the JaneDear girls

the JaneDear girls

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There may be no better place to start, when talking about the JaneDear girls, than with the description offered by their producer, John Rich. "They are," he says, "the girls next door that kick country A**." Their name offers another level of insight. "We wanted something that was feminine, All-American, and country," says Danelle Leverett, the Lone Star portion of this Texas-Utah duo. Susie Brown, adds, "It took us a while to find a name that really described who we are and what we want to say to our country audience, and the JaneDear girls does just that."

All of that is embodied in the JaneDear girls' debut single, "Wildflower," as perfect an introduction to their high energy, soaring harmonies, and world-class instrumental prowess as a country fan could ask for. It's also a song whose very roots express the organic unity of the approach Susie and Danelle take to life and music. "I have a vintage electric Mandocaster which is essentially a solid body electric mandolin that I found in a little guitar shop in Salt Lake City, Utah," says Susie, "and I bought an amp, plugged it in at a co-writing session and ‘Wildflower' popped out. I had a wildflower in my hair that day, and that's where we got the title." "We have an amazing band," adds Danelle, "and once they laid it down and we added our vocals and Susie's electric mandolin and fiddle instrumentation, it was pretty much a no-brainer that it would be our first single."

Polished entertainers, Susie and Danelle have differing fashion outlooks but a unified approach to the music. "We've always told John, 'We want to rock,'" says Susie. Not missing a beat, Danelle adds, "We like our guitars loud, our fiddles ripping and a steady beat that makes people want to dance!" It's a formula for excitement that makes the JaneDear girls one of the most exciting new acts in the world of country music. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2011
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624978077
catalogNumber: 518448

Album Credits

Performance Credits

JaneDear girls   Primary Artist
Pete Amato   Keyboards
Steve Brewster   Percussion,Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Nick Brophy   Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Marcus Hummon   Acoustic Guitar
Oliver Leiber   Percussion
Wanda Vick   Dobro,Fiddle
Glenn Worf   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Banjo,Dobro,Fiddle,Mandolin,Strings
John D. Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Ethan Pilzer   Bass
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,wah wah guitar,Soloist
Jeffrey Roach   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Rune Westberg   Electric Guitar
Ann Marie Boskovich   Vocal Harmony
Susie Brown   Fiddle,Mandolin,Soloist,Mandocaster
Danelle Leverett   Harp,Soloist
Wesley-Kate Brophy   Vocal Harmony
Paul "TFO" Allen   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Emma Brophy   Vocal Harmony
Andy Gibson   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Pete Amato   Composer
Nick Brophy   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Marcus Hummon   Composer
Oliver Leiber   Composer,Programming
Jonathan Yudkin   Composer,String Arrangements
Tom Hambridge   Composer
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Deric Ruttan   Composer
Jeff Spence   Composer
Danny Myrick   Composer
John Rich   Producer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Jeremy Stover   Composer
Rune Westberg   Composer,Programming
Susie Brown   Composer
Bartley Pursley   Engineer
Danelle Leverett   Composer
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
Jordan Lawhead   Composer
John Davis Kennedy   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer

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the JaneDear girls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LAB54 More than 1 year ago
This is a really fun CD. The JaneDear Girls' sound harkens back to the great girl bands of the 1980s, like the Bangles and the Go-Gos. Sure, the music employs fiddles, banjos, and mandolins, and a few of the songs mention trucks and cowboys, but those are the only things that earn the girls a label as a country music band. Their music is pure pop, and great pop at that. There are a couple of songs that sound a bit like other artists. "Sing Along" begins with a kind of Taylor Swift-like vibe, and "Everyday's a Holiday" starts off sounding like something the Bangles would have done. But no matter how the openings sound, the songs are unmistakably the songs of the JaneDear Girls. The Girls harmonize beautifully, and the music is lively, feel-good music. The CD kicks off with the rocking "Wildflower" and "Shotgun Girl," which really set the tone for the whole disc. "Merry Go Round" is a great dance number; in fact, the whole disc is very danceable. The tempo slows down a bit for "Saturdays in September" and "Never Gonna Let You Go," but they're still very upbeat. "Sing Along" is a delightful kiss-off, reminiscent only in subject matter to Toby Keith's "How Do You Like Me Now." I can't pick a favorite tune; I love them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago