Janie Featured on Bill Copeland Music News!

Bill Copeland Music News featured Janie’s album You See This River and her upcoming shows.

Buzz column: Cold month, hot music; get funked

“February made me shiver…..” So let’s all go warm up at a hot show. Here are a few I have culled from my inbox:

Americana singer-songwriter, Janie Barnett and her upcoming opening performance for folk duo and Massachusetts natives, Buskin & Batteau as a part of the “Up Yours, Cancer & Happy Valentine’s Day” concerts at Club Passim on Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th..

Janie will be performing songs from her newest album, You See This River, a reflective and emotional triumph that made the first round Grammy ballot, landed on the top of Americana radio charts and on some ‘Best of 2017” lists, and was dubbed by Lonesome Highway as, “A very impressive body of songs that just gets better with repeated listening.”

Check out the album and let me know what you think: https://youtu.be/VbiyHhlAFIg?list=PLFsNG29n5-R5OJVhLa3LqQ8OWB3CDkEIG

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Janie Barnett opens for Buskin & Batteau
Up Yours, Cancer & Happy Valentine’s Day Concerts
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 7:00pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Tickets: $50
Available by phone at 617-492-7679 or online:
Saturday: https://tickets.passim.org/ordertickets.asp?p=6222&backurl=default.asp
Sunday: https://tickets.passim.org/ordertickets.asp?p=6223&backurl=default.asp


February 5, 2018
Boston University Radio
10:00 am in-studio performance and interview

February 10, 2018
Club Passim
Cambridge, MA
Opening for Buskin and Batteau’s ‘Up Yours, Cancer & Happy Valentine’s Day Concert’

February 11, 2018
Fordham University Radio
Sunday Supper: In-studio performance and interview

February 11, 2018
Club Passim
Cambridge, MA
Opening for Buskin and Batteau’s ‘Up Yours, Cancer & Happy Valentine’s Day Concert’

February 13, 2018
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
John Platt’s On Your Radar

March 29, 2018
New York, New York
Gunsense: shared bill for sensible gun legislation

April 15, 2018
City Winery
New York City, NY
Janie Barnett’s Urban Americana Spring TaxDay Party
with special guests

May 5, 2018
Homegrown Coffeehouse
Needham, Mass
Opening for Patty Larkin

Virginia native Janie Barnett cut her teeth on bluegrass festivals, church coffeehouses, and the American Folklife Festival. When she met iconic Americana barnstormer and Newgrass pioneer John Hartford at Folklife, so began her love affair with the alternate roots movement. One can see the roots of this renegade impulse throughout Barnett’s growing up. She defected from the local high school for boarding school, where, ironically, she found her tribe of outside-the-box musicians. She then defected from the Ivy League to play in a roots and reggae band in New Hampshire and Cambridge, and ultimately defected from the New England music scene to New York City. Barnett rose in the freelance world, making a name for herself as a smart, precise, and professional chameleon musician, singing on countless film, tv and commercial projects, as well as singing backup for iconic stars like Linda Ronstadt, Celine Dion, and Rickie Lee Jones. Appearances on SNL, The Today Show, membership in an elite session musician supergroup – these were the bookings of that time.

Barnett rose to become one of the top 20 session singer calls, while continuing her search for her own essential expression – the essential songs, the essential timbre, the core family of musicians. Several collections of music were released through those years, but none Barnett felt had fully captured her authentic voice as a writer or musician. “You See This River” is the culmination of Barnett’s years of searching and exploring, and living a life that many of us find ourselves living: “By trial and error we find ourselves, we retrieve ourselves from our own fires and folly. We poke and prod and with luck we find our authentic selves and stop looking over our shoulders. The renegade is part of my DNA in a good way, but it also played a role in running from myself. This record, these songs, reflect a period where I stopped running. So the stories reflect the process, and the sound reflects the result.” The album made the first round Grammy ballot in the following categories: Best Folk Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Vocal.

Janie currently splits her time between Brooklyn and Boston, where she has been an associate professor at Berklee College of Music for close to 15 years.

Read the full article here.