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Penny and the Bandits is Twin Cities-based performer Jen Scott.

She writes short catchy indie-folk character and story songs.

If Andrew Bird is a beautifully refined scalpel, or if that guy from the Mountain Goats is a Dungeon Master, Jen is a tiny hammer.

She's played at a variety of Twin Cities venues, from theaters to the Garage of the Performing Arts. She also produces the music/words show There's A Crack in Everything at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater.

Penny and the Bandits is also sometime collective of musicians, featuring James Rone, Samantha Baker-Harris, Will Roberts, and Josh Kaplan.

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Photo by Cliff Zawatsky

Photo by Cliff Zawatsky

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