Acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase drive catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics as Jenny & Tyler chronicle lives marked daily by love, joy, loss, doubt and redemption. Their blend of driving, percussive folk-pop rings of Mumford & Sons and Nickel Creek, and at times echoes popular male-female duos such as She & Him and fellow Nashville darlings The Civil Wars.
Their first major release, Faint Not (2010), found a captive audience in the likes of students and justice-seekers worldwide. The record’s title track is an anthemic tune, bolstered by words from the famous prayer of St. Francis, “Where there is hatred let me sow love, where there is injury let me pardon…”
The success of Faint Not catapulted Jenny & Tyler into a new season of busyness, but the opportunities brought by success led to a point of physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. The season of recuperation and reflection that followed inspired their latest full-length album, Open Your Doors (2012), produced by Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, JJ Heller, Caedmon’s Call). The narrative arc of the album invites listeners to a place of rest—a space to voice their wonderings, lay down their burdens, and drink-in beauty, comfort and peace.
Jenny & Tyler don’t merely want to tell a good story, they want to live one. Instead of glossing over personal and global problems, they wrestle with issues like poverty, injustice, and apathy, starting with their own hearts. They are committed to compassion, charity and justice, evidenced, in part, through their ongoing support of International Justice Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human-trafficking throughout the world.
In November of 2013 Jenny & Tyler released For Freedom: A Covers EP. The EP is full of the duo’s favorite songs, ranging from tunes by U2 to Smashing Pumpkins to Simon & Garfunkel. The project benefits organizations that fight human trafficking. Download the Mastered for iTunes version at http://bit.ly/4freed.
The For Freedom tour is on the road now with fellow artists Levi Weaver and Vanita Joines.