Jenny Lewis Named Pioneer Woman
Rilo Kiley star Jenny Lewis has been named 'Pioneer Woman' in honour of her artistic contributions to the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.
Lewis, who last year (06) released her debut solo album, was picked by Los Angeles City Council for the accolade.
Once a year, the city honours a woman from one of its 15 council districts for "outstanding community service and accomplishments in the areas of education, equal rights, professional opportunities, arts, sciences and/or humanitarian contributions that continue to expand opportunities for generations to come."
On receiving her award, Lewis said, "(This is for) all of my neighbours who, for all these years put up with the musical racket coming from my tiny apartment in Silver Lake."
Council president ERIC GARCETTI says, "The qualities in her art that have led to her global success and critical celebration have also helped place the Silver Lake and Echo Park musical scenes on the leading edge of 21st century song.
"Her position as one of America's finest singer/songwriters reflects not only her own prodigious talent but the wealth of artistry in the community she calls home."