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Biography

Performing singer/songwriter, Jan Spillane is a multi-instrumentalist playing piano and guitar. Based out of Savannah, GA, her music is heavy on the blues, soft on jazz with drops of folk, pop, and country spread throughout her work thus leaving a trademark many folks call "The Key of Jan"."

From the peace, love, and rock & roll days of the 1960's to the infectious trend of Americana, Jan creates a smooth, passionate and soulful, yet hypnotizing and energetic sound.

Tracking in the studio since she was eight years old, she credits her love for music to her family. Her musical tastes run the gamut from Mitchell and Holliday all the way to Lennon and Sting. If you ask her to write down the name of her favorite artist, her answer would be, "they don't have enough paper in the world."

Traveling to Nashville for over 20 years, she has worked with many notable artists in and out of the country including Andy Martin, Stan Martin, John Banks, Stan Webb, Ben Wells, Wood Newton, Phil McDonald, J. Fred Knobloch, Marc Cordray, Jelly Roll Johnson, Matt Collett, Steve Nelson, Jack M. Sherman, Mike Futral, Kevin Rose, Allen Andrews, Ricardo Ochoa, Todd Murray, Michael Boesen, Diana Kelly, John Brannen, Thomm Jutz, Vinx aka Vinx De'Jon Parrette, Annelise Nelson, Dan Seals, Joe Nelson, Philip Palmer, Mark Molloy, Rochelle Coatney and her list goes on.

Jan is a member of ASCAP, NARAS, and the Americana Music Association and owns a publishing company, Jan Spillane Music and record label, Wassaw Sound Records. She has recorded numerous songs, released four albums, three singles, one video and looks forward to the release of "Blue Canvas".

Along with her husband and dog, Jan resides in a charming little fishing village near Savannah, Georgia, and continues to do what she loves. Her music can be heard worldwide and can be purchased online. Jan's single, "Welcome Home" can only be found online as Jan Spillane and Friends.

Discography:

"Blue Canvas" (Still Pending) | Wassaw Sound Records

2012 "Fill in the Blanks" (Single) | Wassaw Sound Records

2011 "Welcome Home" (Final Video) | Jan Spillane Music

2011 "Welcome Home" (Band Video) | Jan Spillane Music

2011 "Welcome Home" (Single) | Wassaw Sound Records

2010 "Good as Gold" (Single) | Wassaw Sound Records

2009 "Thinking out Loud" | Wassaw Sound Records

2006 "Painting the Blues" | Jan Spillane Music

2001 "2nd Nature" | Jan Spillane Music

1999 "In my Head" Jan Spillane Music

1998 "Gut Feeling" | Jan Spillane Music

1998 "A Christmas Wish | Jan Spillane Music

1995 "Box of Rain" | Box of Rain

Credits

Jan is an active member of ASCAP, NSAI, AMA, & The Recording Academy her credits include:

2012: "Fill in the Blanks" released on Wassaw Sound Records.
2012: "Welcome Home" video aired in New York on March 24th for Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.
2011: "Welcome Home" band video aired on local television to honor our veterans. The video sound recording features Jan along with Mike Futral, Marc Cordray, and Phil McDonald. The song was written by Jan Spillane & Caroline Switzer Verner.
2011: "Welcome Home" released on Wassaw Sound Records. The song "Welcome Home" was written by Jan Spillane & Caroline Switzer Verner.
2010: "Good as Gold" released on Wassaw Sound Records
2010: Regional Finalist in the Southeast for the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest
2009: "Thinking Out Loud" released on Wassaw Sound Records
2008: "If Looks Could Kill" Promo for one of Showtime Cable Networks, Inc. popular TV Series
2007: "What It's Not" single song publishing contract with AhHa Music Group co-written with legendary singer/songwriter, Wood Newton
2006: "Let It Go" vocalist of the month on Singer Universe, co-writer, Bryan Sacks
2006: "Ole blue Jeans" Representation agreement with Portia Entertainment Group
2006: "Painting the Blues" CD self-released
2001: "2nd Nature" CD self-released
2000: "Time Keeps (Remix)" was featured along side Rod Stewart's "Forever Young" song on a video, titled "100 Years of Tybee Island", co-written with Phil Hadaway and John Graham.
1999: "A lady knows when to Leave" voted one of the best R&B songs by Billboard Magazines World Competition
1998: "Gut Feeling" CD self-released
1982: "Welcome to Miller Time" Vocalist for commercial for the Miller Brewing Company
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Contributing Artists

BEN WELLS is a songwriter, performer, and studio guitarist. His style is a combination of country and blues with that nice feel of B.B. King meets Vince Gill.

