Jenn Grinels


“…a true talent with staying power.” -The Philadelphia Examiner


Jenn Grinels has spent the last ten years playing nearly 1500 concerts all over the world. Last year the rising star spent time on the road headlining concerts on both coasts, supporting artists like Marc Broussard and Edwin McCain, and opening for famed band 10,000 Maniacs, at one point prompting San Francisco Examinerreviewer Kenneth Fish to write, “Grinels steals the show. She is a rock and roll temptress conjuring musical spells that no one could resist. Whether quietly purring into the microphone or seriously belting out a tune, the audience was hanging on every note and lapping up every well crafted phrase. (She) has the rare gift of being a well-rounded performer who engages the audience fully and openly, sharing the performer as much as the performance. And her performance was nothing short of amazing.”

The self-described “soulful, bluesy, jazzy, folk rock artist” has released three critically acclaimed full-length albums, built a loyal fan base all over the world and won numerous awards for her electrifying live performances. Recently Grinels returned what she calls a 6 month "album sabbatical", taking time off the road for the first time in ten years to focus on writing music. This experience was made possible with the incredible support of her fans via, a digital platform that facilitates patronage.

“…stunning, emotional, and unique.” - The Baltimore Examiner

Career Highlights:

  • Toured with Marc Broussard, 10,000 Maniacs, Edwin McCain

  • Recently commissioned to write a Broadway Musical

  • Performed at Lincoln Center for the Holiday Songbook Series

  • Opened for Dar Williams, Mark Cohn, JD Souther

  • Has appeared on KUSI’s Wake Up San Diego, Fox 45 News Morning Show Baltimore, 91X San Diego, WRNR Anapolis, WCVQ Clarksville, and more.

  • Voted Best Music Act by Campus Activities Magazine (2012)

  • Voted Best Female Solo Artist three years straight by APCA

“Grinels began to sing and the whole room stopped breathing…words fell from her mouth like gems…women in the corner of the cafe cried.”- The Southeast Missourian

"Jenn Grinels is one of those wonderfully gifted artists that comes along all too rarely. She is a multiple threat on voice, lyricism, and stagecraft. Our staff went nuts, the 500 patrons in the house for the headliner bought 129 of her CDs, and gave her a standing ovation to boot. In a just world, she would be a household name already. In this world, it is but a matter of time." 

- Michael Jaworek (talent buyer), The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

Tour History


Feb 9 Spring Lake, MI   Seven Steps Up  HEADLINER

Feb 7 Cleveland, OH  Music Box  HEADLINER

Feb 2 Duluth, GA   Red Clay Theater  HEADLINER

Feb 1  Knoxville, TN  Open Chord  HEADLINER

Jan 11 Annapolis, MD   Rams Head On Stage  HEADLINER

Jan 12 Vienna, VA  Jammin Java  HEADLINER


Dec 31 Cabot, VT The Den (Harry's Hardware) HEADLINER

Dec 7 San Diego, CA Queen Bee's HEADLINER

Nov 17 Cleveland, OH  The Music Box  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

