8 Days Down
City Canyons Records, an independent label based in New York City, proudly announces the release of Jen Elliott and Bluestruck's long awaited full length sophomore album, 8 DAYS DOWN. 8 DAYS DOWN is a soulful album with roots firmly grounded in the best rock traditions but seasoned by a sometimes edgy, very contemporary alternative sound and a spicy spoonful of wicked gospel and funk. Jen brings it all home with a powerful alto voice, hip phrasing, and a seductive energy, ably supported by her remarkable backing band, Bluestruck. Jen was raised on church music as a child and she still writes and sings straight from her soul--but now, it's rock 'n' roll that is her first love. Born in Texas and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, she now calls New York City her home. In 2003,she had the opportunity to sign with City Canyons Records. A few short months later, the label released her debut album THE SECRET'S OUT. The album received Top 30 college radio airplay and critical acclaim by the press nationally and internationally. Jen has been featured in issues of Entertainment Today, The Downtown Express, The Sun Herald, Inside Connection and Keyboard Magazine. To date, the band has performed at the Black Potatoe Festival 2005, NY Auto Show 2005, GoGirls Elite Showcase 2004, headlined at the Global Entertainment & Media Summits 2003/2004, and performed at MEANY Fest 2003...as well as performing at venues in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. Jen and Bluestruck have also opened for the likes of Nils Lofgren, The Little River Band, and Nine Days. Her EP, 'this damn song,' was released by City Canyons Records on April 4th 2006 as a prequel to 8 DAYS DOWN. Jen will be touring the East Coast from New England to Florida from October 2006 into the spring of 2007 in support of 8 DAYS DOWN, supported by a full press and radio campaign.