About:Toronto Blues Society presents: Piano Blues with Jenie Thai
When you meet her, Jenie Thai is composed, pleasant, amiable, friendly, and — she won’t like the word but you have to live with it — sweet. She has an open face, long hair, a ready smile and an easy laugh.
And she is also tough, and gritty, and plays barrelhouse piano steeped in the blues — and if that wasn’t enough to get your head around, she also writes and sings tough and tender ballads, direct from her heart to yours.
There's a new album, Night on Fire, with a sold out show at Toronto's Hugh's Room and — while she now calls Toronto home — she lives on the road, and there’s dust on her shoes, love in her heart, and a whole lot of music in her soul.
'Night On Fire' is a confident, fully realized album that shows Jenie Thai has arrived (on record) as a mature beyond her years, singer, keyboard player and songwriter. With inspired production and edgy performances Jenie's songs and approach are fresh and refreshing.' - Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records and broadcaster on CBC Radio, SiriusXM, & CKUA.
With a combination of contemporary and traditional blues piano, and a fiery passionate voice, Jenie “Thai” Nolan has been making a name for herself across the country and the world. View Article - Vue Weekly, Stephan Boissonneault
"If anyone thought about the combination of traits required for a timeless and impactful career, they would most likely be describing the same traits possessed by the featured artist in this edition of Notes & Quotes: Jenie Thai. Although self described as someone who is just emerging onto the music scene, she has an impressive resume in both music academia and press reviews." - Maple Blues Newsletter, Erin McCallum