Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More praise for the Banner!

Peter Holsapple arguably gave me my start as a singer, inviting me to New Orleans to sit in with him and all the Continental Drifters to give proof through the night (10 songs worth) at the Howlin' Wolf on Leap Day 2000. I owe them all so much. Their belief in me really helped me to make the leap from artist enabler to Artist.

Today, Peter posted his reaction to my Banner on facebook.

"May I please recommend this moving take on The Star Spangled Banner by my friend Janine Nichols? Unlike anything I've heard before. I felt an hour pass in two minutes. Thank you Janine."

Thank YOU, Peter!

Have you heard the Banner yet? https://soundcloud.com/janine-nichols-semi-free/star-spangled-banner

Sunday, February 23, 2014

#IRespectMusic

Get in the groove, specifically the movement to get musicians paid performance royalties for radio play. Because as many times as you've heard Aretha sing Respect on the radio, the Queen of Soul was never paid a dime for a single play. It's not right, and it's not that way around the world. Read all about it. Sign the petition here. Do it yourselfie!