Piñon Pines’ Tiny House harpist shimmers into town for concerts

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    [Cass Cleave photo]

Look for Ella “Harp” Jenkins in front of the fireplace at Frazier Park Library on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. You’ll be surprised!

By Patric Hedlund, TME

She’s a hometown mountain girl with a wry sense of humor and a talent for unexpectedly turning the stereotype of “sweet, dreamy harp music” into a driving, beat-rich and bass-heavy revolution of contemporary blues.

Ella Dawn Jenkins, 29, just released her first album, “Who Asked…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Ella Jenkins picked up the harp in Piñon Pines at age 8, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and built a Tiny House to live in Half Moon Bay to launch her music career with a new, bluesy harp sound.

Ella at her Tiny House in Half Moon Bay in 2017, with her unique twist on what the harp can be.

Right: Ella Jenkins was on the cover of The New Mountain Pioneer in December 2012. She had a party on Mt. Pinos Way to show off the Tiny House she built, before it was towed to Half Moon Bay.

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