As solo artists, John Antoniuk and Jen Lane have been active in the Saskatoon/Saskatchewan music scene for good number of years now. Through his band Smokekiller, Antoniuk has a background in indie rock/roots while Lane leans toward the country/folk side of the musical spectrum.
In August, they joined forces to release an album called Jen & John that allows them to blend their disparate musical styles. Five of the seven songs are originals, with two covers by J.J. Cale and Ryan Adams.
On Saturday, Sept. 12 they’ll be in town to play a show at the Artful Dodger. The back-up act is the Stillhouse Poets, and to give you a sense of the album here’s video of Antoniuk and Lane performing their song “End of the World”