Jena Douglas | The Ballad of Calamity

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The Ballad of Calamity

by Jena Douglas

Americana Rock with late Beatles overtones.
Genre: Country: Country Pop
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1. Do You Dream
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2. Outloud
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3. Boy
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4. Hello, Hello
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5. Walk on By
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6. You Don't Wanna Know
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7. I am Powerless
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8. Again Someday
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9. Kings and Queens Rodeo
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10. Sweet as You
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11. From Your Fire
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12. Goodbye
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Jena has been writing songs for over 25 years. Her songwriting skills are never in lack of supply because of her background in music theory. She has an Associate of Art degree in music from Santa Barbara City College and a Bachelor of Art degree in music from University of California Santa Barbara. She is a single parent of a very musically talented teenage boy named Dylan Douglas. Jena is looking forward to opening up a music cafe, and recording a new CD, “Face Of The Enigma”. “Face Of the Enigma” will be more on the Bluesy Rock Style back to her roots. Her last CD, “The Ballad Of Calamity”, has an soft americana rock feel to it.

Her last CD, “The Ballad of Calamity”, has a gotten some great reviews from all over the world. “Americana ...... at its finest”. Nicky rock journalist Fireworks mag. UK. “The Ballad Of Calamity” has such a collaborative feel because she recorded it with her friends and family. Kenny Edwards plays electric guitar, bass and mandolin, and is a phenomenal friend and musician who is founding member of The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt.  George Pendergast is the drummer from Dishwalla. Tony Ybarra classical guitar and graduate from USC. Keith Douglas, Jena's nephew, horn player for The Mad Caddies.  Robinson Eikenberry is a very popular producer/engineer in Santa Barbara and has worked with many know artist like Karla Bonoff.

Jena's music is a sonic tapestry woven together from a variety of musical influences, from The Beatles to Bob Dylan. For Jena recording songs is an art form. In the studio, the songs become a picture of the moment for each song. Some songs are recorded for their simplicity, such as "Goodbye", while others have a complex texture involving an added soundscape, like "You Don't Wanna Know". "The Ballad of Calamity" takes the listener on a journey. For more information on The Ballad Of Calamity, see, www.jenadouglas.com

Over the years, Jena has more than 50 songs recorded. Starting with an all woman band in the eighties called “Wet Paint” to her next to last CD, “Faded Fiction”. “Faded Fiction” was recorded in 1998 with Ben Forrest Davis (formally with Sugarcult) as co-producer, drummer, guitar player and background vocalist. Also featured are some of the same musicians from “The Ballad Of Calamity”; Tony Ybarra, Keith Douglas and Dr. John Clark. “Faded Fiction” was recorded during the time Jena was attending, Santa Barbara City College. “And I Fell” from this CD was performed in front of David Crosby. David Crosby was very moved by the song and very personable to Jena about her song as you can read from the article, “Advice From The Woodstock Era”, see www.jenadouglas.com press/reviews.

After receiving her degree from the University in 2001, Jena plunged back into her songwriting and in 2004 released her songs recorded in 1998 as, “Faded Fiction” then went on to record, “The Ballad Of Calamity”. To promote her CD she put together a band and started playing clubs and festivals around the Santa Barbara area. She is currently, submitting songs to film and TV and busy opening a music cafe in Vista CA.

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Gina Rosset Smith

The Ballad of Calamity
Needs a little faster tempo,but good for a long afternoon!
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Anthony

Great CD!!!!
This Cd is great. I love all the songs especially sweet as you! The stories are deep, the melodies are beautiful, and the rhythm is moving. This CD is a glimpse back to the glory days of songwriting. a must have!
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