Fireworks & Karate Supplies
The winner of Billboard Magazine's 2003/04 World Song Contest for #1 Pop Song, Jennie Devoe has proven herself a force to be reckoned with. An authentic and unique songwriter with a quirky wit, lyrics for the intelligent listener and sung with her soulful, honey-gravel voice - Jennie Devoe understands how to captivate a listener with a voice that's identifiably her own. Her brand new CD Fireworks and Karate Supplies was produced by John Parish in Bath, England with additional tracks by Paul Mahern. (Parish best known for producing Tracy Chapman, The Eels and PJ Harvey; Mahern for Over the Rhine and John Mellencamp). A lover of a well-crafted and passionate song Jennie has set her standards high by carving out her own style, specifically a 'hippie-soul-gospel- bluesy-folk-rock type thing' in DeVoe's words. Previously on her own, DeVoe released two studio cds - with sales exceeding 30,000 from the stage - and one live album that have won awards and appeared on major television shows such as Joan of Arcadia, Dawson's Creek, Time of Your Life. The new CD has already been getting radio adds on WTTS, Indianapolis, WTPI, Indianapolis and WOKI, Knoxville, TN - along with a page of college radio from past radio play. Jennie's music attracts fans of all ages,18 to 60, and from all walks of life. The vibe she exudes during her shows is clear evidence of her connection with live audiences and the true passion she has for what she does. She draws you into her endearingly human world, puts a spell on you with her presence, her voice and her unusual twist on lyrics and phrasing, and she tells you stories that let you know she's been where you've been. Press calls Jennie 'a petite blonde with unruly hair and a voice seven times her size' and that she 'radiates the vibe of a 21st century flower child' and lastly, that 'Jennie Devoe has always sounded a bit like Janis Joplin but now she's inhabiting some of the psychedelic icon's dangerous space. Consider all of DeVoe's dues paid with 'Fireworks & Karate Supplies' - an important and irresistible leap forward.'