Ohio-born and -based singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jenny Mae started her musical career as a trumpet player in her high school and college marching bands, and branched out to playing rock in bands like Hot Rod and the Rahvers during her studies at Ohio State University.
Her last band, Vibralux, was also the most popular, gaining attention for its sweet but gritty sound and Jenny Mae's breathy vocals. The band released a few acclaimed singles but split before a full-length work could be recorded; rather than waste the songs she wrote, Jenny Mae switched to a solo career.
After a split single with fellow Ohioans Guided By Voices, Jenny Mae released her debut album, There's a Bar Around the Corner...Assholes. The album featured a supporting band of friends from Ohio -- bands like Gaunt, Moviola, and the New Bomb Turks, and expanded on the solid pop ground she covered with Vibralux while exploring country, jazz, and electronic styles. Jenny Mae continued developing her sound on the 1998 follow-up Don't Wait Up for Me.