Biography & Artist Statement
Photo by Amie Thompson
Jeni Dodd combines the sensitivity of an artist with the heart of an explorer. As a performer, she is the embodiment of the singer/songwriter, using both her experiences and her sensibilities to interpret a song. As a writer, she is a poetess in word and meter. Born in the Appalachian Mountains, she found herself in the Alaskan bush as a teenager. A job in forestry lured her to the Rocky Mountains and after wandering, she currently calls Montana home. Her adventurous spirit led her through a variety of jobs and places that lend depth to her musical interpretation. She performs any number of genres with equal ease. When she interprets a song, she makes it her own.
I can't remember a time in my life that I didn't sing. Even as a child, I think was singing notes before I was saying words. Yet after all of this time, I can't describe the process. I can tell you the physical acts needed to produce tone, but I can't elaborate on creative processes it takes to produce music. I don't consciously think about what I am singing. It is almost as if I am not there, it is just the words, meanings and emotions existing apart from me, yet somehow so very much a part of me. Songwriting is more cerebral but still elusive; ideas appear out of nowhere and I feel compelled to get them down. I hope my music will be something you identify with, will move you emotionally and remind you of your humanity.
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