Banjo Jen 23/10/21
A Honey Bee stalwart and friend, we are extremely pleased to present this very special gig.
Based in Sheffield, British singer-songwriter Banjo Jen is the “all-singin’, all-dancin’, banjo-pickin’ girl”.
Using banjo as the lead instrument for her original songs, weaving clever lyrics with catchy melodies, and incorporating Appalachian step-dancing and no-nonsense Yorkshire charm and humour into her sets, she’s making waves on the UK Americana and folk scenes. Tipped by Maverick
Banjo Jen’s debut EP ‘Lost & Found’ was released in 2018, offering a flavour of her distinctive songwriting. Playing the traditional ‘frailing’ style of banjo, and accompanied by punchy double bass, she is influenced by aspects of folk, country, blues and ‘old-time’ music – though she doesn’t stick to any particular tradition and makes her own rules up as she goes along! This, combined with a skill for finding a great melody and an interesting story, makes for unique and highly original songs; songs of sinning and straying, of characters and conflicts, of running from the past and running from yourself. As the one and only Dolly Parton says, ‘We’re all just a bunch of sinners, but we do the best we can’.
There’s a lot more to come from this banjo-pickin’ girl, so grab yer cowboy boots and come along for the ride!