jane scarpantoni

[contributed by Pattie K.]

Jane Scarpantoni is a classically trained cello player. Prior to joining Hoboken, New Jersey's Tiny Lights in the mid-'80s, she'd never been much of a fan of rock-n-roll. Her unique style of playing with Tiny Lights was so impressive that she soon left to play with other musicians. She's played with a who's who of alternative music: Richard Barone (ex-Bongos), the Bob Mould Band, Throwing Muses, R.E.M., Indigo Girls, 10,000 Maniacs, as well as many others. It was while recording Kirsten Hersh's "Hips and Makers" that she met Lenny Kaye, which led to her being invited to play on Gone Again. Other Patti connections include playing on the infamous 10,000 Maniacs' unplugged version of "Because the Night."

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