Avila sings original songs with an energizing presence. She accompanies
herself with acoustic guitar, conga drum, and kokirikko (an instrument
that resembles a snake vertebrae) and exotic hand percussion. A
trafficker in in goosebumps, Jennie brings an incredible magnetism
to the stage. Her earthly voice swings agiley from muddy earth growls
to mystic ethereal whispers with heart touching lyrics that stir
Avila's new solo cd release, "Naked in the Rain", showcases
original songs dedicated to all courageous women and their journeys.
A portion of the proceeds of Naked in the Rain will benefit "A
the battered women's shelter of Bucks County, PA. The cd features backup
performances by some of the Philadelphia area's finest folk musicians:
Jay Ansill, Chip Mergott, Rolly Brown, Larry Cohen, and Full Frontal
Folk. Naked in the Rain was recorded by Scott Hartley of Rednose Studios
and Emmy Award winning Sean McClintock of Moooo!
In the summer of 2004, Jennie joined the Maryland based folk trio, HOT
SOUP. Along with Christina Muir and Sue Trainor, Hot Soup serves up
a delicious mix of melodies and harmonies.
Check out Hot Soup and their new cd, "THE WAY YOU LIKE IT"
Simultaneously, Jennie created "Aca-Perco", a new acapella
percussion duo with master drum maker, Stephen Wright. Their performances
feature Jennie's vocals, her collection of international percussion
instruments and Stephen's unique handmade ceramic drums. Find out more