When she arrived in New York City, the city subway presented itself as the perfect performance cathedral. Her cello is the main tool she uses to lift musical spirits, although the overall tone of her tunes is quite sombre. Meaner Pencil's album, "Senza Amanti" is Italian for "Without Lovers". She
writes, "These are pieces meant to be performed without lovers, and they describe a period of my life when I was trying to live alone, after severe heartbreak, in the hope of gaining a better understanding of myself." Listen to this intimate performance of Meaner Pencil, from WFMU's 'Love Room.'
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