About Us

Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson


Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson own Squeaky String Productions, the parent company for their businesses Eight 30 Records, BarnWood Recording Studio, Catfish Concerts, Burgundy Red Films and Magdalene Catering. Additionally, Finlay has owned and operated Jenni Finlay Promotions for more than a decade and serves as artist manager for iconic Americana songwriter James McMurtry. Atkinson and Finlay co-wrote Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy behind Cheatham Street Warehouse (Texas A&M University Press, 2016). Atkinson is the author of I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt (TAMU Press, 2012) and is currently working on The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard (TAMU Press, 2019). Finlay has authored the poetry colletions Table for One and Orphan Poems (both on Mezcalita Press).