Jennifer is a roots-rock, alt-country singer/songwriter from Annapolis, MD and you can find her performing twice a week in her hometown; her set list consisting of originals, as well as covers which range from the common to obscure including Neil Young, Aimee Man, Lucinda Williams, and AC/DC, to name a few.
Jen also performs with a full band occasionally. Acts they have shared the stage with include: Lissie, Robyn Hitchcock, The Lone Bellow, Scars on 45, Ty Herndon, LoCash Cowboys, The Black Lillies, Sarah Borges, Last Train Home, to name a few.
You'll find Jen playing with just her drummer in a “White Stripes fashion” for some shows.
The title track from her debut record 'Should Have Been A Weathergirl', 'Weathergirl" was a featured song on No Depression, The Roots Music Authority. Jen has also performed with the regional songwriter show 'The 9 Songwriter Series' hosted by Justin Trawick well over a dozen times.
Venues where Jen has performed over the past ten years are:
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis, MD)
Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)
Rams Head OnStage (Annapolis, MD)
Rams Head Savage (Savage, MD)
Rams Head Shorehouse (Stevensville, MD)
Rams Head Roadhouse (Crownsville, MD)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia, PA)
Fletchers (Baltimore, MD)
Mick O’Sheas (Baltimore, MD)
Brian Boru Irish Pub (Severna Park, MD)
Woodfire (Severna Park, MD)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington, DC)
Hill Country BBQ (Washington, DC)
Baltimore's Christmas Village
1747 Pub (weekly residence for the past year, Annapolis, MD)
Red Red Wine Bar (Annapolis, MD)
Barefoot Bernies (Hagerstown, MD)
Pure Wine Cafe (Ellicott City, MD)
T-Bonz (Ellicott City, MD)
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Hunt Valley, MD)
The Republic (Richmond, VA)
49 West (Annapolis, MD)
Armadillos (Annapolis, MD)
The Whiskey (Annapolis, MD)
The WRNR Rockin' River Cruise (Annapolis, MD)
The Greene Turtle (Annapolis and Hanover, MD)
The Quarry House (Silver Spring, MD)
The Night Cat (Easton, MD),
The 8x10 (Baltimore, MD)
Joe Squared (Baltimore, MD)
The Federal House (weekly residence, Annapolis, MD)
Federal Hill Festival (Baltimore, MD)
Village Tavern (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
Acme (Isle of Palms, SC)
Home Team BBQ (Sullivan's Island, SC)
The Key West Songwriter Festival: Blue Heaven and The Rum Runner
Currently, Jen finishing up her third full-length record. Her first record, ‘Should’ve Been A Weather Girl’, was independently released in 2009. The follow-up record, ‘Mess of My Memory’, was released in 2011 and was distributed by the Planetary Group and played on over 120 college and AAA radio stations. This past year, Jen put together a compilation for the Americana Music Conference that was part of the gift for the VIP attendees. The disc consisted of some of her older material, as well as a handful of newer songs of which will be on her up and coming release, ‘Fossil’.
At this point, Jen's song catalog consists of atleast 40 songs.
Please find live video on her website at http://www.vanmetermusic.com/Van_Meter/Video.html