Jenie Thai $25
Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and raised just outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is rapidly building a musical presence throughout the country with the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting.
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but she soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties rhythm and blues, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene.
Welcome home Jenie!
- received an honourable mention from the International Songwriting Competition (2012)
- nominated for "Female Artist of the Year" (2014) and "Artist To Watch" (2013) by the Edmonton Music Awards
- represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis (2014)
- nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award as new artist of the year
- featured performer at the Women's Blues Revue at Massey Hall in Toronto ON on Nov. 18, 2017
- new CD release at Hugh's Room in Toronto ON on Sept. 29, 2018