Liz Janes On 'World Cafe: Next'


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Liz Janes is a hidden gem of a singer-songwriter who mixes the traditional and experimental to create intriguing harmonies and meters. The style, while all her own, can be attributed to her days performing in suburban Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, as well as her time in the noise scene in Olympia, Wash., where she went to college.

Combining a mix of styles into a warm and inviting collage, her early material was noticed by Asthmatic Kitty's Michael Kaufman and Sufjan Stevens. Janes later began recording with Stevens and released her first set of albums on the label. Her third and most recent album is called Say Goodbye.



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