YASSSSSSSSS!!!!!! It's time for the West Coast with my beloveds!!! S.J. Tucker, Ginger Doss, Lynda Millard, RJ and I all in a van!!!!! Follow our progress here and on FB! Our dates are on my event calendar and it's aaaalmost fully finished! We'll be home by Thanksgiving with stories to tell! Come see us on this amazing tour!
Spend a moment with me
Merry Meet!! Welcome to my website! Here you will learn all about my shows, lessons/coachings and Don't Tell Mama, my debut solo cd! Also my witchy wares will be for sale in my market! You will also be able to see my calendar, contact me, read about my adventures, see pics from the road and lots of other nifty novelties! I am a veteran musician, Ozark witch and teacher/coach - 25 years and counting!
Beloveds!! National Women's Music Festival and Michigan Framily Reunion rocked my entire LIFE!!!!! And it's not over! Ohio Lesbian Festival is coming up in September and then I'm off on a HUGE West Coast tour with #MusesOnTheRoad!! Check out my calendar for all the details!
And as if summer hasn't been busy enough... In addition to all the touring, fall semester has begun and my students are working toward a Harry Potter recital! I'm also in LOVE with the choir at UUFF and we will be enjoying so much good music this season, culminating with a Winter Solstice ritual musical!
But before I forget... have you listened to Don't Tell Mama yet? Check it out in my store.
My New CD, Don't Tell Mama will be delivered on Tuesday, March 21! I am so excited to share this project with everyone! Buy it Here
There are so many folks to thank for helping me on this journey! Ginger Doss for recording/producing/teaching, being such a kind friend, dog samples, and playing killer rock organs; RJ for playing bass and keeping me grounded and fed during the intense making of this record; Sooj for creating new characters, adding the humor, guitars, perfect doo-wap vocals; Chelsey Danielle for the rock solid percussion; for Erin and Lane and Art for the amazing CD art; and Sam and Summer and all of my other dear best beloveds who told me I CAN DO IT!!! My gratitude is knee deep and sky high - oh, thank you thank you thank you!
So LET THE CD RELEASE PARTIES BEGIN!!! 2017 is almost booked up! Michigan and Ohio - I'm gonna come see you first - with the amazing Summer Osborne! And doing shows in the midwest with SJ Tucker, and planning an EPIC West Coast tour in the Autumn with the Bamazing Ginger Doss and SJ Tucker! My Event Schedule will tell you all about it!
I am involved with an incredible group of musicians called Soulwriters. We have been turning in a song a week since Jan 1 and we've already each turned in 11 songs! This is and has been one of the most fulfilling things in my personal musical growth. And the other is teaching. My studio is back to 25 students strong and our recitals are amazing. I have songwriters, pianists - all ages, all genres - that work hard with me and showcase their work twice/year at our recitals - the next one is coming up in May - I'll tell you more about it soon!
Happy Blessed Spring Equinox Everyone!
Take a moment and breathe with me. We've needed a lot of that lately.
I am working hard on the new CD - y'all, we have decided to change the name of the project! Don't Tell Mama will be released in just a few weeks, I'll be keeping you posted on Facebook! If you're not connected with me on Facebook, go here! I have the huge honor to work with Ginger Doss as recording engineer for Don't Tell Mama, and this weekend, Chelsey Danielle and SJ Tucker put killer percussion and guitar and vocal tracks on it too! It's so amazing to watch each song come to life and I can't wait to share it with you!
On Friday, 1.10.17 Ginger, Lynda Millard, Sooj, Chelsey, RJ and I gave a free Live concert on Facebook to give folks an alternative. You can still find it on my personal facebook page! It was so powerful - like it was so powerful watching all the women and allies marching. Together we are more powerful than we are alone - so keep reaching out, beloveds!
Amazon Music Festival is just around the corner - do you have your tickets?? They are in the store on my website! If you liked the round robin style on the Facebook concert - understand that there will be more of that... a lot more of that at Amazon Music Festival. Stronger Together!
I'm so looking forward to going out this spring and summer with the new album and with 2 of my best friends! Summer Osborne and I will hit Ohio and Michigan and more, S.J.Tucker and I will rocking out at Heartland Pagan Festival, National Women's Music Festival, Earth Warriors Festival and so much more! I will put all of the info on my events page here!
Remember how loved you are! By me and many others!
Welcome to the new website, everyone! Happy Autumn!! So much has happened since I wrote to you last...
First of all, please join me Monday, October 24, 7 p.m. at my first online ConcertWindow show! From my parlor to yours! Let me know what you think of my new tunes!
My first solo CD, Brand New Day, is coming to fruition surely and joyfully. Each track has been chosen with tons of love. My Kickstarter will kick off on the day of my ConcertWindow, and it will run through the end of November. I'm hoping to finish recording (with the amazing Ginger Doss) in December, send off to replication in January and then release on Valentine's Day and go on the Brand New Tour! Please get involved and participate with me for this exciting project!
This summer I was honored to bring my solo set to Venus Music Festival AND Ohio Lesbian Festival! Venus is run by my beloved SisterWhereYouAt Sisters, Summer and Lori Osborne. RJ and I will be going next year, come with us! Ohio Lesbian Festival grew from ~400 to 1,200 festies in one year! It was AWESOME! I wasn't slated to play a solo set, rather to side play for Summer's killer set and that went really well! And right after Summer's set I was asked to fill a spot for someone who couldn't make it - so I was the final musician (other than closing) on Sunday - it was SUCH an honor and while I was nervous, it all fell away because I got to play for my sisters and show off my new set! I received great feedback and hope to be there next year as well!
My music studio is flourishing! 24 students strong, barreling toward recital in December! If you or someone you know would like to study music, with Skype or in person, please keep me in mind! Also in December I'm celebrating 25 years of teaching piano!! I'll never stop, I love it! <3
So Beloveds, enjoy the Fall - the leaves, the crisp weather, the apple cider and good comfort food! And join me 10.24@7pm for my online show and enjoy some good music too! http://www.concertwindow/reneejanski