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Bryce Janey

BIO

Bryce Janey began his Music career in his hometown of Marion, IA at the age of 13 in a blues-rock trio called The Janey's.  With his mother on drums and his father BillyLee on guitar, The Janey's played regionally and nationally from Chicago to Los Angeles.  They shared the stage with over 50 national acts, including Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Johnny Winter and Koko Taylor.  While still in The Janey's, Bryce began a solo career and released his first CD, Practice What You Preach, in 1996 on Hot Fudge Music label.  This release was later picked up by an independent label in Minneapolis, MN where Bryce began to showcase in local clubs like Whiskey Junction and BrewBakers in St. Paul. Two more CDs were released, Live at Checker's Tavern and Sweet Baby Jane.  These early CDs have gained national attention and five stars from Blues Access magazine (1998) and great reviews from Blues Revue and Living Blues, among others.   In 1999, Bryce signed with San Diego music attorney, Rod Underhill and became the number one artist on mp3.com later that year.   In 2001, Bryce released his next CD, Bare Wire, and began touring again with his own band and with Iowa's own The Blue Band.  Bryce played festivals and successful venues like B.B. King's in Memphis and Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago.  The Blue Band also played venues in Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville, Denver and Keystone.  In early 2003, Bryce released Live At JM O'Malley's.  That same year, he also released The Janey's with his father, Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, BillyLee Janey.  He performed with The Janey's father/son team-up, as well as with his own band.   Bruce's influences include many artists ranging from Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix, Cream and The Band, in addition to many blues artists—Chicago style to Old Delta Robert Johnson.  He also has a great love for country and folk music and tries to combine these into a melting pot genre of his own version of rock ‘n' roll, county, and blues with a touch of acoustic ballads and R&B.  His voice likens Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and his guitar playing has been compared with Robert Cray and Buddy Guy.  Bryce's Newest  2010 release " Blues In My Soul" and (2001) reissue release" live at J.M. Omalley's, on new label Grooveyard Records, showcases his guitar work, Live and in the studio! Two Cd's full of killer blues guitar "riffage" with a powerhouse Band behind him, with soulful blues singing, old blues remakes, and new originals.



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Available Classes

Class NameClass DescriptionClass CategoryFeeClass LocationSchedule
Introduction to GuitarBring your guitar, or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00JacksonTuesday
3:45-4:45
Introduction to GuitarJoin the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out!music0.00HardingThursday
2:45pm-3:45pm
Introduction to GuitarJoin the fun of learning how to play the guitar! Master a few chords, learn a popular song, and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking, and the fun of playing in a group. Rock out! Bring your guitar, or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00Vernon, MarionThursday
3:00-4:00
Introduction to GuitarJoin the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group…Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music25.00Vernon, MarionThursday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Introduction to GuitarJoin the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy! music0.00HardingTuesday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Introduction to GuitarJoin the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy. music0.00Vernon, MarionThursday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Intro to GuitarJoin the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00Vernon, MarionThursday
3:00-4:00pm
Guitar ILearn to play the guitar with local blues musician Bryce Janey. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group. Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00MetroWednesday
12:45-1:45
Guitar 2Join the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00Vernon, MarionThursday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Guitar 1Join the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00MetroWednesday
12:45pm-1:45pm
Beginning GuitarJoin the fun of learning how to play the guitar! Students will enjoy learning a four chord popular song, learn basic chords, strumming patterns, picking, and how much fun it is to play in a group! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music40.00The Cave, CR in Arts ImaginariumTuesday
5:30pm-6:30pm
Intro to GuitarJoin the fun of learning how to play the guitar! Students will enjoy learning a four chord popular song; and along the way, learn basic chords, strumming patterns, picking, and how much fun it is to play in a group! Bring your guitar, or borrow one from The Cave.music40.00The Cave, CR in Arts ImaginariumMonday
1:00pm-2:00pm
Intermediate GuitarDo you know your chords? Are you playing some tunes? Let’s ramp it up a notch. Students will improve their techniques, broaden their song choices, and work with scales and barre chords. Together, we will play a popular song. Bring your own guitar or borrow one from a The Cave. Great performance and recording opportunities await at the end of class!music40.00The Cave, CR in Arts ImaginariumMonday
2:15pm-3:15pm
Intro to Guitar section 2Join the fun of learning how to play the guitar! Students will enjoy learning a four chord popular song; and along the way, learn basic chords, strumming patterns, picking, and how much fun it is to play in a group! Bring your guitar, or borrow one from the Academy.music40.00The Studio in Arts ImaginariumMonday
2:15pm-3:15pm
Beginning GuitarJoin the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00RooseveltTuesday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Guitar 1Join the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy. Students will also meet Thursdays to review without Bryce and take their skills to the next level! music0.00MetroWednesday
2:15pm-3:15pm
Beginning Guitar Professional musician Bryce Janey will conduct a structured, step-by-step approach to guitar in a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Students will learn basic guitar methods, chords and finger placement as well as beginning guitar songs. Bring your own acoustic guitar or borrow one of ours!music40.00Music and Arts StudioTuesday
4:30pm-5:30pm
Guitar 1Join the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00Vernon, MarionThursday
3:00pm-4:00pm
Guitar 1Join the fun of learning to play the guitar. Master a few chords and along the way learn strumming patterns, picking and the fun of playing in a group….Rock out! Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the Academy.music0.00MetroWednesday
2:15pm-3:15pm

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