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…
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 www.theartloungespi.com
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, Feb. 17th and 18th with guest Charles Harrison (electric guitar)
7pm, Mar. 2nd and 3rd with guest Jason Traweek (percussion, flute)
7pm, Apr. 6th: ‘Loopholes’ Album Release Party for Jenuine Cello
7pm, Apr. 20th and 21st with guest Caleb Hans Polashek (violin)
7pm, May 18th: Jen’s Summer Sendoff and Season Finale
Oct. – May 2024/2025: Listening Sessions 3rd Season (season tickets available by Aug. 1st)
“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 email@example.com or visit www.JenuineCello.com
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Live like a Local
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.
Jenuine Cello collaborated with artist Topher Sipes in 2014 to create her first live recording!