"When I began writing these songs, the floodgates opened to my whole life," says singer-songwriter Jill Hennessy on the eve of the release of Ghost In My Head, a revelatory debut album offering a series of intimate emotional vignettes spun with indelibly fluid melodies and her poignant musical reflections on love, loss, struggle and redemption. "It's the embodiment of a lifetime of work."
Though perhaps best-known as an actress for her starring roles in the hit television series "Law & Order" and "Crossing Jordan," Jill Hennessy began her show business career as a musician, busking in the streets of Toronto. "I left home when I was 17," remembers the Edmonton-born musician. "I went to Toronto and tried to find work. One day, I was walking down Yonge Street and I heard two guys playing 'Take It Easy' by the Eagles. I knew all the harmonies of all those songs -- my dad played the Eagles all the time -- so I started to harmonize with them. I stayed three hours and they gave me a cut of their money. Soon we started having a regular gig on the subways and did the underground club circuit, playing coffeehouses like Fat Albert's on Bloor Street."