Sunday, 24 February 2008

Wonder why: new CD by Janet Holmes


Northern Ireland singer/songwriter Janet Holmes launched her new CD, Wonder why (Big Bear Hug Music BBH1), on 20 February in Belfast as part of the Belfast Nashville Songwriting Festival. Nine of the thirteen tracks are original compositions. On the following night - also as part of the Festival - Janet played support to Nanci Griffith.

In addition to Janet (lead and harmony vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), musicians on the CD include Colin Henry (guitar, resonator guitar, Weissenborn guitar, banjo, harmonica), Ivan Muirhead (lead guitar), and Jonathan Toman (banjo), among others. Janet, Colin, and Ivan performed at two early EWOB Festivals in the band Birddog, and Jonathan can be heard on the Banjo influences CD produced by legendary French banjoist Jean-Marie Redon.