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Janet McLaughlin is a singer/songwriter/teacher currently living in Nashville.  Her work and artistry have opened the way for tours at universities and festivals all over the country.  Janet blends beautiful lyrics with outstanding guitar playing, weaving wonderful songs together.

Janet’s songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including country music legend Loretta Lynn, who recorded Walk On Water. Her co-writing partners include some of the industry’s best: Pat Alger, (The Thunder Rolls—Garth Brooks), Casey Kelly (This Is Where the Cowboy Rides Away—George Strait) and Steve Seskin (Grown Men Don’t Cry—Tim McGraw).

As a professional songwriter, Janet is widely known for her prowess with the guitar. As an instructor for over 20 years, Janet’s teaching spans from the basics of chords, rhythm, music reading and the Nashville Number System to the nuances of various genres and styles.  

As a performing artist, Janet has graced the stage with the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Roger Miller, Rick Nelson, Waylon Jennings, John Hartford, Pierce Pettis, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jill Colucci, Mary Ann Kennedy, Maura O'Connell, Iris Dement, Dan Seals, Tom Chapin, Mark Collie, Steve Seskin, Randy Sharp, Casey Kelly and many others.

Janet received her Bachelor of Music Education (BME, classical guitar major, voice minor) and has written an instructional book, titled "Exploring Music Fundamentals." Both the book and Janet's third CD, "Shine in the Moon" (released in 2008) are available through her website.

 

For more info, visit Janet at janetmclaughlinmusic.com or myspace.com/janetmclaughlinmusic