CAROLINE VERNER is a native of Savannah, GA with a degree in journalism. She's a poet, a writer of short stories, and a songwriter.

Diana Gibson Kelley
DIANA GIBSON KELLEY currently lives in Nashville as a full-time songwriter. She won the grand prize NSAI/CMT Song Competition for her song "Hard to Stumble" which landed her a single song publishing contract with Ah-Ha Music Group.

Fred Knobloch, is from Jackson, Mississippi and currently resides in Nashville, TN as one of the leading songwriters. What do Trisha Yearwood, Ray Charles, Delbert McClinton, Faith Hill, George Strait, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Ruth Brown, and Etta James have in common? They ALL have recorded songs written by J. Fred Knobloch.

JACK SHERMAN is a Los Angeles studio guitarist and songwriter who was formerly a member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also worked with Bob Dylan, George Clinton, Peter Case, John Hiatt and many other legendary artists.

JOHN BANKS is a songwriter, performer, & studio guitarist/dobro player working with artists, including Ben E. King, Ray Charles, Bob Hope, Herbie Mann, Johnny Winter, George Jones, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, etc.

Marc Cordray
MARC CORDRAY is a studio and performing percussionist/drummer earning a baccalaureate degree from Berklee School of Music. Versatility is the key to this dynamic young man as he can blend into any genre without missing a beat.

Mike Stewart
MIKE STEWART has been a front line soldier in the world of songwriting and recordings in Nashville for over 20 years. He's recorded with artists such as Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, Hank Williams, Jr., etc and has written hit songs for Ronnie Milsap, the Pointer Sisters and was signed an exclusive songwriting contract with the Quincy Jones.

Phil McDonald
PHIL MCDONALD started young as a bass player and touring with legendary blue-eyed soul singer, Mitch Ryder. He has also worked with notable artists including Jimmy Hunter, Steven Lee, Eric Morgenson, and John Harden (formerly with Iggie Pop/Andy Frazier of Free).

STAN WEBB has numerous hits including George Jones "One Of These Days But Not Tonight", which landed him the award for SESAC's most promising country writer, to Tracy Byrds "I'm From the Country which he received SESAC's Legacy Award for his most successful song to date. He is one of three song writers to receive the Legacy Award in 75 years. Stan has continued to get cuts by artists including T.G. Shepard, Terri Gibbs, Pam Tillis, etc. He also had one of his songs, "Drawn to the Fire" land a spot in the motion picture Thelma & Louise, co-written with Pam Tillis.

STEVE NELSON is a two-time winner of the SESAC Americana Music Award, receiving an Emmy nomination for Sesame Street and scored two Emmy-Winning TV series, and contributed to the recent Grammy-nominated Guy Clark album, "Workbench Songs". He's written "Songbird" for Barbara Streisand, "Walkin' Man" which he co-wrote with Guy Clark, and numerous other hits.

SUSAN MONTANARI is a native of Savannah, GA and currently lives in Connecticut. She is a poet, a songwriter, and in 2012 she got signed with publishing company, Hen, Inc. for writing children's books.

Theresa L. Everett
THERESA EVERETT is from Texas. A child prodigy at age four, she is a multi-instrumentalist playing violin, piano, and guitar. From Texas to Nashville she has performed as lead singer and songwriter under the name "Plain Silver Band" opening for artists including Chubby Checker, Arlo Guthrie, Asleep at the Wheel, Steve Wariner, etc. She has also played guitar with Keith Urban, Nickelcreek and many other notable artists.

TOMMY BUTLER is originally from Elizabethtown, NC and currently lives in Nashville, TN. He is a fine studio musician and tours extensively, playing pedal steel guitar, lap steel, dobro, and bass guitar for some of the who's who in the music industry.

WOOD NEWTON has numerous hit songs with a number of artists including Steve Warnier along with one of his recent hits performed by David Ball "Riding With Private Malone". He also has hits with Willie Nelson, George Jones, Alabama, Charlie Pride, Kenny Rogers, Joe Diffie, Tracy Byrd, Tanya Tucker and his list goes on.

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