Artist: Jenny Scheinman
Hometown: I grew up in Petrolia, California
Latest Album: Here on Earth
Personal Nicknames: Mama
If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?
I rode a horse to school through the end of high school, rain or shine. They are like family.
Do your socks always match?
I must confess … more often than they used to.
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
Overwhelming kindness that spreads quickly like a massive plague across the globe and infects everyone everywhere forever!
What’s your go-to road food?
We call it the “emergency sandwich” — non-goopy snack made from random ingredients available at hotel lobby free continental breakfasts, stuffed into a napkin, and shoved in one’s pocket for later.
Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?
Gerald Beal. He was a pathological liar and a crook, but he knew the fiddle and had a huge heart.
What’s your favorite city?
Ooh … New York has been my main hometown. New Orleans? Mexico City? Juno?
Boots or sneakers?
Rainbow Michael Jordans
Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?
Head or heart?
Love trumps hate. Education corrects bigotry.