|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||folk singer-songwriter female vocalists americana country|
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December 1968, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA. Singing and playing guitar, McKenna has built a dedicated audience for her music, which falls into the area between folk and country. Although she was born and continues to live far away from the main centres of country music, McKenna has found ways to echo universal experience in the stories her songs tell. Writing her own material, which draws upon American small-town life, McKenna made her debut in 1998 with the independently released Paper Wings & Halo. The album served notice of McKennas songwriting talent and featured three live tracks. The follow-up Pieces Of Me, released via the Signature label in 2001, was widely praised in the US press as one of the singer-songwriter albums of the year. Guest vocalists Buddy Miller and Marc Erelli joined McKenna on 2005s Bittertown, with her guitarist son, Brian, making his recording debut at the age of 14 (her husband, Gene McKenna, has also appeared with her...