Recent musical artistry recognition includes Suggested Artist Placement for her song "Gone," in the Song of the Year Contest, Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for creative excellence in Music Composition; nominations for awards in the Folk and Songwriter genres for the Artists in Music Awards in Hollywood, CA, winning song on The Jay Thomas Show “Homegrown Song Contest” for "Red Dress," Rena has also had multiple TV and Internet commercial placements with songs from her "Sweet Mystery" CD, including a recent placement of "I Take It Back" on Comedy Central's "Nathan For You," "Sweet Mystery" and "The State of Things" on the Food Network, and an international placement of "So Close" with KFC in Japan.
I am a Singer/Songwriter from Central Arkansas. I learned to sing in church at a very young age and grew up with music as a backdrop to my life, surrounded by instruments galore and infused with a passion for creating. My influences include U2, Ingrid Michaelson, Merle Haggard, Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Robert Plant, Sting and Ella Fitzgerald. Currently, I am LOVING Foals, Phantogram, Belle & Sebastian, Fits & the Tantrums, Dawes, The Head and the Heart, and Saint Motel. My style? Hmmm....my audiences say I have "something for everyone" and refer to the music as Americana, Indie-Pop, Coffeehouse, and Indie Rock. My bandmates are Rodgey Roach (bass & vocals), Matt Stone (everything with strings!), and "Superdave" David Bishop (percussion). You can find my music on iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, I Heart Radio, and Spotify. I also enjoy vegan living and practicing and teaching yoga. Also, check out my blog for all things music, foodie, yoga, life, love and other things uniquely quirky in a "Rena Wren" kind of way at www.tumblr.com/renawren.
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