Jennie Pearl

"Maybe In Another Year" hails from the first of two recordings from the Webster’s Last Word label. WLW was a small café in Peoria, Illinois, founded by Chuck Perrin to serve the burgeoning central Illinois folk community. In 1970, Perrin had the bright idea to release The Peoria Folk Anthology Volume Three, an album comprised of songs by Lou Jendras, Chuck & Mary Perrin, Bruce Brown, Dan Young, and the 15-year-old Jennie Pearl. Each artist put in $100 for the studio time and 500-copy pressing. Pearl had been brought into the WLW circle by her then-boyfriend Dan Young and quickly became a standout performer at the café. “Maybe In Another Year” is one of two songs she ever recorded.

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