Jenny Omnichord


NEW RELEASE! “Days of Hard Drives: Excavating Ten Years of Jenny Omnichord”

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This year marks the tenth year of Jenny Omnichord!  So to celebrate she learned to silk screen, dug through the ancient hard drives, and put together a twenty track collection of cover songs, rarities, and new material.  There’s a duet about school bus driving featuring fellow school bus driver Richard Laviolette.  There are songs about “table scoring” and hot dogs restaurants.  There are covers by such celebrated artists as The Guess Who, the Pixies, and Construction and Destruction.  There is even an educational song about Ice Worms, so highly regarded it is featured in the Wikepedia article “Ice Worms in Culture”.  If ten years has taught Jenny anything it’s how to set up quickly, play first, and be pretty darn charming.

“Jenny is restless, endlessly inventing and reinventing herself, as a Brother, a bass player, a bus driver, you name it, and she never, ever sits still…She makes things happen, and likewise, things tend to happen when she’s around. There’s no one better to have on your team.”- Mathias Kom, Cross-Canada tour companion,  & bandmate in “The Burning Hell”

“An old Canadian song When the Iceworms Nest Again, jokes about how cold it is in northern Canada. (Titles vary, using “iceworms,” “ice worms” and “ice worm.”) There is a different song of the same name by the Canadian group Jenny Omnichord, which is highly factually accurate.” - From the Wikepedia Entry “Ice Worms in Culture”

Past shows and releases:

Jenny Omnichord Fall wander:

20 OCT – Toronto ON – 918 Bathurst St- NXNE & Broken Pencil “Sex and Death” themed event at Canzine
10 NOV – Guelph, ON – Ebar, with Geoff Berner and Bob Wiseman
15 NOV – Ottawa ON – Raw Sugar with Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs
16 NOV – Montreal QC – Afternoon show at La Belle Epoque with Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs
21 NOV – Kitchener ON – Pyrus Cafe with Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs
23 NOV – Halifax, NS – TBA
28 NOV – St. John’s, NL – Eastern Edge (as Bird City) as part of Words in Edgewise
29 NOV – St. John’s, NL – Nautical Nellie’s
30 NOV – St. John’s, NL – TBA

May release shows:

May 1st: The Casbah, Hamilton, w/ Language Arts

May 2nd: The Piston, Toronto, w/ Language Arts

May 4th: Ed Video, Guelph, w/ Language Arts

May 24th: Ottawa (hopefully!) TBA w/ Kris Demeanor

May 25th: Le Cagibi, Montreal, as part of “The One Man Band Festival”

Jenny Omnichord: Break from the Bus Album release Tour March 2013

Poster march 2013 Friday March 8th: Montreal QC at The Squalor Saturday March 9th: Fredericton NB at the Capitol Complex w/ David R. Elliott Sunday March 10th (Matinee, 1pm): Sackville NB at Struts Gallery w/ Construction and Destruction Sunday March 10th (evening): Halifax NS at Gus’ Pub w/ Construction and Destruction Monday March 11th: Rothesay NB at the treehouse w/ Construction and Destruction Thursday March 14th: St. John’s NFLD at The Ship Friday March 15th: St. John’s NFLD at Prescott St. (house show)


Western poster draft 5 copy

Jenny Omnichord – All Our Little Bones

All Our Little Bones, the third full length release from Guelph indie darling Jenny Omnichord (aka Jenny Mitchell), is by far her most mature and fully realized effort to date.  An album about impending babies, arrived babies and coming to terms with both aging and the afterlife, All Our Little Bones rewards both the new listener and the perpetual fan with a never-before-heard version of Jenny Omnichord; while still remaining front and centre, the omnichord itself takes a comfortable shotgun seat to Jenny’s band of southern Ontario all-star players.  Inspired by her frequent travels and celebrating All Our Little Bones as the very first album on the brand new Label Fantastic!, Jenny Omnichord has released a 3-panel gatefold vinyl version of the album which doubles as a cross-country board game played on a hand-quilted map of Canada – including die and playing pieces, and of course the record itself. Play! What other folks have said about Jenny Omnichord: “Some songs are playfully ridiculous, while others are heartbreakingly gorgeous, Most are somewhere in between, all displaying the creative leaps and bounds that Mitchell has made over the years.” – Guelph Mercury “Charming and diverse, Cities of Gifts and Ghosts is thoughtfully ambitious, serving as a proper coming out party for Jenny Omnichord.” – Exclaim!


