None of her subsequent singles came close to matching that song's success, but Carlton continued releasing albums into the following decade, fine-tuning a sweeping, cinematic pop sound that featured her vocals and piano skills at the forefront.Raised in Milford, a tiny town in eastern Pennsylvania, Vanessa Carlton took piano lessons from her mother and composed her first song as an eight-year-old.Carlton spent a pair of years waiting tables in Lower Manhattan, living in Hell's Kitchen, and playing open-mike events before signing with A&M Records.
Determined to see his vision through despite this daunting discovery, Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle said Jenkins actually “rented out his room and started sleeping in the closet…living on money he stole from his roommates…and writing songs. ‘I wouldn’t take anything larger than a quarter.'” Fortunately for Jenkins — and his roommates — fate soon intervened in the form of Detroit reggae musician, Herman Anthony Chunn. I bought groceries.” Despite this minor success, the Puck and Natty endeavor proved relatively short-lived and Jenkins, along with his dreams of becoming a musical storyteller, moved on.Carlton began writing songs again, reaching beyond the classical music of her youth to incorporate influences from pop artists like Tori Amos and Fiona Apple.When it came time to graduate, she halted her dancing career and enrolled at Columbia University instead, where she continued to work on her songwriting.Along with Michelle Branch and Nelly Furtado, Vanessa Carlton helped usher in a new era of female songwriters during the early 2000s."A Thousand Miles," her first single, was one of the biggest songs of 2002, topping the pop charts in America and cracking the Top Ten in England.He went to the Gunn High School for his educational career and later he moved to another institute, which was the University of California to get his degree.