Weather the Storm
Janet Saadian is becoming a growing presence in the Washington D.C. area's acoustic singer/songwriter scene. Her songwriting evokes a familiar 'I've been there, too' feeling, especially from a woman's perspective. Her debut CD 'Weather the Storm' chronicles real life events and periods of personal growth from love lost to love found and personal strength and growth. Often compared with favorites Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Suzy Boguss, Janet has been performing in the Washington area both solo and as a member of the popular groups 'Full House' and 'Bugleweed'. Her song 'Virginia' was selected as a semi-finalist in the State of Virginia's search for a new state song. Janet has appeared at many popular venues including the Fort Hunt Park Concert Series, Crystal City Waterpark, Northern Virginia Folk Festival, Herndon Festival, Locust Shade, Java Shack, Borders Books, Fredericksburg Songwriters Showcase, Coffeehouse 10 (FCAC Channel 10, Fairfax VA) and Arlington County Cable TV. Janet has been influenced musically by some great singer/songwriters such as Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Paul Simon, Janis Ian, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Ian and Sylvia, Nanci Griffith, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell. Neil Young and Bob Dylan, to name a few. Janet's debut CD 'Weather the Storm' produced by Bias Recording Studio's Heidi Gerber features 10 original tunes and two of Janet's personal favorites ranging from the upbeat and fun 'Pray for Rain' to a deeply personal 'Casualties of War'. The album hosts an outstanding list of supporting musicians including Paul Bell (guitar, dobro, arrangements); Robbie Magruder (drums); Wade Matthews (bass); John Jennings (Hammond Organ, percussion); Heidi Gerber (bass, background vocals); Charie Pilzer (upright bass); Casey O'Neal (pedal steel); Akira Otsuka (mandolin); and Mike Griffith (percussion). Includes 10 originals original tunes including the popular She's Scared and I Want to Be in Love. Weather the Storm also features two of Janet's personal favorites: a rolicking version of Gillian Welch's Tear My Stillhouse Down and Tom Campbell and Steve Gillette's sentimental Darcy Farrow. 'Weather the Storm' can be heard on radio stations around the the world. It was recently featured as CD of the week at a radio station in Holland. The album will move you through a spectrum of emotions ranging from the upbeat and 'out of control' 'Pray for Rain' to a deeply personal 'Casualties of War'