Musicheads Essential Artist: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis performs at Microshow at the Clown Lounge
Jenny Lewis performs at Microshow in the Clown Lounge at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., on March 28, 2019. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis has worn a few different hats in the entertainment industry, both as an actress in television and movies, and as a lot of us know her best, as a musician.

She joined Rilo Kiley in the late '90s and they made about a half-dozen albums before they officially called it quits around 2014. One of those releases was their indie breakout More Adventurous.

Since her time in and after Rilo Kiley, she's carved out a successful solo career and collaborated with other artists, most notably with the Watson Twins on her Rabbit Fur Coat album. She also worked with the Postal Service, with singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice as Jenny and Johnny, and one of her most recent collaborations, with her group N.A.F.

As a songwriter, she writes honest and relatable lyrics, catchy hooks, and she charms her fans with her captivating live performances. She's also a style icon in the music industry and embodies a laid-back California cool attitude.

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