Singer/songwriter Jenna Guidry is an old soul paired with a modern voice and approach to her craft. As a student at NOCCA, Jenna has been given the freedom to explore and grow as an artist. Her eclectic range and musical acuity can be seen in some of her tracks on Souncloud (see below to give them a listen). One of her standout tracks is a cover of Nola’s own and pal Kristin Diable. We had such a great time shooting around the Bywater with Jenna. Check out the rest of the images from our shoot as well as the rest of her profile.
1) What do you love most about New Orleans?
I love New Orleans’ diversity and friendly people. I love how the seasoned musicians embrace the younger musicians by encouraging and mentoring them.
2) How has New Orleans inspired your writing and music?
When I write music, I tend to write about personal experiences. Naturally, New Orleans offers many unique experiences for me to write about.
3) When did you know New Orleans was a special place?
I knew New Orleans was a special place since I was young. I used to come here on the weekends with my parents, and I fell in love with the city and its culture.
4) What’s your favorite New Orleans dish?
Shrimp po-boys are my favorite New Orleans dish.
5) What’s your favorite New Orleans song of all time?
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? is my favorite New Orleans song of all time. Who couldn’t love that song?