Jenny Scheinman

Here On Earth Here On Earth

Marketing Highlights

— Original music composed for the film, Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

— Featuring collaborations w/ Bill Frisell, Danny Barnes and Robbie Fulks

— U.S. tour dates at colleges and performing art centers

— Press Campaign by Calabro Music Media

— Early press support from NY Times, Bluegrass Situation and DownBeat

Bio

Jenny Scheinman ‘Here on Earth’ presents songs that were composed for the film, ‘Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait,’ a collaboration with director Finn Taylor and commissioned by Aaron Greenwald at Duke Performances. The movie collects archival footage taken between 1936-42 by H. Lee Waters, a North Carolina photographer who traveled across the Piedmont, taking short movies of ordinary, small town folks living through the Great Depression.

When Scheinman first watched the raw footage, the faces onscreen felt oddly familiar despite being from a bygone era. It reinforced the notion that as much as America has changed from the previous century, the human condition, at its core, remains constant. Thus inspiring a collection of fiddle tunes that on first listen may seem rooted in the past, but reveal themselves to be definitively modern upon repeated listens, and ultimately timeless.

Scheinman based her band for these recordings on a specific scene from the movie, where three musicians (fiddle, banjo and guitar) are playing at a dance party. To recreate this dynamic in the studio, she enlisted Danny Barnes (banjo, guitar, tuba), Robbie Fulks (guitar, banjo), Bill Frisell (guitar) and Robbie Gjersoe (resonator guitar), not just for their brilliant skills and deep-rooted understanding of fiddle music, but because they brought the barn-stomping, slightly unhinged energy she was trying to conjure.

‘Here on Earth’ captures this magic-in-a-bottle on songs like “”Broken Pipeline”” and “”Don’t Knock Out The Old Dog’s Teeth.”” The rhythmic weaves created here are nothing short of intoxicating, the perfect ditties for gathering around a burn barrel and hollowing out your demons. There are also songs like “”Rowan”” and “”Delinquent Bill,”” which play like campfire music, creating an aura of community and unity. Of course, no Scheinman album would be complete without a few big signature melodies such as those found on “”Annabelle And The Bird”” and “”Esme.””

‘Here on Earth’ is about the present and the past. It’s about daydreams and poetry and the rituals that keep people sane and human. It’s a collection of songs that are both deeply personal to Scheinman and a tribute to hundreds of ordinary people from another time who just happened to look at a camera and reveal a little of their humanity. Above all, it’s about the frenetic, joyful melody of being alive on this planet.

Home Market

New York City, NY - United States

Album Details

Artist

Jenny Scheinman

Album Title

Here On Earth

Street Date

04/28/2017

Order Due Date

03/31/2017

Genre

Folk

Label

The Royal Potato Family

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD11

UPC

020286223627

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

RPF1705

Album Details

Artist

Jenny Scheinman

Album Title

Here On Earth

Street Date

03/03/2017

Genre

Folk

Label

The Royal Potato Family

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446373270