Karen Mansfield on the boardwalk  

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11:44 am EDT April 6, 2018

We named  “There Was a Girl,” the first single from Karen Mansfield’s new “Thistle + Boon” album, one of the best Jersey songs of 2017. Now, it’s time for the “Thistle + Boon” record release, Friday, April 6 at the Asbury Park Yacht Club on the boardwalk.

“This album is very special to me and consists of a collection of short stories taken from little pieces of my life, spanning the last 30 years,” said Mansfield via email. “From my parents divorce, my own love and loss, depression, life lessons learned, dangers encountered, risks taken, struggle, hope, joy and contentment — the album depicts the journey through life and finding peace.”

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“Thistle + Boon” was produced by Steve Greenwell. On the boardwalk, Bruce Tunkel opens the show, Mansfield and her band plays at 10 p.m. and Where’s Tino closes out the night at 11 p.m.