Jenni playing guitar and singing intensely into a microphone, colorized.


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“How’d you learn to write a song like that?” Townes Van Zandt to Jenni, Jan. 1996, after hearing her song “Two Sisters.”

Jenni Mansfield Peal is a songwriter and singer, guitarist, accordionist, and mountain dulcimist. Her experience includes two tours of Northern Ireland, main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival, numerous original productions and ensembles, and four independent albums. The Mr. Peppermint Show, a children’s television show produced at WFAA in Dallas, TX,  featured Jenni’s songs on multiple episodes that were syndicated world-wide for years. Jenni was named The Best Folk Song Writer in North Texas by CBS DFW, among four, in October 2010. From October 2012 until February 2014, Jenni created yand hosted the broadcast radio show “Everybody’s Folk” for KNON 89.3 FM in Dallas.

Jenni’s career has been diverse, driven by a deep love for music and original expression. She’s had many audiences. She is a teacher, a student, an instrumentalist and song preservationist, a children’s entertainer and chanteuse to the elderly, a song writer and a poet.

Independently Published Albums of Original Songs, Scatterbranch Music Publishing:

Big Wind, 1990, originally released on cassette, re-released on CD in 2006.
Pegasus Project: Ascension, 1991, no longer in print. Rupert Crabb, Linda Relph.

Flood, 2006

Putting On the Old Folk’s Clothes, 2008

Receiver, 2022

We hope you enjoy the originality of Jenni’s songs: A bookshelf of short, fat fictions with the world and all of us people as the characters.

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