My butt, January 2009

My butt,  January 2009
(who could miss it)

My butt, January 2010

My butt, January 2010
photos by Tom Peal

Welcome to You and All your Brilliant Parts!

In 2009 I lost 40 lbs and I got a new butt. How? Diet and exercise, that's the short answer. But all of the things I learned that made it emotionally possible, that allowed me to succeed when I had failed before - that will take longer. This blog celebrates the intelligence of the body. Please leave me a note to let me know what you think of this writing, if it's been helpful. I welcome your input and experience.

Specialty Music

Thank you for allowing me to introduce you to my music.
I’m Jenni Mansfield Peal, a trained singer and guitarist.  I have been a professional entertainer since 1982, specializing in traditional American songs and popular songs of the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s.  I also play the accordion and mountain dulcimer and include those instruments in my shows.  At this time I offer three productions for private and public performances:
“Sentimental Journeys,” my flexible show for seniors, has taken me to many locations in DFW including Presbyterian Village North, Sunrise Hillcrest, Golden Acres, Lodge at Preston Ridge, Colonial Lodge McKinney and Atria Richardson.  From 2005 – 2009 I made nearly one hundred appearances in senior facilities, booked exclusively by Lone Star Sound, a local agency specializing in this market.  Now, as an independent musician, I am seeking my own music- and fun-loving customers and finding new audiences.  Information, photos and music:

“Gather ‘Round Children: America’s Folk Song Heritage” is an educational production focusing on the songs and dances of pioneer Texas.  I have been “Miss Jenni” regularly since 2005 at Dallas Heritage Village and appeared other places including Levitt Pavilion for the Arts in Arlington.  In 2009 I began doing shows at Old Red Museum of Dallas.  Information, photos, music:

“The Hi-Lifers: Romantic Retro Lounge” is my swing combo, part of the exciting Dallas swing revival.  Our jazzy sound is popular with listeners and dancers, driven by strong rhythms, great horn and other soloists, and above all, engaging, upbeat, retro songs.  The Balcony Club, 1727 On the Levee, and The Sons of Hermann Hall all hosted Hi-Lifers shows in 2009.  Our culminating show in 2009 was The White Rock Marathon, where we played to thousands.  Information, photos and music:

Thanks and all the best, Jenni Mansfield Peal, M.Ed.