Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings take it back to the 40s and even the prohibition era with some good time, old time Blues on their long player, The Girl on The Bike (Are You the Girl on The Bike?). The album opens with ‘Balls Mad’, a Bluesy shuffler that really sets the tone. You could almost picture this song being performed in the speakeasies and establishments of ill repute throughout the prohibition era. ‘Showtime’ and ‘The Dirty Disease’ are further powerful R&B statements from this English combo. They showcase the prowess of the Borrowed Wings as they perform acoustic instruments with great proficiency and rhythm, a Blues masterclass. ‘So Much More’ brings the lowdown bass and adds a hard edge and grit to proceedings and ‘Cast Out the Snake’ provides one of the highlights of the record with a jazzed-up bombardment of rootsy musicianship – exceptional. The title track is a seductively charming laid-back number and ‘Hard Blues’ conveys a hard time, bad luck story through sheer Blues balladry.
The album winds down with more Americana Blues in ‘Devil’s Paw’, ‘I’m Gone’, and ’44 Years’. The closing number is the countrified ‘Get Where It Goes’ which provides one final touching moment on the record which is a real highlight to see us out.
Aldora Britain Records
Thanks Aldora Britain Records – AB Records for the review and including us in this month’s issue.
For your listening pleasure you can purchase your very own copy of The Girl On The Bike (are you the girl on the bike?) right here…
Looking forward to playing in Tunbridge Wells tonight for the Blues With Bottle Club, at the Toad Rock Retreat.
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings make a rare local(ish) performance this month, playing our acoustic Rhythm and Blues for the fine people at The Sail Loft Folk Club in Horndon on the Hill.
We are coming out of hibernation to shake of the wintry cobwebs with a bluesy bang, can’t wait!
The Sail Loft Folk Club
On Tuesday 25th February Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings will be playing at the Blues With Bottle Club, held at Toad Rock Retreat in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
It will be our first time visiting this club, we are looking forward to it.
Come and join us in London for the final Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings performance of what has been a very exciting and eventful 2019.
Looking forward to returning to Amsterdam and the Checkpoint Charlie Café tonight…
The beat goes on, next stop for Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings is the beautiful Bonn in Germany, where we play at the Zone Blues Bar. Another new one for us, we are looking forward to it…
We have made it across the water to our friends in Europe, and today we start our super duper tour!
Tonight we begin at one of our favourite’s, Jazz Lev @topos in Leverkusen…
Just a few more days until we set sail for our super duper month long European tour. Visiting old favourites and discovering new ones, we can’t wait!