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An experienced performer, Jen has combined sultry vocals with personal lyrics and dynamic melody. Often compared to Stevie Nicks and Natalie Merchant, Jen offers an invitation to anyone listening along with her energetic stage presence. She was recently Awarded with Best Female Vocals in Pop/Rock on GarageBand.com as well as nominated for Best Female Vocals on 93.7FM Hometown's Heroes. Just Fine and Make Me Love You are both featured in Indie Film "The Last One" .
Jen Walton And... offer a diverse range of original songwriting from pop, rock, jam, blues, funk and acoustic rock. In addition to musical talent, the band offers feel-good music and a unique hybrid of sounds. The members of the band are a mix of talented musicians (Evan Walton (brother)- guitar, Joe Bonner- keys, Joe Gonzales (bass) have shared the stage with many greats including David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Bernie Worell (P-Funk), the Roots, Keller Williams, The Wailers, Moistboyz, etc. and have played such notable clubs as the Theater of Living Arts, the Khyber, the Grape Street Pub, Puck, the North Star Bar, John & Peters, in addition to numerous colleges and festivals in the PA, NJ and NY areas including Delaware Valley College, Ursinus College, Lafayette College, A-Day, BeneFest, First Night Doylestown, First Fridays and Private Parties, Fundraisers and Events with Pittsburgh Steelers Lynn Swann, fmr. PA Governor Tom Ridge, Sophie B. Hawkins and former President Bill Clinton, Mayor Rudy Guiliani, and Sen.John McCain.
Jen is always ready to embark on the next musical adventure, incorporating a mix of sounds and style.
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TheWorkingMusician.com Review of tracks off The Waltons upcoming full length album by Roger-Z (TheWorkingMusician.com and More Sugar Magazine)
CD review by Roger-Z (09/21/08)
Myspace.com now shows you when your friends hook up with new friends. That's how I first came across The Waltons, a Philadelphia based "hybrid acoustic rock" act lead by singer, keyboardist Jen Walton and her brother, guitarist, vocalist Evan Walton. The rest of the group consists of Joe Bonner on keyboards, Joe Gonzales on bass, Jared Schulberger on guitar and Tim Stevens on drums. Myspace makes it so easy to discover new music. Just click on a link and open your ears. Jen Walton swept me away with her award winning song, "Just Fine" (Best Female Vocals on GarageBand.com). Her web site describes her voice as reminiscent of Stevie Nicks and Natalie Merchant. I immediately emailed her and asked to review a copy of her CD. She graciously agreed to send me six, self-penned tracks from a work in progress.
Most of the songs deal with the time-honored themes of romance. "Just Fine" reeks of "big hit single." "You gave me the kiss to keep for ever and that moment will always be ours. So if you ever want to kiss me, baby, one more time, that would be just fine." Walton sings the perfect blues note at the end of each chorus. The song ends with a tasty guitar solo. In "Rested and Ready," the singer describes a love affair between a morning person and a night owl. "6AM I wake in the dark just so I can be with you. I never was a morning person until I met you... And I wonder if I did ever think I would be waken up feeling rested and ready." In the slow waltz, "Waiting," Walton describes driving around in the middle of the night in the aftermath of a bad breakup. "Now it's so late that the lights are all green and there's no one driving around on these streets except me and the heart that you have now broken." The uptempo rocker, "A Thousand Tomorrows", describes the obstacles that every band must face on the road to stardom. "But in hindsight, things all look different. And in my memory the time was well spent. And I'd trade a thousand tomorrows for just one yesterday with you."
What a great start to a potential blockbuster CD. Listen to Jen Walton once, and her voice will tattoo your mind.
"Best Female Vocals for Pop", GarageBand.com
The Singles Album Review
The first time I heard Jen’s music, immediately I noticed the vocal similarities to Stevie Nicks. But the closer and more often I listened it was clear that she has her very own distinct sound and vibe. The mainstream, American Idol types that seem to rise to stardom overnight, frankly bore me. Kind of like vanilla ice cream with a fast approaching expiration date! Jen, however, brings something unique to music: experienced innocence. This is evident when you see her perform. She has this sexy and cool, ‘girl next door’ thing going on that bounces off the stage effortlessly. While her lyrics and creativity certainly come from a place of experience, her delivery has a refreshing and virtuous undercarriage. The collection of music on Jen’s album covers the gamut of moods -- whatever you’re feeling at the moment, just turn on The Singles Album and you’ll surely find something to complement your state of mind.
Nominated for Best Female Lead Vocals on 93.7 FM WSTW Hometown Heroes Awards