Jenn Grinels

Jenn Grinels

Merideth Kaye Clark

Sat, August 23, 2014

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Jenn Grinels
Jenn Grinels
Jenn Grinels is a soulful, bluesy, jazzy, folk rock singer songwriter with jaw dropping vocal chops that set her apart. She is a rare find that will restore your faith in true artistry and talent. To date, she has independently released two full-length albums – little words & brokenHEARTbreaker. Grinels hit the road as an indie artist in 2009, cutting her teeth on the college circuit and by 2012 Grinels was performing at some of the most respected venues and listening rooms in the country. Playing over 120 dates a year, Jenn has toured coast to coast and shared the stage with 10,000 Maniacs, Christopher Cross, The Bodeans, Marc Broussard, Carbon Leaf, Tony Lucca and many others. Jenn Grinels has earned a growing reputation for her impressive songwriting ability, incredible stage performance and her signature head turning skill – unmistakable vocals that simply captivate.

Singer/songwriter Jenn Grinels doesn't simply impress critics, she floors them:

“Went to see 10,000 Maniacs at the always lovely City Winery Napa, but found myself utterly captivated by the opening act, Jenn Grinels. Whether Grinels was quietly purring into the microphone or seriously belting out a tune, the audience was hanging on every note and lapping up every well crafted phrase. Between each song, she opened up to the audience, telling little stories that were almost as entertaining as the songs themselves.”
- Kenneth Fish ( SF Examiner, SF Culture & Events Examiner)

"Grinels began to sing and the whole room stopped breathing ... the words fell from her mouth like gems."
- The Southeast Missourian

“Most would be quick to compare Jenn with other singer/songwriters such as; Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson, or Jewel but she has an era-less style to her music. You can just as easily see her on stage singing her own modern day music as well as belting out a Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, or Jefferson Airplane cover with ease and perfection. There’s no stopping this woman, Jenn is a true talent with staying power.” – Christina Thompson, Female Indie and Alternative Arts Examiner

“Her voice is just absurd. Two artists kept coming to mind – Martin Sexton and Fiona Apple. Sexton because of her vocal focus & control. Fiona Apple because of her tell-off confessional/conversational lyrics, her penchant for complex rhyme schemes, and her powerful, listen-up-buster delivery.” – (San Francisco, CA)

“Jenn Grinels is the real, talented epitome of today’s best indie music.” – The San Diego Reader

“Her voice is truly phenomenal.” – SD CityBeat

“When it comes to chops and the balance of command, control, and freedom that go into exceptional singing, this lady stands alone. Even her softest, most subtle lyrical licks are as gripping as the powerfully belted lines that are emblematic of her art.” – The San Diego Troubadour
Merideth Kaye Clark
Merideth Kaye Clark
Merideth Kaye Clark is an artist, traveller, musician, songwriter, singer, and actress. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Merideth studied Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University before earning a Masters in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. It was there, in California, where she began her career as a concert artist and musical theatre performer. Merideth has since performed major roles in theatres around the country. Highlights include: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Northern Stage, Irish Repertory, American Heartland, Kansas City Starlight, Totem Pole Playhouse, Prince Music Theater, North Coast Repertory, and the Goodspeed Opera House. She has participated in numerous developmental readings and has originated roles in two off-Broadway musicals. Merideth performed the role of Elphaba in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical Wicked over 150 times in 35 major US cities.

Merideth combines her theatre work with concerts, performing in many styles, including contemporary musical theatre, classical, Broadway standards, country, bluegrass, and folk. She often accompanies rising recording artist, Jenn Grinels, playing concerts across the country. Merideth is a multi-instrumentalist and plays anything with strings, most notably the piano, guitar, and viola. Her sophomore album Young Stellar Object garnered critical praise from New York theater reviewers.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107