Junkyard Jane

Junkyard Jane

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This four-headed love child rose in the tide flats of Tacoma, Washington from a deadly mephitic brew of blues, swamp gas, rockabilly, old engine parts, country, motor oil, folk, funk and used kitty litter - displaying a Creole blend of influences that they affectionately call “Swampabilly Blues”.

Biography

Junkyard Jane, a BEAM Grant (Benefiting Emerging Artists in Music) recipient, was one of only eight groups from a pool of thousands to make the final round at the 2001 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The group’s briefcase full of kudos over the years includes the prestigious Washington State BB Award (Best of the Blues) for “Best Northwest Band” as well as “Best Northwest Recording”.

Four-time “Best Songwriter” nominee and Tacoma Music Award recipient for “Female Performer of the Year”, Leanne Trevalyan entices the listener with her smooth, sultry vocals and finger style acoustic guitar picking. Lea’s washboard scratchin’ and occasional kazoo solo ads a touch of whimsy to JJ’s live performance.

Billy Stoops, a BB Award winner for “Entertainer of the Year” as well as "Best Male Vocalist", delights and amuses audiences with his rich, soulful voice and on stage antics. Billy’s distinctive guitar style, both electric and acoustic, along with his groove-oriented songwriting garnered him a Tacoma Music Award for "Male Performer of the Year".

Longtime JJ member Barbra Blue provides melodic bass lines on both electric and acoustic basses, and her funk/rock origin compliments the bands rootsy tone. And finally, renowned drummer Pete Marzano, keeps pounding down the groove so your butts can move!

Discography

10 Year Reunion (2008)

Rooster Hooch (2004)

Ductape & Sagebrush (2002)

Swampabilly Snakeoil Freakshow (2001)

Milkin' the Frog (1999)

Washboard Highway (1998)