MUSIC RELEASE. From EllaHarp (Ella Dawn Jenkins): Harpist, singer/songwriter of blues, folk and pop influence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
One year ago I crashed, rolled, and totaled my truck.
I was driving back from recording in LA at 1am when my truck lost control, fishtailed and hit a blockade at 70mph.
Rolled (once? twice?), landed sideways in the road and was quickly struck by another car as I tried to reorient and get out.
I narrowly succeed yanking my foot out as it was pulled under in the impact, barely freed from my left boot which stayed trapped under the weight of the truck until it was pulled upright.
I kicked out the windshield and ran in my one shoe with hardly a scratch to show for it.
I’ve had some fear of freeways and problems with my hip ever since, but the miracle of being neither incapacitated nor dead is not lost on me.
Both instruments also survived, and in the days following I sat for a long time on an overcast, windy beach with my first-built (nylon strung fretless) banjo and wrote this song.
I’m glad to be sharing it with you, and to be here at all. Next week I will drive the same road, back to LA to record again; full circle.
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