Oct 6 Chattanooga, TN  BijouTheatre  *supporting Edwin McCain

Sept 12 Annapolis, MD Rams Head OnStage *supporting Teitur

Sept 11 Washington, DC Union Stage *supporting Teitur

Sept 9 Cleveland, OH The Music Box *supporting Mason Jennings

May 11 Chattanooga, TN  Walker Theatre  *supporting Edwin McCain


Dec 18 New York, NY Lincoln Center Holiday Songbook Series

Nov 4  Easton, MD  Avalon Theatre  HEADLINER 

Oct 12  Vienna, VA  Jammin Java  HEADLINER  

Sept 9  San Miguel de Allende, MEX  Dos Búhos Vineyard  HEADLINER *SOLD OUT 

July 30  Alexandria, VA  Birchmere  *supporting The Bacon Brothers

July 29  Alexandria, VA  Birchmere  *supporting The Bacon Brothers

July 28  Alexandria, VA  Birchmere  *supporting The Bacon Brothers

June 15  Alpharetta, GA  Altobeli's  HEADLINER *SOLD OUT 

June 3  Easton, MD  Stoltz Listening Room  HEADLINER *SOLD OUT 

June 1  Atlantic City, NJ  Off The Record Music Festival 

May 4  Portland, OR  Aladdin Theater  *supporting Marc Cohn

Nov 5  
Punta Banda, MEX  La Marina  HEADLINER featuring Alex DePue

Oct 29  Ensenada, MEX  Hotel La Mision  HEADLINER featuring Alex DePue

Oct 16  Portland, OR  Aladdin Theater  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 15  Seattle, WA  The Crocodile  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 14  Pleasanton, CA  Firehouse Arts Center  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 13  San Francisco, CA  The Chapel  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 12  Petaluma, CA  Mystic Theatre  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 9  Santa Cruz, CA  RioTheater  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 7  Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up  *supporting Marc Broussard

Oct 6  West Hollywood, CA  Troubadour  *supporting Marc Broussard

July 16  Annapolis, MD  Rams Head Onstage  HEADLINER

July 14  College Park, MD  Univ. of Maryland

June 3  Nashville, TN  City WInery  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

May 22  Sellersville, PA  Sellersville Theater  *supporting Edwin McCain

May 21  Natick, MA  The Center for the Arts in Natick  *supporting Edwin McCain

May 19  New York NY  BB King's  *supporting Edwin McCain 

May 12  Alpharetta, GA  Altobeli's

May 7  Binghamton, NY  Firehouse Stage  w/ Zarni

Mar 22  Annapolis, MD  Rams Head Onstage  *supporting Marc Broussard

Mar 20  Asheville, NC  The Grey Eagle  *supporting Marc Broussard

Mar 18  Knoxville, TN  Bijou Theatre  *supporting Marc Broussard  

Mar 12  Washington D.C.  The Howard Theater  *supporting Edwin McCain

Mar 11  Richmond, VA  Capital Ale House  *supporting Edwin McCain

Feb 27  Spring Lake, MI  Seven Steps Up  HEADLINER

Feb 26  Akron, OH  Musica  HEADLINER

Feb 20  Balitmore, MD  Rams Head Live  HEADLINER, Frozen Harbor Music Festival

Feb 15  Nashville, TN  Mercy Lounge  BMI presents 8 Off 8th

Feb 8  Morton, IL  Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center  *supporting DePue De Hoyos      


Dec 9  Vienna, VA  Jammin' Java  HEADLINER

Nov 15  Pawling, NY  Daryl's House  *supporting Edwin McCain

Nov 12  Philadelphia, PA  World Cafe Live  *supporting Edwin McCain

Nov 5  Atlanta, GA  APCA Showcase

Oct 24  Mauldin, SC  Mauldin Cultural Center Amphitheater  *supporting Edwin McCain 

Oct 3  Clarksville, KY  QItUp 108Qfm WCVQ  interview/performance

Oct 2  Cleveland, OH  Music Box  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

Sept 21  Solana Beach, CA  North Coast Repertory Theatre

Aug 16  Alexandria, VA  Birchmere  *supporting Edwin McCain  

July 8  Corvallis, OR  Troubadour Music Center

June 14 Purcellville, VA Adroit Theory Brewery  Buncearoo Presents! 

