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LISTEN: Steph Jenkins, “California”

Oct 4, 2018

LISTEN: Steph Jenkins,

Artist: Steph Jenkins
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Song: “California”
Album: End to End
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2018

In Her Words: “This song is a pretty straightforward lament of a loved one leaving New York, and moving to California. The conceit of this video is pretty simple: sad, solo beach party in the snow. On a bitterly cold day in March, co-director Tim McAleer and I took the subway pilgrimage through Brooklyn to Coney Island, got a Nathan’s hot dog, and I did my best to be festive on a blustery day.

“I’m primarily a clawhammer banjo player, so this song represents a bit of a departure for me, and became a layered ensemble piece in the studio. The sensitive playing of Ben Cosgrove on piano, Aaron Shafer-Haiss on percussion, Ethan Jodziewicz on bass, and Luke Schneider on pedal steel, made for a wistful, beachy number, which I hope will lure listeners gently back into the crisp fall weather.” —Steph Jenkins


Photo credit: Tim McAleer

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