New recording sessions! Cast your votes!We have begun recording two new albums. Send me your favorite Cole Porter tunes you'd like to see us record for the Cole album! We've also started recording the new songs you've been hearing on the shows, and if you have a favorite song you'd like to see us cover on a show or the new album, send us your ideas.
NEW 2019 SHOWS at City Winery and the Schimmel Center. I am also thrilled to announce that I am once again opening for my dear friend and colleague, the one and only Kenny White. Join us at Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, PA.
Go to our gigs page to get tickets! here
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We are headed to play hometown Alexandria, Virginia! The celebrated Birchmere has invited us to open for our friends the Bacon Brothers for three nights. DC area friends, we look forward to seeing you there. Working on other shows along the east coast, stay in touch with us, say hello via the email on this site, and have a great summer. Steady as she goes, citizens!
LATEST ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW: You See This River
Click on one of the links below to get your copy. It’s Brooklyn-based Americana ready to soothe your hot little souls, pump you up or cradle you, a la I’m With Her, Mumford and Sons, or Mandolin Orange.Lydia Hutchinson of Performing Songwriter:
It’s so beautiful – the melodies, arrangements, the voice, the whole vibe. It’s so consistently good, one of those rare recordings you can listen to all the way through, every track.Jason Valasquez of The Greylock Glass:
[Janie] released one of the very best albums in the Americana universe certainly of 2017, and likely this decade.Paula Cole, Grammy-winning producer/artist:
[This] album is so beautiful! I love it, honored to be on it! It's touching, heartfelt, and the lyrics are wonderful. It's on replay in my car!
The stories here are of the primal instinct for nostalgia, the beautiful and terrible journey up and down the river, the persistence, romanticism, and pig-headedness of humans. The title track captures this journey on the river – sometimes deliberate, sometimes meandering, indeed sometimes treacherous, with no apparent way to jump the current, all the while watched by those who choose to stand on the sidelines. All we might know for sure is that we’ll float another day.
We look forward to hearing your feedback after you order.
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- February/March 2019It’s been some time since we’ve updated the site with news; how are we doing? Breaking news occurs daily! My DC/Virginia roots have me reeling with what’s going on both in Congress and in the Virginia statehouse. Whether you are glued to the television, out advocating, or holding your hands to your ears, let’s hope […]
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- July 2018It was a fantastic month for us. Rockwood Music Hall, always home to us. The trio experiment was a joy, and guest songs from Angela Reed, Jeremy Beck, and Shannon Conley, plus my buddy Eugene Ruffolo sharing vocals with me on a new duet. I premiered a new song at the piano written on my […]
- April & May 2018We had such a great afternoon at City Winery NYC on April 15th. Our Urban Americana Tax Day Party brought together friends new and old, special guests Tookes, Freedy Johnston, Ben Stivers, and Darryl Tookes, and you! City Winery has been welcoming and enthusiastic and we will see you there in the fall! In May […]
- Creative Strings’ Christian Howes interview with JanieThis is a fascinating in-depth conversation between Janie and Christian Howes, for his platform Creative Strings. Christian is a brilliant musician and mentor to countless emerging artists, and a very thoughtful navigator of the issues that all creative people encounter. Enjoy the podcast of their conversation here! https://christianhowes.com/2018/03/29/a […]
- “Sweet Thursday” video premiered on Mother Church PewWe are thrilled the new video for “Sweet Thursday” premiered in late February on the all-things-Americana site Mother Church Pew. Thank you to Susan Hubbard for your excitement and support. Please check out the video – we hope it will put a smile on your face! And all y’all should check out this great […]
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- Janie Barnett Pens Guest Essay for New York Metro Parents!Janie was invited to contribute an essay for New York Metro Parents’ “Local Voices” column. Pursuing a Music Career While Raising a Daughter in Brooklyn How one mom’s newfound approach to life—discovered during pregnancy—allowed her to pursue a music career while raising a daughter in Brooklyn. Mothers everywhere know the struggle of “having it all”—trying t […]
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