Blending folk, country, pop and blues influences, Feeny inspires many comparisons -- Suzanne Vega, Rickie Lee Jones, Cat Power to name a few -- but her music stands on its own. Intimate landscapes, painted with a voice that is alternately earthy and delicate, mark her self-titled debut.
Feeny grew up on the East Coast, listening to her parents' records. Simon and Garfunkle and Cat Stevens were early favorites. She sang as a child, and eventually picked up her dad's old guitar so she could strum along.
"I never understood how someone could come up with an original tune," she says. But amid scale exercises and cover songs, she found her first melody. "I don't remember my first song," Feeny says. "But I remember the process of creating it. I loved it."
Feeny played in her native Philadelphia, with bands and as a solo artist. After a stint in Washington, D.C., she moved to Los Angeles, where she began pursuing a music career in earnest. She plays in L.A. and abroad.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Beltloops & Bluejeans
2. Please Don't Leave Me in Winter
4. Leave You on the Pavement
5. Unsteady Ground
6. Cry for Me
7. Cold Mountain
8. Mr. Blue
9. I Come Home
10. Old Friend
11. New York in the 70s