Jenny Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress from Las Vegas, Nevada. She was the primary vocalist of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, and has released three solo albums. She currently performs as part of the duo Jenny & Johnny with her boyfriend Johnathan Rice. She has released three solo albums, 2006’s Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twins), 2008’s Acid Tongue, and 2014’s The Voyager.
Her first album, Rabbit Fur Coat, reached number six on the Top Independent albums chart, and number 88 on the Billboard 200 in 2006. The album was promoted on her first solo tour across the nation. Lewis also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Her follow up album, Acid Tounge, reached number 24 on the Billboard 200.
Her latest album, The Voyager, is her highest charter album to date. It reached number nine on the Billboard 200, number two on the Top Alternative Albums, three on the Top Tastemaker Albums, and five on the Top Rock Albums chart. Lewis spoke to the Rolling Stone about the album and stated, “Making The Voyager got me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn’t sleep for five straight nights. Many of the songs on The Voyager came out of the need to occupy my mind in the moments when I just couldn’t shut down.”
Jenny Lewis with The Belle Brigade at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Friday, October 3, 2014
Doors: 8 PM