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The Last New York Horn

by Jenn Lindsay

Feisty folk tunes for the jobless, brave, and indignant.
Genre: Folk: like Joni
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  Song Share Time Download
1. White Room
4:17 $0.99
2. Cedar Trees
3:47 $0.99
3. Dry Heat
3:48 $0.99
4. Uncle Sam
2:38 $0.99
5. Winter
3:10 $0.99
6. Close
2:39 $0.99
7. Beauty Queen
4:47 $0.99
8. Doggy
3:25 $0.99
9. Jill + Jill
3:32 $0.99
10. Question Changed
3:20 $0.99
11. Sidewalk Song
4:40 $0.99
12. Califorlornia
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13. Story
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"If Jenn Lindsay's songs got the recognition they deserved, New York would be one receptionist short and the folk world would be one star richer" Nicky Rossiter, RAMBLES

When Jenn Lindsay played a women's music festival last year in Santa Cruz, CA, the 400-person audience was on their feet several times for good reason. In her 3-year involvement playing on New York City's underground folk circuit, Lindsay's music has ignited a substantial east coast following. She's just finished her fifth album, THE LAST NEW YORK HORN, and is touring nationally in support of it and her happy transient art-life.

Jenn's musical community is the NYC Antifolk scene, a hub of musicians based in the East Village's Sidewalk Cafe, who share a mutual distaste for mediocre, well-packaged mainstream music.




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tessa from amarillo texas

I went to the Fringe Festival tonight. It was so great. Jenn Lindsey was there. She is this amazingly talented folk singer. She blew me away with her beautiful music. I got her autograph. It was so hilarious because I walked up to her and I said loudly "You're so great". She wrote, "You filled my gas tank" on my liner. I thought it was quite cute. You should know. Yeah, I think this CD is so good. Jenn Lindsay - "The Last New York Horn".

Altar Magazine

effortlessly enjoyable
The Last New York Horn is the fifth release from anti-folk singer and songwriter Jenn Lindsay. It’s an intimate, highly personal affair, featuring reflections on her own life, national politics, and as hinted in the title, New York City. The album mostly features acoustic instrumentation and gives center stage to the singing and lyrics. Lindsay’s voice is strong and pleasant and at times she demonstrates remarkable control. Her vocal flourishes provide the highlights of some songs, but her singing is never overdone or distracting. I found her vocals to be very engaging, and her obvious accomplishment is a big part of what makes this album an effortlessly enjoyable listen. Lyrically, the album is introverted to a fault. The songs all, to a greater or lesser degree, revolve around Lindsay’s life, and this is both a strength and weakness for the album. While songs like “Jill + Jill,” an account of Lindsay’s exploration of her homosexuality, are interesting and affecting, others, like “Doggy,” yes, about dogs, tried my patience a little. The best tracks on this album feature enough wit to make the heaviest subject matter easy to approach, but others, like the aforementioned “Doggy,” strangely seem to approach their subject all too earnestly, as when Lindsay sings, “do not leave your doggy alone/do not leave your dog alone at your home.” My sense of the album is that Lindsay will either win you over with her insight, well-expressed emotion, and bare-all approach to writing or she won’t, either making songs like “Doggy” charming and forgettable or else fatally irritating. I think most people who are open to singer-songwriter acoustic music will fall in the former group, as I did and find this to be a good disc overall. It certainly helps that the music is very well crafted and almost never feels like an afterthought to the lyrics, an all-too-common pitfall in this genre of music. She succeeds in evoking a variety of moods while varying the tone, rhythm, and instrumentation from track to track. The production is quite sympathetic, balancing the various instruments against Lindsay’s voice well. This is a very enjoyable and easy listen. Lindsay is a talented and engaging singer, and The Last New York Horn is a good bet for those looking for personal and emotional acoustic rock music. (Review by Chris Sherman)

San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center

One of the Antifolk scene's favorite ambassadors... a unique brand of witty, irreverent accoustic folk.
Read more... J-Sin

Matching the subtle intensity of her “Fired!” album would be a daunting task for your average singer/songwriter but Jenn casts all doubt aside with her album opener “White Room” not to be confused with the Cream song mind you. Her knack for writing about the things that your average Joe cares about is special and gifted. Sure her music is anti-folk but its pro-everything that anyone looks for in music. Nifty lyrics sung in a melodic and almost haunting voice that carries above the laid back journey of this sultry soft folk rock. “Jill+Jill” tells the tale of a self-realizing lesbian and all the confusion that arises from the so-called alternative lifestyle (how can someone question your sexual preference when its been around since the dawn of woman and man?). It’s these kind of tales that she weaves in her songs that will have you clamoring for more. This is a very special singer/songwriter.

