Live Like a Local – Jenuine Cello

SPI Tropical Travel presents the ‘Live Like a Local’ series featuring Jenuine Cello, one of South Padre Island’s most endearing local musicians. After nearly 20 years in Austin, Jen decided to mix things up a bit by moving to the southernmost tip of Texas. Life hasn’t been the same since…

Click here to watch the interview!

The Listening Sessions on SPI

The Listening Sessions is a monthly music series curated by Jen Mulhern (aka Jenuine Cello) and hosted by The Art Lounge. Learn more about upcoming concerts at

Attendees can look forward to immersing themselves in extraordinary music and art in a quiet, intimate space. All performances in this concert series include music performed by Jenuine Cello. For the majority of these ‘listening room’ style performances, Jen brings together a variety of exceptional guest artists to join her on stage.

    • 7pm, May 18th: Jen’s Summer Sendoff and Season Finale
    • Oct. – May 2024/2025: Listening Sessions 3rd Season (season tickets available by Aug. 1st)
Upcoming Live Shows

Summer Schedule in Buffalo/WNY

Saturdays in July and August
•7-9pm, Ellicottville Tap + Bottle & Taqueria (Ellicottville)
☆ Summer dates: 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31
EVERY Sunday!
Mon. July 15th
• 7:30-9:30 @ Slow Roll Buffalo finish line at Sperry Park
Wed. July 31st
• 6-9pm @ Johnson’s Landing in Hamburg (outdoor patio)
☆ also 8/28
Thu. Sept 5th
• 7pm Jenuine Cello’s Birthday Show at The 9th Ward @ Babeville feat. surprise guest collabs
NEW Album release: LOOPHOLES available April 6th, 2024

Featuring 10 tracks of original songwriting and arranging with cello and vocals…

Digital Downloads available at

T-shirts, stickers, CD and Vinyl Pre-orders at my Square Store!!!



Jen Mulhern



Performer | Teacher | Collaborator


“My favorite sound is the silence in between the beats. That’s what I would want to be remembered for in this era of constant humming." -me

Native Texan Jen Mulhern, aka Jenuine Cello, is a captivating model of a modern one-woman band. Since earning her degree in Music Performance from Texas State University, Ms. Mulhern has forged her own musical path, expanding on her classical vocabulary to include composition, songwriting, contemporary improvisation, collaborative projects, and solo performing. 

In 2014, Mulhern's solo looping project, 'Jenuine Cello,' was born as a series of monthly shows at Café Crème in Austin, TX. Her early performances were a testament to the ideology that the audience should be allowed to eavesdrop, witnessing the creative process as each layer is built from scratch until the piece is fully-realized.

Mulhern dedicates her compositions to improvised form and content rather than rehearsed replication. Her live recordings and performances take listeners on a road trip free from genre, saturated with an array of influences. With undercurrents of Bach, Blondie, Beatles, Bjork, Blues and everything in between, Jenuine's music combines classically infused inspiration with raw textures to create a unique sound of layered soulful puzzle pieces. Equipped with a cello and a voice, a looping pedal, a 6-string electric cello, an electric cajon, and a knack for glitchy beat-boxing, Jenuine Cello creates a symphony of spontaneous sound painting that tugs at the soul and awakens an ancient desire to howl at the moon...

After nearly 20 years in Austin/Central Texas as a freelance cellist and private cello instructor, Ms. Mulhern moved to South Padre Island, TX in 2017 to pursue Jenuine Cello as a full-time solo career. In addition to various collaborations and bookings as a solo artist and educator, she is currently preparing for her upcoming LP release in 2024 to add to her collection of previous recordings: 'Live at Cafe Creme' (2014), 'Falling Trees Make Sound' (2016) and 'Re-Imagined' (2022). Jen currently resides in both Texas and Buffalo, NY and performs with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Cellist of the Laredo Philharmonic. 

For bookings or inquiries, contact or visit

Interested in staying "in the loop" or purchasing music? Grab a digital download under the 'Shop" tab, and get on the email list to hear about updates first!

Live like a Local

See the interview from South Padre Island Tropical Travel

Jen Mulhern is one of the island's favorite local musicians. Originally from Austin, she has embraced island living and brought her own flair to South Padre Island. Anyone that has seen her live performance is captivated by her intricate use of the cello, her unique take on island music, and her overflowing talent.

DVD Preview

'Live at Cafe Creme with Jenuine Cello'

Jenuine Cello collaborated with artist Topher Sipes in 2014 to create her first live recording!

Music available for Digital Download HERE!

South Padre Island Live Music Scene

It was wonderful to be a part of this video series highlighting the music scene on SPI

Check out the videos!

Shout Out: Jen Mulhern

I was elated to be interviewed for the Austin Chronicle's Gay Place Blog by Blake McCoy. Check it out!

Work With Jen

For booking inquiries, please email

Social Background

Find us at