Tuesdays from 8pm-10pm in May just got a little sweeter! Jen Lane and John Antoniuk are returning for a residency at the Cameron House!
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DAY AND NEW TIME!!!
Saskatoon, SK - Think of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss or Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons and you get a good idea of where these two Saskatoon singer-songwriters are coming from. They compliment one another beautifully as they perform each other's music. John Antoniuk comes from the indie/roots side of life and Jen Lane has a bit more country/folk in her repertoire. Together, they create straight ahead rhythms and harmonies that complete the musical package. They have performed many times on a National stage showcasing at Breakout West, Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast and Prairie Scene, and achieved International recognition at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, MO, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and through SaskMusic’s Export Showcase in Los Angeles, CA.
John and Jen have always kept their projects separate, with John working on Smokekiller and the recent more rootsy, eponymous, Always With You; and Jen Lane taking 3 of 4 releases to nominations for Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. It was during their attendance at one of their many showcases that the industry began to buzz with the idea of a full collaboration between the songwriting couple. These ideas led to Jen and John spending some time between individual writing sessions to try to create some songs together. The personal dynamic that is present between John and Jen comes to life in their writing.
The album “Jen & John” is a co production effort by Jen and John and features 3 new songs written by John, 2 new songs written by Jen, and a couple covers for a special treat. “Oh My Sweet Carolina” by Ryan Adams was the first song the musical couple sang together when they met and began jamming. “Crazy Mama” by J.J. Cale (1972) was recently discovered when John got Jen a record player for Christmas last year and picked up a few old, used records.
"The album is steeped in the folk and country traditions of the 60s and 70s, both with vocal harmonies and Emmylou Harris style call and response styles of singing."
“An intimate collection of originals and covers, the duo’s EP shows off their easy rapport, rich vocal harmonies, and strong songwriting. Jen & John is a simple album, full of simple songs played with passion and a light touch. It leaves the impression that Lane and Antoniuk have written some of the best songs of their careers, and are having a lot of fun playing them.”