The husband and wife duo of Robin and Jenny Bienemann are both singer-songwriters and instrumentalists. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, this cutting-edge acoustic duo melds original and traditional music with an elegant hint of jazz, garnering airplay National Public Radio, Dr. Demento, and The Midnight Special.
Jenny and Robin LIVE at Folkstage’ was recorded as part of 98.7 WFMT’s Folkstage radio program, originating in Chicago. Robin played his signature 1934 Gibson archtop L10; Jenny played bells and a Harmony guitar rebuilt by Bruce Roper of the Chicago Luthier Workshop and the band Sons of the Never Wrong.
The album was recorded by Eric Arunas at WFMT, and released on April 5, 2014 at Fitzgerald’s, a fabled folk and roots club west of Chicago run by Bill and Kate Fitzgerald. The celebration was momentous because up to that date, Jenny was known as a solo artist, and Robin for his work with the band Twang Bang.
Jenny’s music has been described as falling “somewhere between winking innocence and worldly detachment,” and Robin's wild guitar stylings harken back to the earliest forms of Jazz, Blues and Country guitar. Both write songs that are quirky snapshots and celebrations of modern life in all of it wonderful, strange and hilarious beauty.
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