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Is Jennifer O’Connor The Hardest Working Woman In Show Business?

August 27th, 2008 at 12:38 pm by Gerard

(photograph by Debora Francis)

With all due respect, probably not, But if by suggesting otherwise we can get the actual hardest-working-woman-in-show-business to send us a threatening letter, we’ve got more great material for the Matablog. Jennifer’s frequently updated touring on behalf of ‘Here With Me’ includes the following, newly-confirmed dates.

September
17-Rochester, NY @ The Club at Water Street with Hayden
21-Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java with Hayden
26-NY, NY @ Mercury Lounge with Great Lake Swimmers
28-Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall with Great Lake Swimmers

October
13-Philadelphia, PA @ M Room with Hotel Lights
14-Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Coyote Cafe with David Dondero, Boca Chica
15-Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
16-Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at the Crofoot with The New Year
17-Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle with The New Year and Sonoi
18-Milwaukee, WI @ Stonefly
19-Madison, WI @ Cafe Montmartre

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3 Responses to “Is Jennifer O’Connor The Hardest Working Woman In Show Business?”

  1. Blander Magazine Says:

    You guys are doing yeoman’s work in promoting the shit out of her, but it must be frustrating when the predominant response has been the sound of crickets.

    She’s kinda like Colin Quinn in more ways than one: must have friends in high places because no one else can figure out the appeal. How does someone open for Wilco and sound so utterly boring and mor?

  2. blackmail Says:

    She must have the goods on Gerard.

  3. Gerard Says:

    B.M.,

    if a full page feature in Spin, NPR Song Of The Day, WNYC session in a few weeks and a packed house at the Mercury last week = the sound of crickets, we heart crickets.

    Obviously we disagree about the “boring and mor” thing, but the opening for Wilco instance is simple enough —- they asked her. And she’s played w. Mr. Tweedy before (perhaps we bought him off, too, I don’t recall).

    re : Colin Quinn. Save for the fact you lack the courage of your convictions to sign your name, that’s pretty funny. If it had been an artist I disliked, I’d have said Robert Wuhl.