Janet Johnson Music
Musician Singer Songwriter

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The basics:
Born in Los Angeles, CA, Janet lived in the Pacific Northwest for many years. She is now based out of the Conejo Valley in Southern California.

Performing songwriter with vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar

AFA degree 2004 Commercial Music/Jazz Studies/Audio Engineering

Teaches acoustic guitar, specializing in beginning and intermediate playing including performance skills.

Opened for notables Ray Wylie Hubbard, Portland Cello Project and Adrian Legg at the Bing Crosby Theater. Played numerous festivals, upscale winebars, lounges, private events as well as radio and TV appearances in the Pacific Northwest.
She also performed in clubs, pubs and festivals in New South Wales, Australia for a total of one year.

Since moving to California in 2014, Janet has performed at the Genghis Cohen and Witz End stages in Los Angeles and the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. Currently she continues to perform numerous gigs at Rock n Roll Pizza in Moorpark, North Ranch Country Club and Paul Martin's American Grill in Westlake Village and other brew pubs, wineries as well as many private events. She also teaches acoustic guitar students in the Conejo Valley area.

She is collaborating with a few Los Angeles based artists on original acoustic music projects and also has a large varied portfolio of cover songs suitable for many types of events. Janet is currently working on new recordings to be completed in 2018.

On a personal note, Janet loves hiking, snow and water skiing, and has basic golfing skills. She holds professional licenses in finance and certificates in holistic nutrition coaching and master gardening/urban farming.


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*** Spokesman Review July 13th, 2012



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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Local Music 2011

Up for Review

Our music team takes a crack at reviewing some of the latest local releases.

Bands to Watch

Janet Johnson

The lush, fluid tones of Janet Johnson’s singer-songwriter folk music are certainly not the first of their kind. Rather than muddling her songs with attempts to fix a genre of music that has never been considered broken, Johnson embraces the conventions of folk rock. The result is a classic style that feels smooth and nimble under Johnson’s fingers and voice. Musicians like Janet Johnson serve as reminders that the sounds of folk rock are longstanding for a reason. (Jordan Satterfield)

What others are saying about Janet Johnson:

"Thumbs up, love your music on the patio!"
Paul Caswell general manager Paul Martin's American Grill Westlake Village, CA

"Mandolinist Janet Johnson brings a wonderful element of surprise to our band" Dave Perkins, Acoustic Zoo band

"We always appreciate Janet at Rock n Roll Pizza in the various groups she's performed with" Michael Turco manager, Rock n Roll Pizza Moorpark, CA

"Janet is always ready to jump in and play her mandolin on whatever song I decide to play in the moment" Sonny Mone from Crazy Horse/Neil Young

“Heartfelt, sincere original songs, well performed. I can feel the warmth of her personality in the music and enjoyed hearing her reflections of life. Very glad to hear her music and warm wishes to her. I wish her every success!”
Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers

“It was a great performance - your voice was angelic. Looking forward to your headlining concert at the Bing!” - Michael Smith, General Manager, Bing Crosby Theater

“Janet has a beautiful voice.” - Jennifer Roherer, KHQ-TV

“She expresses an obvious sense of joy when she sings.” - Carlos Alden, KPBX-FM

“I always enjoy hearing Janet on the radio.” - Bob Rice, KYRS-FM

“Her musical style is as bright and sunny as her personality.” - Matt Loi 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge Show

To be added to my email list, for bookings or other requests please contact Janet Johnson at janet@janetjohnsonmusic.com or sign my guest book!

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