Tuesday, December 04, 2007

More on Jennifer O'Connor

This is from former CreLo music critic (and current Nessie frontman) Scott Harrell's column from a year ago, when O'Connor played with Candy Bars

Former Tampa homegirl and current Brooklyn hipster heroine Jennifer O'Connor has a unique take on singer-songwriterdom that splits the difference between tradition and a personal, indie-scene-derived aesthetic. Yeah, yeah, I know that can be said about a lot of great underground talents these days. But where most of them have far more in common with classic folk than they'd care to admit to their all-ages fanbase, O'Connor's genuinely edgy style has at least as much to do with original college-rock influences as it does the little strummer boy archetype. Her debut for the ├╝ber-cool imprint Matador Records -- this year's Over The Mountain, Across The Valley and Back to the Stars -- is a marvel.

Here's a review of her latest album in Hybrid Magazine.

Here's her page on Matador records.

And finally her personal webpage.

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