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Alaskan grown Janie Cowan is in love with the double bass.  Begining Suzuki piano at age four and then finding the double bass at age ten, she pursued all avenues of study available and eventually won a scholarship to attend the Oberlin Conservatory.  There she learned from such luminaries as Jamey Haddad, Eddie Gomez and Billy Hart. She now has accrued a vast and diverse resume of performances with international folk groups, desert rockers, songwriters, ambient sonic explorers and as a solo artist.  She has been lucky to share the stage with such luminaries as Bennie Maupin in Adam Rudolph's Go: Organic Orchestra, Bob Dylan in Shadow Kingdom, Victoria Williams and late great saxophone legend Ralph Carney.  Residing in Pioneertown, California, Janie is proud to be part of the high desert experimental music community and finds inspiration in the intersection of the new and the old, her own voice present throughout.


Having made appearances on Dutch and Hungarian national TV, Bulgarian National Radio, NPR and BBC 1, she has reaches worldwide.  You will find her contented busking on the streets, playing dance and music festivals, doom metal festivals, sold out venues like the 9:30 club, Irving Plaza, 1st Ave or the 100 Club, in your living room or local public library.  She is confident to have played in some of the weirdest and most obscure settings imaginable.


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