Review: Jennie Stearns

Jennie Stearns
“Sing Desire”

Singer-songwriter Jennie Stearns offers heartland Americana that is more about sincere songs than Southern style. Comparisons to Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams become valid when listening to “Sing Desire”. There is a magical melancholy to Stearns voice, subtly resonating with a light vibrato. This beautiful sadness heard in songs like “Knoxville Girl (Parting Gift)” is epitomized by the mysterious tryst called for in the Johnny Dowd-penned “Garden of Delight”.