Jennifer O'Connor: Rock and Folk, Essentially : World Cafe Jennifer O'Connor strips her instrumentation down to the bare essentials, yet retains the rock sensibilities of her musical past. The New York City musician's two albums are both fodder for breakthrough that craft simple, unpretentious folk music.
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Jennifer O'Connor: Rock and Folk, Essentially

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Singer/songwriter Jennifer O'Connor takes the raw power of rock and merges it with the plaintive honesty of folk to make honest, unpretentious, affecting music.

O'Connor began her musical career in a punk band called Violet after graduating college in Atlanta. She struck out on her own in 2000 and moved to New York City, where she attracted notice for 2005's The Color and the Light. Its recent successor, Over the Mountain, Across the Valley, and Back to the Stars sounds like fodder for a massive breakthrough. While a full band accompanies O'Connor on all but one track, the new songs are pared down to their bare, immediate essentials.

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