credit: Wyndham Garnett
New York City based Cassandra Jenkins, a songwriter who “knows how to leave an impression with elegantly celestial climaxes and emerald green-glowing guitar work”(P4k), released her first full-length album, Play Till You Win, in April 2017, followed up by this year’s Live in Foxen Canyon. Her vision and scope of influences are broad, idiosyncratic and ever-changing. Cassandra uses the clarity and smoldering sense of longing conveyed by her “smoky vocals”(NPR) to transcend her urban surroundings in order to connect to a deeper, quintessentially American vein of expression that showcases a sophisticated art heart and a mature point of view about the masks and complications of desire.
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