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Jenn Petersen “Sobriquet” - CD Review & Free Song

By Wisdom Moon, Barry Westman on April 07, 2011

Jenn Petersen is no newbie when it comes to songwriting or recording an album. In fact, she has six CD projects under her belt.It is because of her continuous desire to learn that her songwriting ability and music career have continued to evolve organically and reach people for over a decade.

When she isn’t finding a way to use her “word of the day” in casual conversation, Jenn utilizes her time to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking both locally and internationally. After traveling to Cambodia in 2010, Jenn has continued to participate in fundraisers and local events to bring an end to this horrendous activity. Jenn also volunteers at her kids’ school and helps them with homework, often playing the role of the overzealous type-A mom.

Her latest album Sobriquet is a great reflection of her life and her personal relationship with Jesus. The album opens with a catchy tune called “Just The Kind of God”, which I would have to say is one of my favorites on the album. The opening verse starts with: “I have this curiosity about You.The kind that won’t let me look away.” The chorus is one that is very memorable: “You did the most unthinkable thing. You came to me just to set me free...”

Another standout is the title track, “Sobriquet”. What is a sobriquet, you ask? That must have been one of Jenn’s “words of the day” – at least it would have been for me! I had to look it up in the dictionary to learn that a sobriquet is a “nickname”. This is a poignant and beautiful song about how even in the midst of all the lies of Satan, doubt, discouragement and tears that may come in this life, we can have confidence and strength because our Father loves us, and because “I am a child of the Father, that’s my sobriquet.”

Jenn’s piano, vocal and guitar skills are masterfully displayed on this project, which includes several amazing songs, including a duet with Evan Wickham, entitled “Hope Remains”, another standout track that highlights this recurring theme of hope on this album. The vocals here are solid, with a variety of instrumentation in this group of songs.

This CD from this rising female solo artist would be a great addition to your personal listening playlist. You can purchase Jenn’s CD on iTunes and on her website . For a sneak peek, watch the music video of the opening song, “Just the Kind of God”, below and CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SONG FOR FREE!

Review by Wisdom Moon and Barry Westman


This review was sponsored by Jenn Petersen


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Wisdom Moon

Wisdom Moon

Wisdom is a husband, father, worship leader, songwriter, and Founder/CEO of All About Worship. He was born in South Korea, but spent most of his life in Silicon Valley (California), and currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and three kids. Wisdom has been involved in worship ministry for over 20 years. For more about Wisdom, visit WisdomMoon.com

Barry Westman

Barry Westman

Barry has served in worship ministry for 20 years, currently serving as Worship Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was born and raised in Minnesota, husband to Tina, and father to three beautiful children - Chad, Emily and Olivia. He usually leads worship from the keyboard and loves to play board games!