A little lady band from Canada’s big North.
Dana Jennejohn and The Bennett Sun has a sound described as tumbleweed pop and city folk. These five women have been making music together since 2010 after playing with one another at late night jam session under the midnight sun at a music camp held in Kluane country, home to Canada’s tallest mountain.
When the band first formed, they held weekly practices that involved sharing a meal together; the friendship and mutual admiration for one another is what contributes to the band’s steadfastness despite everyone having busy lives outside of making music.
The sound and songs are inspired by northern living, the landscape and the people. Their music ranges beyond the bluegrass sound into folk, roots and other genres and the band’s method of creating a song stems out of the collaborative bluegrass tradition. Dana Jennejohn is the band’s songwriter, but it is the magic of collaboration between the band that gives them their distinct sound.
Dana Jennejohn and The Bennett Sun recently released their first EP in March, 2015 in Haines Junction thanks to the hard work of dear friends and Junction Arts and Music. Listen to the live recording.
Dana Jennejohn – guitar and vocals
Lisa Christensen – banjo and vocals
Roslyn Wilson – mandolin and vocals
Dorothy Williams – fiddle
Erin McKnight – upright bass