Calamity Janes

Calamity Janes

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The Calamity Janes are a "super group" taking Vermont by storm. If you know anything about Calamity Jane (a hard-drinking woman, wore men's clothing, used bawdy language, chewed tobacco, was handy with a gun), you will certainly enjoy the personality and essence of this fun and upbeat group!

Biography

Abby (Red Tack) Jenne is like a sweet, hard-yet-smooth shot of the finest whiskey. With one critically-acclaimed album under her belt and a large following, Abby knows how to captivate an audience with humor and candor. Abby’s voice is an engaging, rhythmic, powerful, pitch-perfect experience. She brings a blend of rock and country, bending your ear to the sweet and comfortable middle harmonies.

Erin (Madame) McDermott has been writing and performing her songs for over six years, opening for the the likes of Grammy award winner Tim O’Brien, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Russ Barenberg and Railroad Earth. Erin’s relaxed, low-key stage presence makes her new friends every night. With a voice that has been compared to Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton and Janis Joplin, Erin’s vibrato and delicate, but strong texture takes the high harmonic road.

Doug (Dawg) Perkins brings a wealth of experience and talent to the group. Doug is best known for his work with Smokin' Grass and for his duet performances with mandolinist Jamie Masefield. With his stylistically precise leads and intricate melodies, Doug and his mandolin provide an essential rhythmic and harmonic layer to the Calamity Janes.

Jen (Razor Nubs) Wells is the glue that keeps this band together. Classically trained from age 10 and well-versed in jazz, funk, rock, blues and bluegrass, Jen really knows the intricacies of music. With tasteful bass lines and sheer knowledge, Jen communicates a perfect rhythm that steals the show.

Set List

3-4 hours; eclectic blend of originals and covers.