The JANIE Story


Long Beach folk-rock act Janie was started by songwriter Matthew Hill in the summer of 2016 with the idea of taking a family band approach to classic American music and revamping it for today's eclectic music climate. Taking inspiration from  classic Country Western, psychedelic influences, and modern art rock, the songs paint a vivid picture of the American experience today. Janie's live energy is raw and visceral, frequently collaborating with an ever-evolving group of artists within the vibrant Long Beach arts community.  In 2017 Janie played the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival, opening up for songwriting heroes Lucero and Billy Joe Shaver. In 2018 Janie headlined Summer & Music's annual event Buskerfest playing alongside legends such as Ry Cooder and the Blasters. Janiew has released two singles to date and will be releasing their debut full length in October 2019 on Monte Bre Records,




janie live band 

Vocals, Guitar / Matthew Hill

Vocals, Guitar / Jordan Del Rosario

Vocals Bass / Jesse Wilder

Drums / John Miranda

janie studio collaborators

George Madrid / Pedal Steel Guitar

Ann Louise Thaiss / Vocals & Keys

Heather Jean Sommerhauser / Vocals & Keys

David Sauer / Bass


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