Jenny Gillespie was born in Springfield, IL in 1980 and grew up in a rural setting outside of town, surrounded by woods and water. There was a lot of time spent making fairy houses with twigs and moss. And a lot of harmonizing in the backseat with her sister, a gifted pianist.
First picking up her artist mother’s Martin guitar at 13, she found she could put her little poems to music. The local record store clerk had also given 13 year old Jenny the holy trinity of female 90s songwriters: Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, and Shawn Colvin. Her songwriting started to bloom and ever since the garden hasn’t stopped flowering.