Ep.16 • Creative Courage, Healing from Divorce & Prioritizing Self-Care with Molly Jenson
About Molly Jenson:
Molly Jenson is a singer/songwriter, voice over actor, and artist. She has been touring professionally as a solo musician and back up singer since 1999 and has been a working voice over actor since 2010.
According to Molly’s bio…she’s like your best friend’s cool big sister. You know the one. She’s the perfect mix of style, sass and serious, with a little silly thrown in. You want to be like her and your mom doesn’t care, cause she wants to be like her too.
In 2005 she self-released her debut album “Maybe Tomorrow,” produced by Greg Laswell. She was named by Teen Vogue Magazine as “One of the three best new artists on MySpace” (back when MySpace was still cool). In 2008, Jenson signed to producer Mark Joseph’s Bully! Pulpit Records, in a joint partnership with Nettwerk Music Group. Her album “Maybe Tomorrow” was re-released via Bully! Pulpit/Nettwerk worldwide on March 3, 2009, featuring an added song, a duet with Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman titled “Do You Only Love The Ones Who Look Like You.”
In 2010, Jenson was a part of the resurgence of the Lilith Fair, performing at their Irvine concert alongside Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, The Weepies and more. In 2012, Jenson signed with The Mix Group and Mix Talent Management, Inc. as a radio imaging voice actor, joined Los Angeles country artist Sam Outlaw as his backup singer and guitar player, and became a member of the collaborative album/concert project For The Sender.
In 2017, Jenson spent the majority of the year touring the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand with Sam Outlaw. She acted and sang, along with Alex Woodard and Harley Jay, for the stage adaptation of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, a continuation of the For The Sender project, which included songs written by Jenson and Woodard. And she collaborated with musician Justin Wright of A New Normal for an all-female compilation album “Look And Listen.”
Jenson currently splits her time between San Diego and Los Angeles.
In this episode Molly & I talk about:
how Molly and I first met at a house concert in 2009
her different roles as an artist and which is her favorite
the pros/cons of feeling like creative chameleons
being comfortable with standing out/embracing our differences
how she began healing from her divorce
how she navigates life and prioritizes self-care today
the supreme importance of being silly as adults