Cassandra Jenkins

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Born1983 (age 39–40)
New York (state)
OriginBrooklyn, NY, United States
  • Indie folk
  • indie rock
  • alternative country
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2014–present
  • Ba Da Bing Records
  • Melodic Records
Associated acts
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Craig Finn
  • Lola Kirke
  • Purple Mountains
  • Deerhoof
  • Josh Kaufman

Cassandra Jenkins is an American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. She was part of the touring bands of Eleanor Friedberger and Craig Finn[1], as well as Purple Mountains prior to the band’s 2019 tour cancellation.[2] Starting a solo career in 2014, she released several singles and Extended play|EPs before releasing her first full-length solo record Play Till You Win in 2017. In February 2021, she released her second album, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature, to critical acclaim.[3][4]

Early life and education

Cassandra Jenkins was born into a musical New York family, learning to play guitar and sing at a young age. Before the age of 12, she toured with her family band playing folk music at festivals.

Jenkins studied visual arts at Rhode Island School of Design.[5]


Studio albums

  • Play Till You Win (2017)
  • An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (2021, Ba Da Bing)

Extended plays

  • EP (2014)


  • Rabbit (2014)
  • Perfect Day (2014)
  • Wild World (2014)
  • Hotel Lullaby (Acoustic) (2019)
  • Things to You (2020)

Live albums

  • Cassandra Jenkins on Audiotree Live (2018)
  • Live in Foxen Canyon (2018)


  1. "Cassandra Jenkins". Cassandra Jenkins.
  2. "David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) Dead at 52". Pitchfork.
  3. "Cassandra Jenkins:An Overview on Phenomenal Nature". Pitchfork.
  4. "Stream Cassandra Jenkins' Stunning New Album An Overview On Phenomenal Nature". Stereogum.
  5. "Cassandra Jenkins steps into the limelight with 'Red Lips' video". Chicago Tribune.

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