7/21/2009 - Jenny Owen Youngs

Coming up strong behind R. Stevie Moore as the most talented singer/songwriter to be based in the nondescript bedroom community of Montclair, NJ, Jenny Owen Youngs looks like Lindsay Lohan's indie-kid younger sister (though, ironically, the baby-faced Youngs is in fact about a half-decade older than the hard-partying actress-singer) but sounds like an entirely successful fusion of Liz Phair's perceptive and brashly funny lyrics and the orchestrated folk-pop of Regina Spektor and Erin McKeown, with just a hint of Nellie McKay's jazzy cabaret leanings and Cat Power's throaty, confessional angst. Come see Jenny perform with William Fitzsimmons on Tuesday July, 21st at 6:30pm and then catch them both later that night at the WOW Hall in Eugene.