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 The stars aligned in late November — thanks to the 2016 Kickstarter campaign! We spent three days tracking in Ithaca N.Y. at Pyramid Studios and put down the majority of the tracks for the new album.

  The players consisted of Sebastian Steinberg  (Fiona Apple, Soul Coughing). Sebastian was fresh off of a tour with Iron and Wine . Greg Evans  (Ithaca College percussion professor and awe-inspiring musician). Friend and Producer Craig Street   (Nora Jones, Joe Henry, Holmes Brothers),whom I have been cultivating this album with for a couple of years now. Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine show, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings) put down some vocals and we hope to have him back for the next session. With luck my friend  Tyler Ramsey will be joining us as well.

Here is a very  rough track of the song "The Split"  with Willie Watson on duet vocals. This might give you a hint at what to expect.

The experience in the studio has exceeded my expectations. This is my fifth studio album and it has proven to be the most exciting and rewarding production time thus far! I am now launching the final crowd funding campaign through Indigogo with anticipation that  we can complete tracking of the  album in early March 2018! I cannot continue this inspired process without your help.

HERE IS A LINK https://igg.me/at/jennielowestearns/x/7529648

 Thank you! xo Jennie

Album Update 

Hey hello!

Been deep in album production and not great at updating on this site...which was down for a bit apparently..

I am launching a new campaign to finish funding for the album. The production has taken some beautiful twists and turns.

In November I was in Pyramid studios with Producer Craig Street and we were extremely fortunate to have Sebastian Steinberg (from L.A...Iron & Wine, Fiona Apple, Soul Coughing) and Greg Evans (home down drummer extraordinaire.) and a very special guest Willie Watson walked over from The State Theater David Rawlings show (Willie Watson is an amazing artist and was also in the DR band). Willie put vocals down on one of the songs we recorded in the 3 days we were in the studio. It was an amazing time and now I'm raising funds to complete the project.  We hope to get back in the studio in the beginning of March!

website is back! 

So....it looks like recording of this album might finally happen in May or June! I've been waiting for my producer to be done with another project! He's done....and I'm writing new songs...two or three a week....gotta get this recording done!

Crowd Funding Campaign Succesful! 

A little over a month ago I set in motion a crowd funding campaign with the goal of raising enough funds to record my next album. I've been working on songs for the last few years, and it's time to record them. I am moved and ecstatic with the response and support from so many. Honestly, it took me a couple of years to get up the nerve to launch the campaign. Now I can change gears and do what I love most....creating music in the studio.

Captain Mike recording our show at the Casita Del Polaris in Ithaca, N.Y. 

Had an enjoyable evening of playing with the band last night. The only fall out is that on the drive home I can feel overwhelmingly emotional. Maybe singing for two hours and revisiting all of the songs and things
that inspired the songs. An emotional hang over I'm guessing. I'm not really sure, but that is one diagnosis. That and being listened too...oh no...here it comes again.

just a wave not the water... 

Next week is the 25th anniversary of a local and hugely popular event..the  Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance . When I reminisce  over this massive reunion of musicians and friends, my thoughts bounce like a super ball. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is still a stand out...sun setting behind him, hair blowing in the wind as he sang "just a wave not the water'..and following that was dancing zydeco through the night and then waltzing to Los Pochos as the sun rose. A favorite would be seeing my dear friend Kathy Ziegler singing her achingly touching songs in a sweat drenched Caberet hall on a Sunday morning. Kathy will be singing us this year...I feel lucky..

Joe Novelli  

Joe Novelli  will be joining us at Felicia's in Ithaca  this Sunday June 14th. Joe lives in Tucson and graces his home town here every so often...and we are excited that this time we get to play with him. I adore Joe...

WRFI & Crawfish 

played on my friend's radio show here in Ithaca a  couple of nights ago...WRFI with Eric Martinez & company.  Learned a thing or two....don't re-adjust vocal mic when a record is spinning in close proximity...(sorry John Hartford). ..a sac of crawfish can feed at least twelve people...and community radio is the bomb! WRFI

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Previous events

Jul28

jennie lowe stearns

Wayne Myers, 1071 Michigan Hollow Rd, West Danby NY

Concert in the garden at Wayne Myers! Come hear the soul-stirring songs of Jennie Lowe Stearns in the exquisite pastoral setting of a master gardener. Jennie will be joined by her cohort Michael Stark also of Wing Nut fame. Dennis’s Ice Cream will be on hand with a delicious array of sumptuous ice cream. There will be a tie-dye activity, so bring a white t-shirt. Free and open to the public, this event is family friendly. Sponsored by the West Danby Community Association with grant support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. In the event of a downpour, the concert will take place at the Danby Town Hall. Check the DCC’s Facebook page for updates.

Jennie Lowe Stearns with Tyler Ramsey

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Argos Warehouse, 416 East State St, Ithaca, New York

Jennie Lowe Stearns and Tyler Ramsey (former band member of Band of Horses) will be playing separate solo sets while joining each other on a couple of songs. show details. Doors 7:30 BYOB Cash Donation suggested

Jun11

Jennie Lowe Stearns/Johnny Dowd/Avalanche solo

The Dock, Ithaca, N.Y.

I'll be sharing the night with Johnny Dowd & Avalanche. Three sets. I'm playing solo. I go on first.