MP3 Janet Bates and Instruments of change - The colours will come back
Contemporary folk, with some celtic, and some bluegrass feel to it, stong words, great harmonies
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, FOLK: Political
Janet Bates and the Instruments of Change
Blending Original Folk with Traditional and Contemporary Styles
Based in Bandon Oregon
Janet has been given the timely gift of translating contemporary events into thought provoking musical poetry and song. With a voice that has been compared to Joan Baez, the music is reminiscent of the ''60''s and a reflection of the times we''re living in. Janet''s melodies leave listeners humming her tunes of days.
The song "For Whom" from Janet''s CD "A Time Has Come," has been chosen for a compilation CD, "Songs for a Better Planet."
Janet has also be chosen as a finalist in the Solarfest singersongwriter competition, so will be performing there July 17 2005 (in Tinmouth Vermont)
Janet Bates - Lead vocals, twelve string guitar
Ken Bates - Bouzouki, banjo, vocals
Gary Montesano - Acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Doug Jones - Keyboards, guitar, vocals
Janet Bates and the Instruments of Change perform primarily traditional and contemporary folk music, at times described as Celtic. The most unique aspect of their music is the content of the songs. Janet is a gifted, prolific and passionate songwriter, her songs deeply moving in their portrayal of the personal to political themes of the day. The band complements and enhances Janet''s songwriting and vocals by developing the songs into a tightly woven blend of harmonies and instrumentation.
Janet dreams a world of peace, compassionately, lovingly, devotedly conveyed in her songs of struggle, injustice, hope and love.
Janet and her band have played extensively on the southeastern Oregon coast that is their home at fundraising concerts, developing a following of fans and recently embarked on their first acoustic tour as a duo to the https://www.tradebit.com band is heading out on tour of British Columbia this summer.
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