Jana Jae  Queen of Country Fiddle
Jana Jae Queen of Country Fiddle

"Jana is one fantastically talented entertainer!
She and her band are tops."

Sam Walton, founder and CEO, Wal-Mart

Like most entertainers who have reached stardom, Jana Jae’s success is the result of hard work perfecting raw talent.

Musical talent runs through the family. Her parents studied at the famed Juilliard School of Music, New York City, and Jana was introduced to the classical study of the violin, on a 1/8 sized instrument, at the age of two. Then, thanks to the direction and inspiration of her grandfather, an accomplished champion fiddler in his own right, Jana also learned to love playing by ear. She virtually grew up jamming with and learning from some of the best in the business while living in western Idaho, not far from Weiser, the site of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest. Soon she had honed her skill of fiddling into a fine art and won the Ladies National Championship several times.

She also continued her classical training, winning scholarships to Interlochen and the International String Congress. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in music and studied abroad at the Vienna Academy of Music.

She taught music for several years until she felt inspired to take her unique blend of music on the road. Jana and her trademark blue fiddle soon took the world of country music by storm. She got her big break at a Buck Owens concert in Redding, California, when she was invited to take the stage and play "Orange Blossom Special." Buck was one of the first "big names" to recognize her talents and offered her a job as the first female member of his "Buckaroos" band. She later became part of the regular team of performers on the "Hee Haw" show and has appeared with such country music greats as Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Ray Stevens, The Oakridge Boys, Mel Tillis, Ricky Skaggs and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Jana has built a solid solo career, drawing upon her diverse musical background. Her one-of-a-kind style blends country fiddling, western swing, bluegrass, pop and the classics, producing thrilling performances and critical acclaim.

But her enthusiastic following isn’t limited only to this country. She has consistently proved her ability to cross over into other genres and has earned a reputation and large international following performing at such renowned events as the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Wembley Festival in England as well as the New Orleans Jazz Festival. She has toured Japan, the Philippines, Australia, Africa, Brazil and continues to perform abroad.

Jana is a consummate performer and despite her petite 5’ 3 1/2" size, is a powerful whirlwind on stage. Her pure, clear voice, showmanship, down-home friendly sense of humor and natural communication with any audience combine for a dynamite concert. Her special talents have enriched us all in the world of music.

Wendy Songe
Wendy Songe

Wendy Songe

Award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher & Nationally touring musician.

 

Born in North Carolina, raised in Oklahoma, and with roots stretching from Louisiana to Canada, and Scotland to the Native Americans, Wendy Songe weaves an eclectic tapestry of diverse instruments, cultures and songs from across the globe.

Classically trained in piano  from the age of five, Wendy's firm foundation in music has paved her way to a myriad of other instruments, including guitar, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, djembe, bodhran, celtic whistle, and more.  Her songwriting, poetry, vocal and instrumental proficiency have earned her multiple state, regional and national awards.   Wendy continues to promote music education, teaching private, group and online lessons to students of every age and experience level. 

A self-proclaimed musical gypsy, Wendy Songe tours extensively, sharing her music with audiences and students everywhere.  Her music has been featured on radio, television, and at some of the finest music festivals in the United States.  Wendy has also collaborated on multiple CD's , including the 2014 release, 'In Full Bloom' with The Vintage Wildflowers, the 2012 'Celtic Christmas Showdown' with Jonathan Dowell, and  the 2011 'RV Project', with Bing Futch.   Her concerts span the gap between intimate house concerts, country barn dances, rooftop luau's, formal wine tastings, spiritual retreats, community festivals, corporate parties, social outreach, awards ceremonies, music halls of fame and more!

Wendy Songe  is presently in production with her first solo album, to be announced in 2015.

With more than 30 years of love, experience and devotion to music, Wendy Songe is a true Musical Menagerie - on a mission!