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Bryce Janey

Bryce Janey - Live at J. M. O'Malley's - 2001 - Hot Fudge

On Live at J.M. O'Malley's, aspiring through slow blues, funk tunes, and rockers. Janey's no nonsense vocal style is effective, beating fake attitude and strings: his playing has a lot of personality to go along with Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan building blocks. Top track: the shuffle "Workin' Fool," which balances B.B. King-esque fretwork with a super organ solo from T-Bone Giblin. "Live" should make new fans. © Blues Revue Magazine

Anytime you hear a hot new artist's studio release, you have to always pose the question, "Are they really that good live or is this thing going to be studio enhanced"? With the release of Bryce Janey's new "Live" CD, he answers the question after the successful release of his "Barewire" CD, also on Iowa's Hot Fudge label, he's for real.One can quickly tell, that the "Barewire" CD was not a studio enhanced effort, but rather the "tip of the iceberg" in what is yet to come from this talented new performer."Live at J.M. O'Malley's" caught Janey and his talented band at one of Cedar Rapids, Iowa's premier live clubs for one night of no holds barred blues.Backed by Steve Hayes on drums, Dan "DJ" Johnson on bass, and back for an encore performance from the "Barewire" CD, Hammond B-3 master, Tom T-Bone Giblin (ex Lonnie Brooks Band).The CD features eight tight cuts with a running time of 43 minutes and 36 seconds. It covers some of Janey's best self penned tunes from his "Barewire" CD including "Hold On", "Workin' Fool", and his revved up take on Earl King's "Trick Bag". Also included is a live version of his "Sweet Baby Jane" from his first Hot Fudge CD release of the same name.The best way to describe his vocals is "powerful", especially in alive setting. Janey distinguished himself as a top-notch vocalist.While the band is tight, one doesn't get the high level of interaction on this live effort between Janey and Giblin as you got on "Barewire". Giblin still shines, but appears to be "mixed down" somewhat in the final mastering. One can only imagine what these two are like live on stage.This new release by Janey appears to be his "next step", but it makes one anxious for whatever new additional releases are on the horizon.If you want to see Janey live, make sure to catch him with Iowa's Blue Band when they appear in your market. His guitar work is second to none, the vocals dominating, and the live element exciting. It's a CD worth picking up to experience a hot newcomer on the rise. © Tom Tourville Twin Cities Blues News November 2001

Recorded live at J. M. O'Malley's, Cedar Rapids, Iowa in January 2001. Buy Bryce's "Sweet Baby Jane" album and support good earthy blues rock that you won't hear on MTV! [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 96.9 Mb]


1 Hold On 6:01
2 Long Time Runnin' 4:46
3 Strat Blues Billy 7:05
4 Practice What You Preach 6:10
5 Workin' Fool 6:19
6 Sweet Baby Jane 5:38
7 Walkin' Blues 5:00
8 Trick Bag 3:13

All tracks composed by Bryce Janey &/or Billy Lee Janey except "Trick Bag" by Earl King


Bryce Janey - Guitar, Vocals
Billy Lee Janey - Rhythm Guitar
Dan "DJ" Johnson - Bass
Tommy "T-Bone" Giblin - Hammond B-3
Steve Hayes - Drums


Bryce Janey began his Music career in his hometown of Marion, IA at the age of 13 in a blues-rock trio called The Janey’s. With his mother on drums and his father Billy Lee on guitar, The Janey’s played regionally and nationally from Chicago to Los Angeles. They shared the stage with over 50 national acts, including Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Johnny Winter and Koko Taylor. While still in The Janey’s, Bryce began a solo career and released his first CD, Practice What You Preach, in 1996 on Hot Fudge Music label. This release was later picked up by an independent label in Minneapolis, MN where Bryce began to showcase in local clubs like Whiskey Junction and BrewBakers in St. Paul. Two more CDs were released, Live at Checker’s Tavern and Sweet Baby Jane. These early CDs have gained national attention and five stars from Blues Access magazine (1998) and great reviews from Blues Revue and Living Blues, among others. In 1999, Bryce signed with San Diego music attorney, Rod Underhill and became the number one artist on mp3.com later that year. In 2001, Bryce released his next CD, Bare Wire, and began touring again with his own band and with Iowa’s own The Blue Band. Bryce played festivals and successful venues like B.B. King’s in Memphis and Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. The Blue Band also played venues in Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville, Denver and Keystone. Bryce was inducted into the Iowa Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame with The Blue Band in 2007. In early 2003, Bryce released Live At JM O’Malley’s. That same year, he also released The Janey’s with his father, Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Billy Lee Janey. He performed with The Janey’s father/son team-up, as well as with his own band. Bryce’s influences include many artists ranging from Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix, Cream and The Band, in addition to many blues artists—Chicago style to Old Delta Robert Johnson. He also has a great love for country and folk music and tries to combine these into a melting pot genre of his own version of rock ‘n’ roll, county, and blues with a touch of acoustic ballads and R&B. His voice likens Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and his guitar playing has been compared with Robert Cray and Buddy Guy. Bryce’s Newest 2010 release “ Blues In My Soul” and (2001) reissue release” live at J.M. Omalley’s, on new label Grooveyard Records, showcases his guitar work, Live and in the studio! Two Cd’s full of killer blues guitar “riffage” with a powerhouse Band behind him, with soulful blues singing, old blues remakes, and new originals © Facebook © 2012 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryce-Janey/168197936533914?sk=info

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