Virginia native Janie Barnett’s last Americana album release, “You See This River,” landed on numerous top picks lists and garnered this kind of praise: “Janie released one of the very best albums in the Americana universe in 2017, and likely this decade.” (Jason Valasquez of “the Greylock Glass.”) And from the “Lonesome Highway site: “A very impressive body of songs that just gets better with repeated listening.”
Janie began her performing career in New England, coming up and doing shows with stalwarts Bill Morrissey, Patty Larkin, and Buskin and Batteau. During the years in which she raised her daughter, Janie was in New York, rising to become one of the top session singers in the business. During that time Janie sang with some of the greats – Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, and Celine Dion, to name a few – and has been heard on countless national commercials, films, and artist CDs.
With her 2017 release Janie re-launched her solo career, did an artist residency at City Winery in NYC and parlayed this into shows up and down the east coast listening rooms.
Her current projects include a new album of original material, and a collection of Cole Porter songs under the name “Cole Porter’s Fiddle” treated to Janie’s style of “Brooklyn-branded Americana.” When she is not touring or recording in her Brooklyn studio, Barnett spends time at Berklee College of Music, mentoring emerging singer-songwriters.