doctors credit her survival to her quick response and attention
to what she knew was extremely serious. Recovery
was maybe slower than Janet would have liked, but it was steady.
Family and friends saw her through this most difficult and
physically challenging time. She knows she couldn't have done
it without their
love and support.
Fast forward through 2006 and into 2007. Janet's longtime friend Emily
Saliers of the Indigo Girls e-mails her about playing a show with her at Eddie's Attic
in Atlanta in early 2008. This message and the excitement around getting out
and doing what she loves to do prompted Janet to contact two more longtime friends,
Kim Copeland and Susan Tucker, to finish producing her project and to manage
On the road and in the studio, Janet's is a voice to be heard. Her artistry blends
beautiful lyrics with outstanding guitar playing, weaving wonderful songs together.
Janet's songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including country legend
Loretta Lynn, who covered Walk On Water. Her co-writing partners include some
of the industry's best - Pat Alger, (The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks), Casey
Kelly, (Soon - Tanya Tucker), and Steve Seskin (Grown Men Don't Cry - Tim McGraw).
A regular at the world famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Janet also plays Eddie's
Attic in Atlanta and the Handlebar in Greenville, SC. Her list of performance
clubs also includes CBGB's in New York City, The Roxy in Los Angeles and The
Troubadour in West Hollywood. She has toured across the country playing in music
venues and over 400 college campuses, and received a nomination for Best Acoustic
Janet has shared the stage with many awesome performers - Emmylou
Mullins, Christian Bush of Sugarland, Kristen
Hall (one-time Sugarland member)
and John Prine, just to name a few. She has toured extensively, opening for the
Indigo Girls and political comic and TV personality Bill
For the last couple of years, Janet has volunteered her time at the W.O. Smith
Community Music School and for many, many years has donated her time to the Country
Music Foundation and Museum for their songwriting program designed for school
An avid reader and lover of all outdoors, Janet enjoys working with and riding,
of course, her Quarter horse, Sam. For over ten years, Janet has studied and
applied the wisdom of natural horsemanship with and to her beloved equine partner.
Two of the songs on her new CD, First Day of Summer and My All-American Boy celebrate
the love she has for her dogs. Once she and her dog, Carson, got into dog agility,
there has been no looking back. Janet and Carson, a mix of Australian Shepard
and Border Collie, or All-American, run their hearts out at trials and tests
put on by USDAA (the United States Dog Agility Association) and NADAC (North
American Dog Agility Council). Both groups are open to all dogs. Janet now has
three dogs, (her second dog, Keenan also does agility), and three cats. She supports
animal rescue as all of her hairy children have been rescue situations.
There are so many wonderfully talented performing songwriters
out there. Ranking high among them is Janet McLaughlin. Living
she is in the throws
of the very happening and growing creative wave found in the area. Check
out her recordings and catch her in a live performance. You’ll
be glad you did.