A couple of years have past since we have written anything about two of our local favorite music artists. Abby Gershuney has stayed with us several time over the past years and has truly become family. Abby ha worked her magic at the Jackson Hole Playhouse many time over the years and is currently performing in St. George Utah at Tuacahn Center for the Arts for the 2018 summer shows.. Abby can sing, dance, act… she can do it all but when she sings she makes people like me smile.
Many of you who know us know our son Brock Jennings. Brock is another amazingly talented singer song writer and he has an amazing voice. Abby was staying with over the Christmas Holiday while she worked for the playhouse a couple of winters ago. Not sure why they do but they waited until the last day to actually lay down some tracks. Abby had to return to New York City for while.
One of the tracks they laid down was not one of their own but a cover from Nickel Creek titled “When You Come Back Down”. Although this is a rough, uncut, unfinished track I wanted to share this with all of you again. I hope you like it. If you do please let us know we would love to see these two play this summer here in Jackson Hole and maybe some other areas too.
Click on Player below to listen to “When You Come Back Down”
“When You Come Back Down” Recorded by Abby Gurshuney and Brock Jennings, Produced by Brock Jennings, Written by Nickel Creek
A couple of years ago I came across some old American Cherry that came from an old hand hewn beam. The best we could tell this beam was more than 200 years old when the timber was cut. Because of its size this Native American Style flute would make a very nice back packer flute. This five hole flute was eventually tuned to the Key of A and both the flute body and the fetish were handcrafted from this reclaimed Cherry wood stock. This flute ended up right at 21 1/2 inches in length and features a 3/4″ flute bore. Please note that this flute was crafted entirely by hand including the flute bore which was cut with a gouge. The cutting edge was built into the body of the flute not an inlay. The fetish was from my otter series and was tied on using our hand cut black Deer Leather.
This flute like all of my flutes was hand planed to achieve its signature shape. We added a hand braided deerskin leather lace accent at the foot of the flute and there were 8 multicolored Crow Beads attached. The inside of the flute bore and slow air chamber were sealed with many coats of finish to help prevent moisture absorption. The outside was finished with more than 20+ light coats of high gloss lacquer. The tonal quality of this flute was in the upper range and it is very easy to play and very forgiving. This flute felt really nice in your hands and the color of the reclaimed Cherry gave it a very nice look. This was a very simple yet great sounding flute that actually found a home with a buyer that takes it backpacking on a regular basis.
Cherry makes for a great sounding flute but as you can see from these pictures it also produces a simple elegance. Although this flute has been sold it is available for commission. All flutes ship with a hand crafted flute bag to protect the during shipping and storage at home. Shipping is in addition to the price of the flute. Call us at (307) 690-0427 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are times when one sits and ponders about things that really can make a difference in their lives. For me my son Brock Jennings and his fantastic girlfriend Abby Gershuny certainly fulfills that which is lacking sometimes in my day. Although Brock is my son I can honestly say that he is one of the brightest young talents I have ever known – even though he has not yet been discovered by the masses he is certainly deserving of the effort.
Abby is an amazingly talented woman soon to be superstar I am sure. But it is her voice that captures me on a regular basis and when the two of them come together in a song it is pure magic. Their new song Bounce can no longer wait for people to hear. In my opinion they are ready for prime time. All original and self produced these two have what it takes. Brock’s latest production of Bounce is one that I think will flat reach out and grab you – so take a moment and check it out below. Then please give us some feedback – I want to brag a little….
It is interesting, Jackson Hole has actually quite of few very talents musicians that either live and work from here or got their start here. One that comes to mind is Isaac Hayden who was raised here in Jackson and got his start here. Now he is in Nashville doing his thing and he is actually doing a very solid job of getting his music out there.
Another local artist is Brock Jennings. Brock used to work with Issac Hayden on occasion playing drums for him as well as collaborating in song writing. Brock’s genesis in music is that of a very accomplished drummer and he has played professionally since he was 10. Recently Brock laid down tracks for another new band, Mod Era, also from Jackson.
Brock made the transition to singer song writer over several years and he recently released his first CD – “Coming Home”. Over the next month or so we will try to highlight some of Brock’s music on this blog. Below is a link to one of the songs (click on picture) on youtube off his Coming Home CD titled “Journey”. A simple video but I love this song. Check it out and if you like it let us know. Brock has a website at www.brockjennings.com so visit it if you like what you here.