Experience Her Music
Much like Bryant’s idols, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Sara Bareilles, her unique voice and songwriting style sets her apart and makes her instantly recognizable. Delivering songs and music that feel familiar and yet fresh. Her lyrics speak to your soul while the music embraces you. With heartfelt vocals she has you either rocking out, or wiping away a tear. Consequently, her dynamic music garners labels like, “heartbreak rock-n-roll.” Experience her pure voice go from warm honey to vocal ferocity, all within a single song, and you’ll be a fan for life.
For good reasons, Jane Ellen Bryant is amassing all kinds of recognition. In 2017, she released her smash, pop single, “All in My Head,” followed by her sold-out show.
- Only one of two artists at the 2017 Austin Music Awards to collect multiple awards, receiving “Best Female Vocalist” as well as “Best New Band”.
- As a 2017 official SXSW showcasing artist, she and her band performed at a long list of impressive shows.
- Jane Ellen Bryant is also a 2017 nominee for a highly coveted Black Fret grant. This competitive and respected, grass roots not-for-profit in Austin, TX provides large monetary grants to local musicians.
- One of seven local bands included in the Austin Music Foundation’s artist development program.
- Bryant was named “Artist of the Month” by both Austin Monthly and the Austin Music Foundation last summer.
- She receives prominent attention from local media, including The Austin Chronicle, Austin Woman Magazine, KUTX and Sun Radio.
- The 2017 All-ATX showcases her band on it’s benefit CD, “Back to the Armadillo”, vol.9.
In April, beloved Texas songwriter, Jimmy LaFave, requests that she and good friend Jaimee Harris, record vocals on his last album. Following up, he also invites them to sing with him at The Paramount Theatre for his final show, making an impression of a lifetime for all.
In the Studio
People are wondering, who’s this “new rock and roll” girl in town? But of course, Jane has been working at this a long time. And yet, we know she’s just getting started. At the end of 2017, she is currently in the studio, with her fellow band members and producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith (best known for his work with The Toadies, Jet, and Santana). Poised to deliver her fans her best songs yet. Promising to be relatable feelings and songs you wake up humming the next morning.
Jane and Frenchie’s first studio project together, the Twenties EP, was released in 2016. The project also included a humorous photo of Jane from Daniel Cavazos on a brilliant vinyl pressing with a coloring book, as well as a highly-acclaimed video. Paste Magazine premiered the hilarious music video (directed by Jordan Haro, of Austin, TX) and the spark was ignited. People couldn’t help but pay attention to this electric, young artist.
As a Young Artist, Jane Ellen Bryant:
- Graduated with a vocal performance degree from Belmont University in Nashville.
- Debuted her Americana album, Hourglass at #11 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. While receiving rave reviews nationally, American Songwriter debuted her music video. Hundreds of thousands of streams and downloads have been accounted for since.
- Shared the stage with legends such as Ian McLagan and Alejandro Escovedo.
- Opened for Texas favorites like Joe Ely and Bob Schneider.
- Toured with ATX’s Max Frost, while on the road with Fitz and the Tantrums.
- Starred in a bonus feature of the Road to Austin documentary. Singing and performing Stephen Bruton’s song, “Make That Call,” along side world class musicians David Grissom and Cindy Cashdollar and others.
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