About Walk On By, "a sweet sensitive heartfelt vocal along with a classy arrangement."
Jim David, Hal Davids' son
"Anyone can make a music CD but this is like music theater."
Kenny Edwards - Founding member of The Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt
"The thing that makes her song so good is that it comes from something that she cares about. The emotional context she feels because of what happened to her hooks you. You can feel her feeling in the song. You can feel the little nuances of texture in her her voice- a little place where it hurts. And she's feeling something and you know it. That's why this shit is so powerful." David Crosby
Jacob Nesheim/David Crosby - Santa Barbara City College paper
From Santa Barbara comes solo artist JENA DOUGLAS. Jena has recently released a new CD called 'The Ballad Of Calamity' that features twelve songs. The songs follow the softer edge of pop/rock with hints of folk influences. She has similar vocal styles to Stevie Nicks as evident on the first track, the catchy acoustic uptempo 'Do You Dream'. Americana if you like at it's finest. Most of the album continues in this style with hints and influences from Bob Dylan to Heart and The Eagles. Best songs on the album for me were the excellent 'Again Someday' a smooth gentle almost melodic tune with fine guitar work and superb vocals from Jena and the superb 'You Don't Wanna Know'. Now this track is moody and has a strong seventies Americana feel, but still melodic and modern enough to give Gwen Stefani and Sheryl Crow a run for their money. The Ballad 'Walk On By' is also a very good song; gentle with crisp sharp guitars coupled with trumpets etc. very moody song with lots going on that keeps you interested.
Check Jena out at www.myspace.com/jenadouglas and www.jenadouglas.com
Nicky- Rock Journalist fireworks Magazine UK
Nicky- Rock Journalist - fireworks Magazine UK