Discovery of the Week: Jenny Lewis

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I’m just discovering Jenny Lewis? Kind of. Hear me out.

Jenny Lewis has been around forever. You may recognize her from her various childhood acting roles. She starred in “Troop Beverly Hills” and “Pleasantville” as well as made-for-TV movies like “My Father, My Son” and “Runaway Father.”  If those don’t ring a bell, you could recognize her voice from the band, Rilo Kiley.

To be blunt, she was a child star. Always destined for performing. It’s in her blood. Her parents made their living from performing in a Sonny-and-Cher style act. Not long after her parents divorced and quit the show, she started acting.

Lewis doesn’t fit into any certain genre. It’s like Fleetwood Mac, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams and California got together and made music. She’s an indie-folk-pop-rocker, with influences spanning from Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt to “Nashville,” which she describes as “Days of Lives with music.” Fair.

After recording and touring with Rilo Kiley and the Postal Service, Lewis recorded two solo albums and her most recent, Voyager, may be her best yet. It took her 6 years to finish it, but the results were worth the wait.

Must Listen: “Just One of The Guys”

“There’s only one difference between you and me,

When I look at myself, all I can see:

I’m just another lady without a baby.”

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