Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Straight ahead rock
Only known release, Just Hanging Around (1994)
I can't find anything about her out there (2/22)
Zoë? A less-fuzzy Arson Garden? Susan James? (Neile)
Janice Durham has a powerful, flexible voice and writes powerful, flexible rock tunes that display her voice to good advantage. Her songs are catchy, energetic, and show strong musicianship. She can sing a dynamite slower song, too. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Just Hanging Around is her sole known release
Just Hanging Around (1994)
Available in Seattle, U.S.A., in stores that carry used and/or indie releases
High for lovers of evocative rock
Janice Durham—vocals & acoustic guitar
Philip Craft & Janice Durham
Rock, pure and simple, but not simplistic. I found this disc by chance when I was browsing at a local disc shop. I gave it a listen and bought it, and at first I thought it was merely good. Since then her songs have stuck in my brain and the disc still demands time in my cd player. It's a collection of rock songs enlivened by excellent musicianship, songwriting, and Janice Durham's exceedingly delightful voice. The song "Walking In Your Sleep" knocks me out every time I listen to it, especially the way Janice Durham uses the range of her voice in it, but it's by no means the only wonderful song on this disc—they're all good. Why isn't she better-known? She even manages to pull off a song called "Get Out Of My House" that doesn't pale beside Kate Bush's similar song. I can only pray enough people hear this and she'll keep writing and recording. I want MORE. (Neile)
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