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Reviews


Quote from Michael Henry, Lighthouse Café, Miami, FL - April, 2014:


"Laurie & Dana played at the Lighthouse Café last month, and Dana brought his pedal steel - don't think "Country", rather an ethereal atmosphere; sound and waves of emotion that carry you to the outer reaches of each note and every place in between. What I mean is; it's good - reeeeel good! And Laurie sounds better than ever, which is hard to do .. You'll love it all."


From Ralph Penunuri - Troubadour Music Series, Corvallis, OR 2012


"Thank you artful road warriors, for the fine Corvallis concert last night! Sure appreciated the fine songs, and the clean weave of musical stories, revelations and artful groove. Loved the harmonies, articulate use of tunings, technique and lyrical explorations and play. Dana's playing was extraordinary."




From Lee Zimmerman with The Palm Beach New Times


"Jennings and Keller have just released their third album, Mirror With a Memory, a lovely and enticing twelve song set that spotlights both their songwriting prowess and supple, skillful delivery. It also shows that their confidence and competence has grown by leaps and bounds, as evidenced by such tender tapestries as "If I Had a Daughter," the touching title track, the socially pointed "I Am a Number," and the vivid "Goodbye California," a song that Judy Collins would be wise to borrow and reconfigure as her own." ... READ MORE




Quote from Lee Herman, Las Alturas House Concerts

of Las Cruces, NM

"Jennings and Keller just played my friend's Harmony House Concert series in Las Cruces, NM this past weekend and put on a wonderful show. This duo from Florida plays and sings original songs of life, love and everything else. Laurie Jennings has a beautiful voice and plays a sweet guitar. Dana Keller plays outstanding dobro and sings very well. They put on a great show - great music and great sense of humor and interaction with the audience. I recommend them highly so please attend a show near you and/or pass the word to your friends. I just wanted to share the news. Their websites are listed at the bottom of the email so you can check out their music.
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Jennings and Keller's As The Universe Unfolds

Pasadena Weekly, July 2, 2009

Vocalist Laurie Jennings Oudin’s warmth and veteran country sideman Dana Keller’s exceptionally good work on electric guitars and Dobro are the primary virtues of this unabashedly heartfelt offering. For every relatable phrase and honestly inspiring song (“Your Heart Holds the Truth,” “My Baby Wants to Be a Bell Ringer”), another lyric comes weighted with precious images of shamans, Avalon and ancient stars (e.g., “I was raised from the ashes of an obsolete and cluttered ego”), though baby boomers of a certain age may be drawn to this Florida duo’s thoughtful folk. At Coffee Gallery Backstage tonight. jenningsandkeller.com.



Acoustic pair comes to Coffee Underground: Duo likes playing where music is the focus

By Michael Staton, Anderson Independent-Mail - April 02, 2008

Laurie Jennings Oudin knows a thing or two about the relationship between musicians and coffee shops. Ms. Jennings managed and booked music for a café in Florida for several years before becoming a full-time musician herself. She will be performing with Dana Keller at the Acoustic Seen at Coffee Underground in Greenville on Friday evening.

Ms. Jennings met Mr. Keller four years ago in the same Florida café she managed, where they began playing together. Ms. Jennings said their musical relationship worked well from the beginning.....


 

 

Quote from Sonny Thomas, The Fiddle & Bow Society

of Winston-Salem, NC

"Jennings and Keller gave us a great night's entertainment. Laurie's laid back, easy going stage presence and fine singing were solidly backed by Dana's fine dobro and guitar playing and backing vocals. Dana started off the second set with some particularly nice finger-style, solo guitar work. Our audience really enjoyed the show. We look forward to having them back."


Quote from Claudia Taylor, Center on Warwoman

of Clayton, GA

"...a delightful night of songs from the soul. Your music is fresh and we all felt we were a part of your life journey .... that's a great gift. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us."



 

 

Jennings & Keller - Susan's House (Self-released)

By Lee Zimmerman, Broward-Palm Beach New Times - March 01, 2007

Laurie Jennings understands the merits of being a singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. As former proprietor of Homestead's now-defunct Mainstreet Cafe, she not only developed a solid reputation by booking nationally renowned folk acts but also frequently performed with her own house band, the Pathfinders...


Quote from Bob Singer, Broward Folk Club

of Broward County, Florida

"They put on a tremendous show! Laurie seemed to draw from just about every genre of music - each song was wonderful! Between Laurie's beautiful voice (and presence) and Dana's VERY talented dobro accompaniment it was an hour (plus) of sheer joy!"



Quote from Susan Moss, The Labyrinth Cafe

of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

"...we enjoyed two great sets of original music (three of Dana's own compositions), and a few special covers as well (Dana's dobro solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps is jaw-droppingly good) - I of course adore Susan's House and, much as I believe Hold Fast the Wheel will always be my favorite of Laurie's self-penned tunes, it was a delight to hear some brand new ones: Mountains of Miami, Propane, My Baby Wants to Be a Bell Ringer... Stunning voice, smart lyrics, great musicianship... most definitely worth leaving the house for on a rainy Saturday night..."






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Jennings and Keller on KPIG's Please Stand By - August 28th, 2011:



Jennings and Keller on WLRN - February 8th, 2009:

 

 


Jennings and Keller on WDVX Blue Plate Special, April 25th, 2008



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