June 13  Greensboro, NC  Backyard Stage

June 7  Atlanta, GA  Grocery On Home

May 30  Aberdeen, UK  Live at Captain Tom's  live streaming

May 29  Aberdeen, UK  Downstairs  *supporting Lotus Crush

May 28  Edinburgh, UK  The Voodoo Rooms  w/ Kat Healy

May 23  Madrid, ESP  The Toast

May 22  Dublin, IRL  The Mercantile  *supporting Jamie Duff

May 18  Galway, IRL  Róisín Dubh  

May 17  Connemara, IRL  Mullarkey's

May 14  Rome, ITA  Tiberina Island  Fabiolous Presents

May 8  Stonehaven, UK  Mearns FM 105.7  interview/performance  

May 8  Inverbervie, UK  Burgh Hall  *supporting Colin Clyne & The Carrons

May 3  Surrey, UK  Brooklands Radio  interview/performance

April 25  Saint Pargoire, FRA  Chateau Rieutort

March 25  Chicago, IL  City Winery  *supporting Willy Porter

March 3  Sellersville, PA  Sellersville Theater  *supporting Rhett Miller


Nov 18  New York, NY  Cutting Room  *supporting Company Men

Nov 17  Vienna, VA  Jammin' Java w/ Rebecca Loebe

Nov 16  Norwich, CT  Spoke in the Wheel  w/ Rebecca Loebe

Nov 15  Pomfret, CT  Vanilla Bean  w/ Rebecca Loebe

Nov 13  Boston, MA  Lizard Lounge  w/ Rebecca Loebe

Nov 12  Philadelphia, PA  Melodies  w/ Rebecca Loebe

Nov 8  Cleveland, OH  Music Box  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

Nov 6  Jupiter, FL  Florida Atlantic University

Oct 22  Los Angeles, CA  Nokia Club  *supporting Company Men

Oct 12  Duluth, GA  Red Clay Theater  HEADLINER

Oct 10  Binghamton, NY  Binghamton University

Oct 6  Annapolis, MD  Ramshead Onstage  HEADLINER

Oct 5  Sellersville, PA  Sellersville Theater  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

Aug 27  Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up Tavern  HEADLINER

Aug 26  Los Angeles, CA  Hotel Cafe  HEADLINER

Aug 23  San Francisco, CA  Hotel Utah  HEADLINER *SOLD OUT

Aug 16  Portland, OR  Mississippi Studios *Jerry Joseph & Jackmormons

Aug 13  Seattle, WA  Triple Door  HEADLINER

July 29  Thomas, WV  Purple Fiddle  HEADLINER

July 24 Londonderry, NH  Tupelo Music Hall  HEADLINER

June 21  Napa, CA  City Winery  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

June 20  Oakland, CA  Yoshi's  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

June 19  San Francisco, CA  Yoshi's  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

June 14  Annapolis, MD  Rams Head Onstage  *supporting Dan Wilson

May 25  Annapolis, MD  Rams Head Onstage  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

May 23  Alexandria, VA  Birchmere  *supporting 10,000 Maniacs

April 7  Nashville, TN  The Rutledge  HEADLINER

Apr 5  Londonderry, NH  Tupelo Music Hall  *supporting Willy Porter

Apr 4  Cresson, PA  Mt. Aloysius College

Mar 28  Kitty Hawk, NC  Off The Record Music Festival

Mar 26  Corning, NY  Corning Community College

Mar 20  Montgomery, WV  West Virginia University Tech

Mar 7  Castleton, VT  Castleton State College

Mar 6  Media, PA  Penn State Brandywine

Mar 5  Sharon, PA  Penn State Shenango

Mar 4  McKeesport, PA  Penn State Greater Allegheny

Mar 3  Ithaca, NY  Ithaca College

Feb 26  Jamestown, NY  Jamestown Community College

Feb 9  Grass Valley, CA  Center for the Arts  *supporting Marc Broussard

Feb 8  San Francsico, CA  The Chapel  *supporting Marc Broussard

Feb 7  Los Angeles, CA  The Mint  *supporting Marc Broussard

Feb 6  Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up Tavern  *supporting Marc Broussard

Feb 5  Hermosa Beach, CA  Sainte Rocke  *supporting Marc Broussard

Jan 23  Seattle, WA  The Piranha Shop  SLRS Presents

Jan 16  New York, NY  Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)  HEADLINER  *SOLD OUT