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"This deep-voiced, guitar-slinging songstress can rock it like Sheryl Crow or chill like Jewel, while sounding like neither. The powerful patches of her clever writing give this artist a depth beyond the average ‘girl with a guitar,’" wrote Songwriter’s Monthly.
With press coverage like that, it’s no wonder that Janet talks less about her road time than her current work. Many musicians would tell you the juicy details first, if they were so lucky as to play guitar and sing with Lindsay Buckingham and Loudon Wainwright III on the road and in the studio. For Janet it’s interesting,but not the Big Thing.
Most important for Janet is her growth as a solo artist who is writing, recording, and touring full time. She has proved more than once that a guitar is all she needs to rock the house: she’s got the chops, and the songs to showcase them. The influences of Chrissie Hynde, Elvis Costello, Lindsay Buckingham and Harry Nilsson can all be heard, but she definitely speaks to the audience who loves the work of Ani DiFranco and solo Sheryl Crow.
Vocals are expressive, lyrics are thoughtful, and arrangements are ripping with melody. This is "edgy electro-acoustic pop" says LA Weekly, or even "smart, savvy, fuzzy, hooky pop..." says Buzz Weekly. "Open the Door," her debut CD on Little Sister Records, her own indie label, received airplay all over the West Coast, including a couple of radio-ready songs cowritten with Ark 21 recording artist Maia Sharp. Janet’s original "How Many Times Before" is currently featured on the soundtrack of the film "The Fair."
Look for a "surprising pop-up book filled with one-of-a-kind songs. Think along the lines of the Indigo Girls, only with more rock, less pop and more hooky tunes. Robin refines the sound of coffee house folk-wannabes into a rich blanket of twangy guitars, crisp drums, and edgy lyrics. Her harder songs ship you along dynamic voyages that feature a crashing crew of expert guitar sequences and jingling rock sounds...And she is just as inspiring and likeable on her bare-essentials songs that are stripped of extra instrumental padding" (Music 101).
She’s toured and recorded with Lindsay Buckingham and Loudon Wainwright III, but her solo release Open the Door on Little Sister Records blows the door wide open to a solo career. The deep-voice, guitar-slinging songstress can rock it like Sheryl Crow or chill like Jewel, while sounding like neither. The powerful patches of her clever writing give this artist a depth beyond the average ‘girl with a guitar.’--Songwriter’s Monthly.