music from an early age -- her mother was a singer and her father was a skilled harmonica player. Following a child acting career of some note, she returned to her musical roots and formed Rilo Kiley in 1998 with her then-boyfriend Blake Sennett. The band rose to notoriety in LA’s indie rock scene with the 2004 hit “Portions for Foxes”. Lewis then made her solo debut with the blue grass-inspired Rabbit Fur Coat in 2006, returning to Rilo Kiley the following year to release the band's final album Under the Blacklight. Following the band’s dissolution in 2008 Lewis released the country-influenced watershed Acid Tongue, which was recognized as one of Spin’s best albums of the year. Her 2015 album The Voyager received praise for its polished production and her always-stellar songwriting. Over the years Lewis' live shows have grown increasingly extraordinary, as she and her band confidently navigate each and every style in her impressive arsenal.