Janet McGarry Press Kit
Photo by Louise Vessey – Light & Vision Photography
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For over twenty years, Janet McGarry has been a dominant presence in bluegrass music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages with some of the most revered performers of this genre, and of her time. She has delivered thirteen albums to date, that have earned her awards, accolades, and much deserved respect from the music industry. Among her most significant career accolades, Janet is a “Daughter of Bluegrass”, a leading group of female bluegrass artists, appearing as a lead artist on the cd “Bluegrass Bouquet”, the group’s third collaboration on Blue Circle Records, in Nashville, TN, and the Box Set of the Daughters of Bluegrass, “Pickin’ Like a Girl”, on the same label. Janet is also a five-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards, the industry’s highest accolade.
From her early years performing at local talent shows, to forming her own record label “Diamond Productions PEI”, to performing and touring with her band Wildwood, Janet is devoted to her music. She keeps a busy appearance schedule including major bluegrass festivals, concert halls and other venues.
Janet now has thirteen cds to her credit, as well as having recorded on several compilation cds. Her voice and delivery capture the very essence of traditional songs. Be it the most prestigious surroundings, or backstage at a local concert hall, Janet’s presence and music will make you feel right at home
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Janet McGarry – Pure. Honest. Heartfelt. Sincere. All of these simple words sum up Janet McGarry and her music. For over 20 years, Janet has been a dominant presence in bluegrass music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages with some of the most revered performers of this genre, and of her time. She has just released her 12th. recording, “Forever is the Love”, and is now perhaps the most recorded solo artist in her genre in Canada. She is also the first Canadian to become a member of the “Daughters of Bluegrass” and appears on Volume III, “Bluegrass Bouquet” on Blue Circle Records. She is also a leading vocalist on the Box Set Recording of the “Daughters of Bluegrass” titled “Pickin’ Like a Girl”.
Serge Bernard is an accomplished instrumentalist, playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, bass and his main instrument of choice – banjo. Born and raised in Balmoral, New Brunswick, he’s been playing music since the age of six, mostly self-taught, and has played and sang harmony in various bluegrass and country music bands. Serge is also a co-host of Bluegrass Island, a one-hour bluegrass show on Tantramar Community Radio (FM-107.9) – on Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm. Serge also wears a hat as Producer/Engineer for Diamond Productions PEI, where he has produced/engineered bluegrass & country projects on cd format for Island artists. Several of these CD’s were nominated for East Coast Music Awards.
Janet and Serge continue to record music about life and love; faith and hope; heartbreak and healing. Their music continues to be part of the fabric of life for long time listeners and brand new fans.