Review: Jen Lane – This Life Of Mine (Independent)

Jen_Lane_-This_Life_of_Mine_cover.jpgThe fifth release from Saskatchewan’s Jen Lane is a beautiful collection of roots-inspired music that also bears the hallmarks of honky tonk, western swing, bluegrass, and more. As soon as the album’s first track hits your speakers, it is evident that Lane’s not-so-secret weapon is her pure, crystalline vocals (think underrated Americana artist Tift Merritt), which exudes a clarity, confidence and warmth that can only come with the experience that Lane has under her wings. Recommended tracks: “Movin’ On,” “Shoe,” and “Thirteen”