Austin songstress to release her summer hit laden three-song EP at Lambert’s.
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 2016) – Austin-born songstress Jane Ellen Bryant announces the forthcoming release of a three-song EP entitled “Twenties.” Produced by Frenchie Smith, the EP is set to be released on Friday, July 8 at Lambert’s, located at 401 W 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701. The release party will feature headliners Emily Bell and the Talkbacks and Eric Burton. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. and Jane will hit the stage at 10:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased: here. For a sample of the first single “Twenties”, please click here: here.
Bryant’s music is driven by a natural fearlessness that pulls you in and makes you feel its unapologetic power. It was this daring energy and bold sound that attracted the attention of producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who has worked with the likes of Jet, Santana and The Toadies.
“There was always this daring, rock-n-roll thing happening in my head, but I never really had the confidence to explore it fully until I worked with Frenchie,” said Jane Ellen Bryant. “He truly listened to all that I was influenced by, heard my wildest musical ideas, and made it all come to life in the studio. It turned out to be more than I ever dreamed of. Now that this inner-self has been released, there’s no turning back. I’m forever grateful to Frenchie for helping me unlock this dream.”
“Of the bands I’ve personally gotten record deals/agents/management etc. in the past…Jane is fundamentally the most important artist I’ve met,” says Frenchie Smith. He goes on to say that Jane’s music is “capturing the madness of youth, the manic perils of opening up about heartbreak, all while bringing the listener in more and more by telling the truth. What I look for in an artist is believability, and whatever Jane is performing, I believe it.”
Born and bred in the Live Music Capitol, Bryant grew up surrounded by the very sound, creativity and mystique that has granted Austin its world-renowned title. Drawing from the artistic energy that this city exudes, Jane has found a sound that is raw, infectious and all the while inviting and warm.
“‘Twenties,’ captures the pivotal time in a person’s life when they are worn down by uncertainty, fear, yet feel excited and hopeful for the future; it speaks to the younger generations who have yet to figure it all out, and it presents an element of nostalgia to older generations who remember that tumultuous time in their own lives,” said Bryant.
Although only twenty-five, Jane is no stranger to the music industry. She graduated with a vocal performance degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) in 2013, and went on to release her Americana album “Hourglass,” which debuted at #11 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. The album caught the attention of American Songwriter, who debuted the title track music video. The album has since received hundreds of thousands of streams and downloads.
Not to mention that Jane has shared the stage with numerous music legends throughout her short career; she has played with Ian McLagan and Alejandro Esconvedo, opened for Texas favorites like Joe Ely and Bob Schneider, and toured as a band member of ATX’s up-and-comer Max Frost, while he was on the road with Fitz and the Tantrums. Jane recently appeared in the bonus features of the Road to Austin documentary, singing and performing Stephen Bruton’s song, “Make That Call,” with world class musicians such as David Grissom and Cindy Cashdollar.
Now, on the cusp of her EP release, Jane has honed in on her music and discovered a sound that is unequivocally her own.
“I feel like I’ve finally tapped into my true self with this new music,” said Bryant. “No part of me is holding back anymore. I’m saying exactly what I’m thinking and believing in my instincts. It all excites me to my core.”
Bryant delivers a timeless collection of songs, and the three-song EP is just a taste of the depth that’s to come. For more information on Jane’s music, please see: www.janeellenbryant.com.
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