Artist Description:

Short (10 words):

Janis Carper is a seasoned performer, songwriter and accomplished guitarist.

Medium (50 words):

Janis Carper is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and guitarist who has six recordings to her credit. Her soulful vocals, masterful guitar playing, and well-crafted songs have been heard at festivals, concert halls and radio programs nationwide. Her skills as accompanist, producer and teacher broaden the scope of her musical endeavors.

Long (180 words):

Take Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash and Lucinda Williams and put 'em in a blender, add a dash of Bruce Cockburn and Kevin Welch, serve in a salted glass, no straw. This may best describe singer/songwriter/guitarist Janis Carper whose clear, powerful vocals and aggressive guitar playing skillfully convey the messages of her well crafted songs, in styles ranging from country and swing to folk, rock and blues.

Winning songwriting awards at festivals including the famed Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, Janis has also toured internationally in the off-broadway hit "Woody Guthrie's American Song." Her 1992 recording No Place to Land was chosen as one of the top twelve independent recordings by The Performing Songwriter magazine. Peter, Paul & Mary have recently released "Of This World," co-written by Janis with Becca Christel Palm and Tracy Spring.

Aside from solo gigs, Janis currently enjoys playing music with songwriter/vocalist Carolyn Lochert as Jezebel's Mother. She is also founder and director of the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, a small non-profit in rural eastern Oregon.