"I know I am connecting with my audience when I see smiles, hear laughter and feel emotion from my audience", says vocalist Jennifer Licko
"I sing from my heart and choose music that I can relate to so that my audience can fully experience the music."
Originally from North Carolina, Jennifer
masterfully combines the Bluegrass and Country music from her
American roots with traditional Celtic music of her
"I find myself relaxing, enjoying Jennifer's flawless voice and finding the roots that are similar in tradition to American Folk music", Says Dennis Halsey from Best Female Musicians.
is an exceptional vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who plays the piano, guitar, and bodhrán (Irish drum).
By living and touring all over the world Jennifer
has not only experienced a variety of cultural traditions, but she
has also developed a passion for the preservation of these traditions.
When you listen to Jennifer
perform, you are reminded of your roots and you feel like you belong.
"We all want to belong to something bigger than us" says Licko
, "the truth is that we all DO belong.
We just need to stay connected to our traditions.
I hope my performances help bring audiences to that place."
In addition to connecting with her
American fan base, Jennifer
also finds a way to connect internationally.
Jennifer's worldwide fans express their love of her
music when she
pure vocals that are so easily approachable.
Brazilian fans praise Jennifer
marvelous voice from the heart and her
"Som maravilhoso,toca o coração!", "Ficamos encantadados com tua voz e simpatia. És uma pessoa iluminada.", "Teus shows sempre encantam pois tua arte é magica.
Cada dia conquistas mais admiradores".
Jennifer's superb vocals are the result of her
many years as a performing artist, education in classical training from East Carolina University
, and expert advice picked up along the way from fellow artists.
Not only is she
an accomplished singer and musician, Jennifer
is a Highland Dancer who studied at the prestigious Jo Moore Kalat School
of Scottish Dancing in Cary, NC.
After the formal training in voice and dance, Jennifer
spent years living in Scotland, Ireland and Brazil giving her
a closer connection to the music and traditions of those lands.
Jennifer's background in education led her
to the decision to share her
cultural experiences with the next generation through school programs.
created interactive and engaging educational programs of music and dance to enrich students' awareness of cultural diversity.
presents to schools throughout the United States.
is currently living in Minnesota and also performing nationally with either her
traditional music duo (Gaelic songs and pipe music from the Western Isles) or her
is Dick Hensold on pipes.
is piper Dick Hensold.
is piper Dick Hensold.