- J-Sin

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North American Folk Alliance Conference
The 16th annual North American Folk Alliance Conference was held this past February 26th -- 29th, 2004 in San Diego, California...Later in the afternoon we caught a few songs from the humorous and edgy Jenn Lindsay. Her satirical take on her visit to New York and another song called "Jill and Jill" had the audience grinning throughout.

Jilly P

This CD was my first introduction to Jenn, and it blew me away. "I hope it's enough for them, 'cauz it's enough for me." Jenn, it's more than enough. In fact words can't describe...thank you.

Entertainment Today (Los Angeles)

By Adam McKibbin
There is something deliciously earnest, almost childlike, about “Doggy,” a stop-start song on piano that appears about halfway through Jenn Lindsay’s fifth album. “You’re so lucky your superintendent even lets you have a dog,” Lindsay sings, and the listener can take this at face value. But “Doggy” also touches upon the dominant themes in Lindsay’s songs: fighting against the blind cruelties of the world and fighting for a shot at storybook romance.

As a young veteran in NYC’s underground folk scene, Lindsay’s best songs are empowering battle hymns for society’s perpetually downtrodden. Her unflinching lyrics are always a strength; she has perceptive and sympathetic eyes. She doesn’t spare herself from her razor gaze, but she recognizes the greater enemies (Dubya, I’m lookin’ in your direction). Other songs show that she realizes that even activists should find time to fall in love and be sexy and silly. Sometimes, however, she gets a little too precious, like when she sings about Jill and Jill coming down the hill or when she wistfully sings of “Califorlornia” (famous for our Californication?). And occasionally she is distracted by folk songs celebrating the unrecognized struggle/importance/dedication of folk singers (“Beauty Queen,” “Sidewalk Song”).

On The Last New York Horn, surprisingly, it’s the varied instrumentation and melodic arrangements—rather than the words—that linger longest (“Cedar Trees,” “Winter”). But, in an election year, there is one line that rings loudest of all: “It’s your beat-up, bullied, bamboozled nation. It’s your people. And you should listen.”


Jenn Lindsay is not afraid. Seemingly of anything. She sings with a commanding presence. In the song "Uncle Sam" when she says "you should listen," you do. She herself describes the album as "a cohesive meditation on change, ambition, cities, disappointment and, of course, being pissed at the Bush administration." Whether you agree with her political views or not, Ms. Lindsay must be commended for her ability to express her emotion. She is not a hider. I am familiar with Jenn Lindsay's work, I reviewed her one of her past cds, "Gotta Lotta." I can see a great progression in her music. It is morphing and molding into a beautiful work in progress, but never overprocessed or polished. It is raw, uninhibited emotion. There are two kinds of people in this world, those who make things happen for themselves and those who hide behind the first kind of people. Jenn Lindsay shows, through "The Last New York Horn," that she is the first kind of person and she is taking the folk music world by "horn."

-Katie Kiedyk


you sing it girl!!
this cd is not only great to listen to but fairly charged with what some of us can only wish we could say as loud and powerful!! i love love love the piano it is soft and melodic with richness of heart!!

ectophiles guide

An Ani Difranco comparison is inevitable. Jenn Lindsay is a kind of cross between early Ani Difranco and early Jewel before the success of Pieces of You created a monster. Lyrically she sometimes reminds me a little of Regina Spektor. Just when I start to think that I just don't like contemporary folk anymore, someone like Jenn Lindsay comes along. She got a nice, versatile voice, excellent lively creative songwriting and smart, sharp lyrics. My faith is restored. I gather she's part of the New York Anti-folk crowd. More power to them! (Neile)
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