Jen Cork is the kind of powerful singer/songwriter who silences barrooms with one vocal phrase. A well-known contributor to the robust Ithaca, NY music scene, Cork enjoys ruminating on the history of objects, spaces, and emotions, and attempts to harness their energy through her music. She is currently crafting her first solo record out of sticks and some dirt, an old baritone uke, and the 1904 upright grand piano she learned on at age 6. Found sounds, furious instrumental and vocal layering, and a rougher, more honest edge define Jen's current work. She sounds like sad days with happy endings.