Janet Hattabaugh, 25 year old Americana singer/songwriter, may be a newcomer now living in Nashville, but she is a seasoned performer. She grew up just outside of the small, country town of Pekin, IN, and was raised in a family of musicians. She picked up her first guitar at the age of 13, started performing with her father, a thumb picking guitarist, at the age of 15, and discovered her love for songwriting at the age of 17. Now, she and her band have performed in many venues and festivals throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina, and New York, including the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, Puckett's Restaurant in Leipers Fork and Franklin, TN, the Cork in the Fork Wine Festival in Leipers Fork, TN, the Ham Festival in Spring Hill, TN, and the Westhaven Porchfest in Franklin, TN.
Janet began working with Cliff Downs and Glenn Sweitzer in 2008, developing her songwriting. Two of her songs, "Everyday Magic" and "Joker and the Fool," are featured in the motion picture Red Dirt Rising, and are included in the movie soundtrack. She also completed her first music video, "Everyday Magic," produced by Glenn Sweitzer, Fresh Film + Design. More recently Janet co-wrote "My Heart is a River" with Walt Aldridge, the winner of NSAI Song of the Year and writer of "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" sung by Travis Tritt.
Not surprising, Janet is continuing to grow in popularity. In addition, Janet was honored when Bill Cody, a 2008 inductee to the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame, asked her to perform on WSM-650 "Coffee, Country & Cody." Also, Janet has been endorsed by Cooperstand, the winner of the "Best in Show" Award, Summer NAMM 2010, and by Tanglewood Guitars and is featured on their websites as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter.
In 2013, Janet continues to perform throughout Indiana and Tennessee while focusing on songwriting and cowriting while living in Nashville. She has just recently begun working on her second 6 song EP with Dark Shadow Recording's producer, engineer, and musician Stephen Mougin, who is also touring as vocalist, acoustic and electric guitar player in the Sam Bush Band. Janet's new EP will include all new material that Janet has either written or cowritten while living in Nashville and should be available in the next upcoming months.
Visit Janet's Facebook Page to for more information, photos, and links to performances. Performance date and times to be announced. Everyone please bring your own chair!