Rena Guinn is a singer songwriter at heart. Her love of folk, old-style country, rock and roll, blues and americana, deeply influence her music. She grew up on Dylan, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Howlin Wolf, Etta James, Van Morrison, Tom Petty and countless other legends.
In 2021 she released her debut EP, titled, 'Shine.' Recorded at Sunwood Recording in Trumansburg NY with owner and engineer, Chris Ploss. She was accompanied by many talented musicians from the Ithaca area. This EP was produced by musician and Producer, Bill Ring.
Rena Guinn performs locally in the finger lakes region of New York. Sometimes solo, sometimes with acoustic accompaniment or with her new electric band, 'Rena Guinn & The Gentlemen', an all-star group of the Ithaca area.
She currently resides in her little cabin just outside of Ithaca. When she is not performing, she's writing songs, dancing to live music, gardening or doing carpentry.
She just released her first full-length album, titled, 'Is This Now?' Working again with producer, Bill Ring and Chris Ploss at Sunwood Recording.
This album introduces a new 'electric' side of Rena and also goes back home, in a few songs, to the roots of acoustic music.
"Rena Guinn sings like an angel and writes like the devil. Every so often a performer comes along who can tell your story by telling her own. She writes what she feels, and somehow, it's exactly what you feel. She sings from her heart, and it's yours that is speaking. It's a gift given to only a few, like Rena.
I could tell you about her Dad who gave her the songwriting bug, or about her brother Adam that carries on the tradition, or about her mother, who is an artist, or maybe about how she built her own house out of straw. (No 3 little pigs joke, please.) But, above all, it's the music that matters. So don't listen to me, go listen to Rena Guinn. She has what you need."
-Bill Ring, Musician and producer
"Simply put, Rena Guinn is from another time and space. Her soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting will take you there. From the depths of loss to the rising sun, she is qualified to move you."
Cosmic Theo, Musician
Saturday July 29 Lucky Hare Brewing Hector, NY 5-8- Debut String Band 'Turkeytail'
Tuesday August 8 Barnstormer Winery Rock stream N.Y. 5-8
Friday August 11 Lion's Gate Festival
Thursday August 24 Atwater Winery Hector, NY 6-8
Friday August 25 South Hill Cider Tom Petty Tribute Show with Freight
Friday September 8 Spirit Kindred Medicine Gathering Ithaca N.Y.
Sunday September 10 Barnstormer Winery Rock Stream N.Y. 10th anniversary 4-8
Wednesday September 13 Lucky Hare Brewing Hector, N.Y. 6-8
Sunday September 17 Finger Lakes Distilling Hector, N.Y. 1-4
Friday September 22 Toast Winery Rock Stream N.Y 3-6
Sunday September 24 Two Goats Brewing Hector N.Y. 4-7 With full band 'Rena Guinn & the Gentlemen
Sunday October 1 Folk Faces Festival Songwriter circle
Friday October 6 Finger Lakes Cider House Interlaken N.Y. 5-8 w/ Anni Sumi
"Rena Guinn's voice is clear, unique, soulful, strong and a touch of smoky in all the right places. Her style is defined and her delivery is dynamite. Her lyrics and overall sound make us want to listen again and again!"
Freeing Your Voice and Elisa & The Yes Men.
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