The Oxygen Girl

by Jeni Hankins Solo

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    I haven’t written many love songs. I’ve had my head turned by other things – ery union speeches, the sound of a man trying to breathe through forty years of coal dust, the breathtaking swirl of colors in an old quilt brought out of my grandmother’s cedar chest. But last summer, I had my head turned by love – and by loss.
    So, I set myself the task of writing a collection of love songs. As I wrote them, I traveled 15,000 miles across the USA, the country I was leaving, and Britain, the home I was seeking. This album is a love letter – a scattering of ashes and the sparks of hope that rise from them.
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    Lushly produced CD with photographs from Jeni's travels over the seven months of writing the album. Photographs by Jeni Hankins and Graham Frear. Many reproductions of Jeni's travel polaroids taken on her circa 1997 Spice Girls Polaroid Camera. All lyrics and credits included plus studio photos and a short essay about the album which Jeni has dedicated to her late father, Greg Hankins. Graphic Design by Dave Bacon. Printed by Lemon Media in the UK.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Last Time I Changed These Strings, We'll Meet That Day – Single, Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, Pretty Back Then (Movie Mix), Goodnight, Tazewell Beauty Queen (Movie Mix), Homecoming Queen, The Oxygen Girl, Heart of the Mountain, and 8 more. , and , .

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Hen Song 00:32

about

I haven’t written many love songs. I’ve had my head turned by other things – ery union speeches, the sound of a man trying to breathe through forty years of coal dust, the breathtaking swirl of colors in an old quilt brought out of my grandmother’s cedar chest. But last summer, I had my head turned by love – and by loss.

So, I set myself the task of writing a collection of love songs. As I wrote them, I traveled 15,000 miles across the USA, the country I was leaving, and Britain, the home I was seeking. This album is a love letter – a scattering of ashes and the sparks of hope that rise from them.

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released June 21, 2017

Credits
Jeni Hankins – Vocals, Guitar (except tracks 3, 4, 7, and 9), Sewing Machine, and Bowed Psaltry
Craig Eastman – Tenor Violin, Violin, Fiddle, Mandolin, Lap Steel, Dobro, Slide Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Nylon Guitar, Banjo, Scissors, and Bowed Psaltry
Alison Eastman – Harmony Vocals
David Jackson – Accordion, Bass (track 8), and Harmony Vocals (track 10)
Graham Frear – Carnival Barker (track 9) and Harmony Vocals (track 10)
Sarah Kramer – Trumpet (track 8)
Buster Posey – Dog Collar Percussion (track 8)
Produced by Jeni Hankins, Craig Eastman, Graham Frear, and Alison Eastman.
Executive Producer: Jeni Hankins.
Mastering: Amy Marie at Yes Master.
Photography: Graham Frear and Jeni Hankins.
Packaging Design: Dave Bacon.
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Craig Eastman at Pepper Peg, Sherman Oaks, California.
Thanks to the production pups, Buster and William.
Special thanks to all of my friends for sending kind thoughts and kind words about my Dad.
Thank you to Craig and Ali Eastman for answering the call in the middle of the night. Thank you dear friends, to Kim Sherman and Paul John Boulifard,
to Charley and Anet Carlin, to Charlie and Marilyn Bernhardt, to Susie Glaze and Steve Rankin, to Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, to Annie and John Hawson, and to Ali Snow and Dave Bacon. And to so many kind hearts, you know who you are.
For WG for whom I wrote this album. I pin my hopes on the Shipping News.
© & ℗ 2017 Jewell Ridge Records

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Jeni Hankins London, UK

Jeni Hankins grew up in the coalfields of Appalachian in Southwest Virginia among a family of miners, moonshiners, and journalists. Her writing pulls the grit, gumption, and keen sense of observation out of that heritage like drawing water from her grandmother’s well.

In every song, Jeni’s “true sense of place shines through – old as the hills, but brand new at the same time.”
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