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Janet McGarry


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Winner of Many Bluegrass Awards
jrmcgarry@islandtelecom.com
www.janetmcgarry.com
Released CD-WILDWOOD ROSE IN 2012 (Her 10th Album)
Last Date Changed: Friday, December 02, 2016

ASJanetandSergeFromTheirWesiteSept2013.jpg Meet Janet McGarry, a Country/bluegrass artist from P.E.I. She is a winner of many Awards for Bluegrass Female Artist of the year and received many nominations as well. Janet came from a family of nine children in Iona, P.E.I. She always loved music, as her father was always involved in music and performed for dances and house parties for years. With so much music around her, she learned to love music and began to sing with her brother Raymond. She began to meet musicians and shared her love of music with them.

In the early 80�s, she entered talent contests gaining recognition and winning respect from her peers. In 1987 she won the *favorite overall performer* at the Annual Summerside Lobster Carnival Talent Search. This award was voted on by her fellow contestants, and meant a lot to Janet. She then teamed up with Charlie Hansen, and for a number of years, they performed the music circuit all over P.E.I.

One summer, she attended a local Bluegrass Festival, and immediately fell in love with the music. She then became a regular performer at the annual P.E.I. Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival since 1995 with the popular band, Wind River. By request of her fans, she released a CD, entitled, My Heart Is A Diamond, and as a result, got much air-play and was nominated at ECMA 2001 for Bluegrass Artist of the Year. In spring 2001, she went back to the studio to record her second CD entitled, Hills of Home.With its release, her music has gained considerable international exposure and received an ECMA 2002 Bluegrass Artist nomination. Janet says, music is her passion and maintains a day job as well which she enjoys.

To date Janet released 8 CD's namely: Love and Learn-My Dixie Darling-He Will Bring You Home-Christmas By The Fireside-Looking Towards Sunrise-My Heart is A Diamond-Hills of Home and Just Passing Thru.Janet had been a regular performer on the local bluegrass circuit with her band Wind River. In October 2006, band member changes were made with Serge Bernard on banjo-Roxeen Roberts on bass and Ryan Roberts on guitar.

In 2009, Janet became the first Canadian Member of the Daughters of Bluegrass and appears on the CD Vol III Bluegrass Bouquet, as well performed with the Daughters at SPBGMA in Nashville.

In 2009 more changes were made in the Band. Roxeen and Ryan moved to Nashville, Ten. to persue their careers. Janet added two replacement members, Naomi Doncaster from Sackville, N.B. and Kyle Legere from Amherst, Nova Scotia.

For more information regarding Janet and her music, click into her website, address posted above.

UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 2013:Janet released in 2012 her 10th album entitled WILDWOOD ROSE. Review to follow shortly on this site.Recently in 2012 Janet added 2 new members to her band, Eddy Cormier and Bryan Poirier. They replaced Naomi Doncaster and Kyle Legere.

 

Profile By: John Gavin


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