Jennifer Crook is a UK singer songwriter and musician. Musically most at home in the world of folk, roots and Americana, her classic songwriting - with its vivid storytelling, beautiful imagery and poignant mix of hope and experience - will touch a nerve with many a soul. Her finely-crafted albums have received critical acclaim from BBC Radio 2, Bob Harris, the folk press and beyond, and an invitation to contribute to the BBC Radio 2 programme ‘Girl with Guitar’ about the legendary Joni Mitchell.
Jennifer’s collaborations include Eddi Reader and Nashville’s Darrell Scott who duetted on Jennifer’s song ’Cowboys’ on her second album produced by Boo Hewerdine. The record earned Jennifer national airplay and a live session and interview on BBC Radio 2 with Bob Harris: “I am really, really loving the new album Merry-Go-Round. It’s beautiful”. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, Jennifer recorded her next album at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with producer Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush). ‘Carnforth Station’ received stunning reviews and was included in The Telegraphs’ ‘Best Folk Albums 2014’. Jennifer’s 2017 self-produced musical almanac, inspired by the months and the seasons, included contributions from a family of musical friends including Charlie Jones (Robert Plant), Eliza Carthy, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) and Beth Porter amongst others. She has also toured with Snow Patrol, Boo Hewerdine, Andy Davis (The Korgis), Clive Gregson and Declan O’Rourke and performed at festivals and venues across the UK and Ireland with her own bands.
Jennifer’s single ‘Sea Glass’ was described as ‘deeply poignant’ by Fatea and received national airplay in May 2020 “I absolutely love that”, Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2. A second single is due out in November. With producer Stuart Bruce (Band Aid, Van Morrison, Madeleine Peyroux) and a stellar new band, Jennifer is currently recording her fifth album due for release in 2021.
“I urge you to give this a listen. This is contemporary songwriting and performing at it’s best” Maverick*****
“Heart-wrenchingly gorgeous music” Roots and Fusion
“A vocalist of sublime power” fRoots
“A class act” R2
“In a changing and contentious world it’s reassuring to know that there are wonderfully talented artists like Jennifer Crook” Fatea (Live review 2019).