Catalogue # LF!003

Track listing:

1. Bad Luck 2. Blankets and Bones 3. Pain of Maybes 4. All Our Little Bows 5. Thinking of You 6. Randy B. Found Me 7. Mending Nibbled Wires 8. Lease in the East 9. Lifeline 10. And We Got Older 11. Skeletal Polyamory 12. Theoretical Love Song


Jenny Omnichord: Vox, Omnichord, French Horn Andy Magoffin: Percussion, Horns, Vox J.J. Ipsen: Piano, Organ, Synths, Vox Justin Nace: Guitar, Synths, Vox Tristan O’Malley: Bass, Vox Michael Brushey: Drums Gillian Manford: Accordion Michael Barclay: Saxophone Johnny Merritt: Glockenspiel Paterson Hodgson : Cello Guest vocalists: Andrew Sisk Tavo Diez De Bonilla and Prescott Street, St. John’s NL ——————————————————————————————————————————-

Past Album release dates:

Western Canada “All Our Little Bones” Album Release tour 2010 with Richard Laviolette!

September 22nd – The Apollo – Thunderbay, ON September 24th – House Show – Winnipeg, MB September 25th – Cafe Sola – Saskatoon, SK September 26th – House Show – Moose Jaw, SK September 27th – Wunderbar – Edmonton, AB September 28th – Storm Cellar – Banff, AB September 29th – Cliff’s Cafe, Enderby, BC October 1st – Cafe Deux Soleils – Vancouver,  BC October 2nd – Solstice Cafe – Victoria, BC October 4th – Duncan Garage Showroom, Duncan, BC October 6th – Voodoo’s Lounge – Penticton, BC October 7th – The Art We Are – Kamloops, BC October 8th – Local Library – Calgary, AB October 9th – OWL – Lethbridge, AB October 10th – House Show – 7 Persons, AB October 11th – All Citizens – Bruno, SK October 12th – Lo Pub – Winnipeg, MB October 14th – The Apollo – Thunderbay, ON Shows back home: November 24th – The Tranzac – Toronto ON – w/ CFL Sessions and Andrew Vincent December 3rd – The Silver Dollar – Toronto ON – Weewerk Anniversary show January 7th – OOTS Anniversary show     Monday July 16th – Café Natura – Sault Ste Marie, ON (6pm-9pm)w/ Ms Jaffit (all ages) Tue, July 17th – Serendipity Gardens – Rossport, ON a set as Jenny Omnichord and also a set as Bird City (my banjo and guitar music) All Ages Wed, Jul 18th – Bean Fiend – Thunder Bay, ON (All Ages) Friday July 20th – Sunday the 22nd – Brandon Folk Festival Monday July 23rd – A Jamboree Wednesday July 25th – Fainting Goat – Regina, SK w/ Chris Matchette Thursday July 26th – Vangelis – Saskatoon SK Friday July 27th – TBA – Calgary I hope! Saturday July 28th – TBA (Golden?) Sunday July 29th – TBA Tuesday July 31st – The Royal on Baker, Nelson BC w/ Wax Mannequin Wednesday August 1st – Cliffs Cafe – Enderby BC (7:30 – 9:30) Thursday August 2nd – The Art We Are – Kamloops, BC w/ Wax Mannequin Friday August 3rd-Monday August 6th – Artswells – Wells, BC Wednesday August 8th – TBA Thursday August 9th – The Railway Club – Vancouver, BC w/ Wax Mannequin