Banjo player, guitarist, and songwriter Steph Jenkins grew up in a musical family in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She started playing old-time banjo at 16 and has been playing American traditional music ever since. Her love for old-time music grew in Ithaca, where she studied ethnomusicology at Cornell University, and steeped herself in the music scene, playing with local banjo legend Richie Stearns, and with her old-time duo The Pearly Snaps. Now a Brooklynite, Steph works as an producer and archival researcher with Ken Burns and plays in old-time string band the Calamity Janes. Her debut EP under her own name, End to End releases on September 28.