Jenerator is the Bay Area-based love child of bassist/singer/songwriter Jen Rund. Jen’s bass has taken her all over the western United States and Canada, as well as the UK, Ireland, Germany and Netherlands. Performing and recording in many genres - psychedelic jam funk (Talley Up!), jazz/funk/soul (Mangobus), folk/Americana (The Real Sarahs), reggae (Lumanation), straight-ahead rock (Infinite Frequency), and R&B/soul (Soulman Sam) - has given her experience in, and appreciation for, a wide variety of musical forms. She is also deeply influenced by the Grateful Dead, and you can find her keeping the music alive with Bay Area notables at various venues around the Bay and beyond.
Inspired by an outpouring of new original material, Jen knew it was time to create her own project. With Jenerator, she brings together a stellar slate of talented friends, and weaves together elements of all of her previous projects into a delightful whole. Jenerator's upcoming debut release, Home In Here, is an excursion into lively Americana, gritty blues, and haunting acoustic finger-picking, with trips into funk and reggae along the way. Quirky storytelling brings characters and the Western landscape to life with songs about the open road, the weirdness of being alive, and the joy of making music, interspersed with pointed, yet hopeful, social commentary.
Performing in duo, trio and quartet configurations, Jenerator's live shows are individually curated to enliven any venue while maintaining their signature rootsy/funky/bluesy sound. Featuring Jen’s originals, as well as those of other band members, Jenerator’s live sets also include choice selections from the catalogues of classic Americana/folk/rock, blues, and the Dead.
The past year has seen Jenerator lighting up venues around the Bay Area, leaving happy fans and tired feet in their wake. With the release of their first recording, Home In Here, Jenerator is poised to bring their always fun, exciting sound to ever widening audiences. Stay tuned for new music release updates, and shows near you!