Chicago singer/songwriter Jenny Bienemann was immersed in performing at an early age. Growing up in a big Irish family active in community theatre, Bienemann was exposed to diverse musical styles.
While attending college at University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, she began performing at folk clubs. Moving to Chicago, Bienemann continued playing by herself and composing her own highly personal material, drawing inspiration from artists like those played on the Midnight Special radio program, as well as artists like Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke.
By then a sought-after solo performer and harmony singer sharing the stage with Andrew Calhoun, Kat Eggleston, Gina Forsythe, Sons of the Never Wrong, Sloan Wainwright, and Hans York among many, she released her debut CD, LATE NIGHT ELABORATIONS in 2004. Strong word-of-mouth and favorable press led to the album being listed as one of 2004’s best by WXRT’s Richard Milne.