Jen Shankman | Under The Blue Umbrella

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Under The Blue Umbrella

by Jen Shankman

Sass, smarts and soul from the streets. A blend of rock and pop touching on folk roots.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sinking in to You
4:04 $0.99
2. Better Than That
3:24 $0.99
3. These Words
4:54 $0.99
4. Swim
4:32 $0.99
5. Crazy
4:08 $0.99
6. I Owe You
4:03 $0.99
7. Been Here Before
4:21 $0.99
8. Not My Thing
4:07 $0.99
9. I Don't Cry
4:05 $0.99
10. All That Matters
4:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
With the release of her second CD, "Under The Blue Umbrella," Jen extends an open invitation into her world of intertwining relationships and self-discoveries.

It offers ten tracks that showcase Jen's dynamic vocal presence and her innate ability to address the issues that mean the most to her.

The album, produced by Tom Dube (Richard Thompson, Groovasaurus, Morphine, Linda Sharar) and recorded in Boston Massachusetts, features performances by Duke Levine (Mary Chapin-Carpenter, The Story), Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Richard Thompson) and Mike Rivard (Paula Cole, The Story).

With just the right blend of rock and pop yet still touching on her folk roots, Jen successfully expands her musical horizons and stands on her convictions, staying true to the forms that speak most directly to both her and her ever-expanding audience.



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Brandon Gottlieb

Even better than the first CD!
Shankman is a talented singer/songwriter. This is her second album and it's even better than the first. Her songs are personal, but also powerful and beautiful at the same time.

The Warrior's Voice

She reaches into my gut and starts shaking my innards
She reaches into my gut and starts shaking my innards saying, 'remember that time, remember that feeling?' Jen is a voice of honest acceptance of the world, her words reaching into the inside of pain and looking for something else there.

Andrew Hollander

A voice with soul that sings about issues everyone relates too.
Jen's second disc shows maturity as well as the benefits of having a studio at her disposal. Her lyrics are very personal, but easy to relate to; and that's what makes this CD great- when a woman with soul can sing about the issues that face you in everyday life, they somehow get a little better. Not My Thing (Track 8) is one of those tracks that one can listen to over and over again, and will end up on everyone's summer mix tape. The real reason this album is a must have though is how well produced it is- like a Steely Dan album, the instruments support each other instead of competing, and the ultimate goal is acheived by making solid songs that are as crisp and as listenable as they come.

David Wolfman

Fantastic. I need CD 3!
The musuic pops out and speaks right to you. The combination of rock and folk give it the jazz that I love. Go Jenny in a Dress! I can hardley wait for CD #3!

Michael Namath

An Incredible CD
Jen Shankman is an talented artist with an incredible voice.
Her lyrics and melody will keep you playing this CD. With talent like hers,
she's not one you can afford to miss. This CD is a must have. I look forward to her
next release or show nearby.