ABOUT JENNIFER LYN & THE GROOVE REVIVAL
Nominated for Four Independent Blues Music Awards.
Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival graced the 2022 Independent Blues Music Awards ballot with some of the icons in the industry such as Joe Bonamassa, Mike Zito, Joanna Connor, and Albert Castiglia to name a few.
Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival was nominated in the following four categories:
- Blues Rock Band
- Blues Rock Album - for "Nothing Holding Me Down"
- Song For The Common Good - for "I Hope We Make A Change"
- Best Music Video - for the video of "I Hope We Make A Change"
About The Band
Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival's music is a captivating fusion of classic rock undertones, soulful vocals, the nostalgic songwriting vibe of the 70s, an adventurous spirit of wanderlust, and an abundance of reverb-drenched guitar solos intertwined with dual guitar moments. Their blend of music evokes the timeless vibe of 60s and 70s music, yet with a contemporary twist that sets them apart as a distinctive force in the realm of Blues Rock.
IN THE PRESS
“Female blues guitarists have long been an important part of the blues-rock world. You only have to think of ladies like Ana Popovic, Bonnie Raitt or Joanne Shaw Taylor to understand what I mean. Now we can also add Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival to that list”. - Blues Magazine
“Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival features growling vocals and intense driving guitar. The material is excellent, the production is good, the vocals are soulful, and the band is top-notch” - Blues Matters Magazine
“Jennifer Lyn proves she will be a force to be reckoned with in the blues-rock world. She’s a gifted singer and guitarist who’s also capable of digging deep from within as a songwriter.” - Blues Bytes Magazine
“Jennifer Lyn mixes Bonnie Raitt-tinged vocals to ZZ-top boogie”. - Jazz Weekly
“Jennifer Lyn treats Blues-Rock music with the intimate adoration it deserves. Lyn’s passionate vocal delivery is matched with powerful guitar skills” - Parcbench.live
"She’s a vital part of the new generation of players that strive to create new, magical musical experiences." - Nashville Blues Society
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The Follow Up to An Award Nominated Album
Released on April 14, 2023, Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival's latest project, "Gypsy Soul," immerses listeners in the rich essence of the Blues. This album serves as a fitting continuation to their previous work, "Nothing Holding Me Down," which garnered a nomination for "Best Blues Rock Album" by the Independent Blues Music Awards.
With a blend of classic rock undertones, the nostalgic songwriting spirit of the 70s, an adventurous wanderlust, and an abundance of reverb-drenched guitar solos accompanied by dual guitar moments, their new studio album promises to deliver that authentic old-school sound.
Soul Singing, Dual Guitar Slinging, Blues Rock Music
In their album "Gypsy Soul," Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival present a captivating blend of influences, showcasing a diverse palette that encompasses Rock, Blues, R&B, and a touch of funky undertones. This release beautifully melds the nostalgic vibes of 60s and 70s music with a contemporary Blues-Rock flair. Written and produced by Jennifer Lyn and bandmate Richard Torrance, "Gypsy Soul" serves as a testament to the duo's growth as a writing team, highlighting their compositional and lyrical progression.
The album commences with the captivating title track, "Gypsy Soul," a swinging and bluesy number that delves into the irresistible allure of rock and roll music. It swiftly transitions into the funky and bluesy groove of "Low Down Dirty Shame," narrating a tale of love gone astray. On the soul-drenched blues ballad "Going Round in Circles," Jennifer Lyn's vocals shine brilliantly, harmonizing with Richard Torrance's reverb-soaked, dynamically delivered lead guitar.
"Give Me All Your Lovin" presents a playful blend of blues and classic rock, recounting the escapades of an intriguing night out. However, it is on "You Can Take It All" where the growth of Lyn and Torrance as a songwriting duo truly shines. This particular song epitomizes the singer-songwriter dynamic, showcasing the impact of a carefully crafted, stripped-down composition and the emotive power of harmonized voices.
Completing the ensemble alongside Lyn and Torrance are Jim Anderson on drums, Chris Addison on bass, and Barb Jiskra on keys. The diverse musical backgrounds of each musician contribute to a divergence of individual styles that harmoniously blend together, enhancing the overall texture and depth of the music.
AWARD NOMINATED ALBUM
Real Humans Making Real Music
If you're seeking the sounds of top 40 radio, this is not where you'll find it!
Nothing Holding Me Down, nominated for the Independent Blues Music Awards' "Best Blues Rock Album," showcases the fiery soul of a woman immersed in the baptismal waters of Rock 'n' Roll. Jennifer Lyn, shaped by the music she absorbed from her parents' vinyl collection during her childhood, draws inspiration from various genres on this release, including Rock, Blues, R&B, and a touch of roots music. The album beautifully blends the nostalgic vibes of 60s and 70s music with a contemporary Blues-Rock twist.
Nothing Holding Me Down
The album bursts into life with its opening track, "Nothing Holding Me Down," an irresistible invitation to let loose and move to the rhythm while leaving you yearning for more. Following closely is "I Hope We Make A Change," a song that uplifts and inspires with its well-crafted, thought-provoking lyrics, accompanied by a guitar-driven, resonant drop "D" rock riff.
The heart of the album provides a comforting embrace, like a soft blanket enveloping you. It begins with the Blues ballad "Lay Your Memory Down," serenading you with its soulful melodies. Then, the upbeat Motown-infused energy of "I Wish You Would" takes you on a storytelling journey.
As the album draws to a close, Lyn and her band deliver a powerful call for justice in the rocker titled "Weight of The World," followed by the roots-based closer, "Everything Will Be Alright." In its entirety, the album's eclectic blend of influences forms a perfectly blended ball of Blues-based music, freshly baked and sizzling hot!
Bit of The Old School, Bit of The New School
For this album, Lyn is joined by a group of seasoned music veterans. Richard Torrance lends his talents on guitar, vocals, and keys, while Jim Anderson provides the driving rhythms on drums and Chris Addison brings the groove on bass. Together, they form a formidable musical force.
Recorded in Lyn's own home studio, the album bears the mark of her collaborative efforts with Torrance, as they co-wrote and co-produced the project. Furthermore, Lyn's involvement extends beyond the creative process, as she took charge of engineering, mixing, and mastering the album.
The musicians' diverse backgrounds contribute to a beautiful divergence of individual styles that blend harmoniously, enhancing the overall texture and depth of the music. This dynamic collaboration brings forth a truly captivating musical experience.