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Jen Schaffer & the Shiners
Release date : Feb. 06, 2009
  1. Fool Yourself
  2. For Teresa
  3. Tear My Stillhouse Down
  4. Succumb

Angel Ridge (EP)

Fool Yourself

For Teresa (lyrics)

Tear My Stillhouse Down

Succumb  (lyrics)

Angel Ridge was the road I lived on just outside of Athens, Ohio during a time when many of life’s harsh and beautiful realities were laid bear to me.

When living in rural Appalachia, I was a state public defender and worked on a battered woman homicide case.  This experience resulted years later in the song, “For Teresa,” and my first recording, a 4-song EP released in 2009, “Angel Ridge.”

The EP has two originals, “For Teresa” and “Succumb,” and also includes two favourite covers done with the Shiners – Gillian Welch’s “Tear My Stillhouse Down” and the Little Feat tune “Fool Yourself,”  the latter version earning praise from Fred Tackett himself.

The project was produced by Simon Law, recorded by Aaron Key at Zoo Music, and masteredby Stephen Stepanic at Joao Carvalho’s Mastering Studio.  It also included collaborations with a group of talented and experienced musicians (and good friends), including Blair Packham, Mia Sheard and Astrid Foster, all featured on the EP.