JEAN ANN GARRISH
SINGER - SONGWRITER - ACTOR - WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - HUMAN
New single "free" dropping 12/2/22
"I Miss..." released 5/22/20
What do you do when you're stuck inside your apartment alone, and helpless, unable to see your family or friends, or do anything to help anyone else? Well, you order alcohol delivery, then you write a song and record it in your bathroom. here is how the first half of 2020 went for me...
DEBUT SOLO EP!
"I love your voice!"
"You should practice more!"
5 time Tony Award nominee and 2 time Drama Desk Award winner.
My mom. She keeps me grounded.
During the European Tour of "Neutral Hero", I became good friends with a couple of the totally amazing musicians, Andie Tanning Springer and James Moore, in the show. On our downtime, we had sing-a-longs in our hotel rooms, a lobby or two, and during, what we like to call, musical brunch. From those "meetings", I was inspired to pick the ukulele and get back to writing music, and our band Red Wine + Whiskey was born. Back in Brooklyn, we started working on songs, and with the brilliant touch of producer, engineer and musician, Brett Parnell of Bear in a Barn, our debut EP came to life.
Our "Composing Life" EP is now available for download on iTunes.
Red wine + whiskey:
Working with Red Wine + Whiskey has given me the confidence to begin writing songs for a solo project. Without the band, and producer Brett, encouraging me, I don't think I'd be brave enough to take the step to make art on my own. The first single is pretty much my life philosophy in musical form. I was inspired to write it during the contentious election cycle of 2016. I couldn't believe how ugly it all had become. I thought things would be different years later, but unfortunately, I was wrong.