Award winning singer-songwriter, Janet Feld, captivates audiences across the nation and listeners across the globe with engaging performances filled with her wry sense of humor and sassy playfulness.
Audiences find themselves moved as the music shifts from the engrossing true story, Rosalie’s Diamonds, that describes how Feld’s grandmother rescued her family from Nazi-occupied Austria in the late 1930’s to her deeply introspective work in I Met Myself to her description of love’s unpredictable journey in Waiting for Love.
Sought after for her talents as an opening artist, Janet has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Aztec Two Step, John Gorka, Dar Williams, and Tom Kimmel. She has also performed at folk festivals from coast to coast throughout her nearly three decade career.
Janet’s recordings range from productions with a host of studio musicians to the simple clarity of a voice and guitar, with a touch of piano. I Met Myself is her newest release which Janet feels is her most authentic work to date.
Janet loves to perform because of the way she connects with audience members and the meaning in the interactions. Janet recalls, “After I performed Rosalie’s Diamonds at a Unitarian Universalist church for their observance of Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, a woman in the congregation stood up and ‘came out’ to everyone as a Holocaust survivor for the first time. She’d been a member of this church for over 20 years, and no one knew. Afterward she came over to me and took my hands and said, ‘We don’t even have to speak.’ To me, that’s the meaning of music, the way it communicates something to the deepest part of the soul.”
In addition to performing, Janet teaches guitar and songwriting at The Passim School of Music. She is also the Founder and Chief Music Officer of Janet’s Planet: Music Lessons For Humanoids, Inc., offering private lessons and video lesson programs to people of all ages. Her goal is to help people experience the fact that you don’t have to be from the “special talented people” planet in order to play music.