Ren Short

Intricate Guitar Picking

Growing up, Ren was immersed in a community of musicians and artists at her family’s bar in northern Colorado. Some of her earliest influences were world-class blues and jazz artists who performed there and invited her to join them onstage. Ren has since developed her own unique sound with intricate guitar picking and soulful vocal melodies influenced by blues, Americana, and folk styles. Drawing from western myths and her own family’s colorful history, she crafts stories of characters battling guilt, temptation, and personal demons.


Ren’s career thus far earned her a spot as a featured performer for “Songwriters in the Round” at the Magic Rat in Fort Collins. Currently she is recording a full length album and performing at venues around the Denver area.