Jenny Van Alstyne
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Jenny Van Alstyne

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




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Jenny Van Alstyne grew up in a very small Texas town, but she always felt a bit out of place. She could identify with Edward Scissorhands, and felt the daily gnawing tension that outsiders know so well.

Much like Edward Scissorhands was cared for by a kind-hearted Avon lady, Jenny was raised by the love of her grandmother, Mimi, a sweet-hearted Avon Presidents Club saleswoman. Jennys grandmother possessed a quiet strength, a wisdom that can only be wrought from the brow of lifes experiences, a gentle spirit, all bound by unconditional love. The spirit of her grandmother became infused in Jennys reflective singer/songwriter music.

Recently, Jenny has penned songs that are a reaction to her grandmothers battle with Alzheimers disease. Having cared for her grandmother during the course of this mind-robbing disease, Jenny witnessed her grandmothers brave defiance, and the love that still existed, even when the disease had stripped much else away. Jennys music captures a haunting, but ethereal beauty in songs like Ceiling Becomes the Floor. Jennys musical influences include Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Patti Griffin, and Adele.

Jenny studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has performed in small, intimate venues in Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. While at NYU, she was in Tischs U.S. premeire production of Eifel Tower Wedding Party and played the Singer in Stella Adler Studios production of Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Jenny's music is part of the Holiday line up at WOS Radio and the Live365 Network.The songs in the Card House Skyscrapers EP are part of Jennys musical attempt to restore dignity to the one who once cared for her. This music is her snow, her hope to blanket some of the diseases ugliness, if only for a moment.

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