No Place to Land
Released in 1992 on CD and cassette, this recording contains twelve original songs ranging from driving country-rock to tender love ballads. This album was recorded at David Lange Studios in Edgewood, WA and produced by Carper and Lange, featuring Carper's vocals, guitars and mandolin. Studio backup includes several of the Northwest's top musicians, including bassists Dan Mohler and Cary Black, percussionist Dave Heath and guitarist John Morton. Other contributing musicians and vocalist are Heidi Muller, TR Ritchie, Renee Redeker, Paul Elliott, Dan Maher, Lisa Theo and Orville Johnson. 'Carper really comes into her own on this clean well produced and arranged album. ...An excellent album of original songs, superbly executed.' - Chris Lunn - Victory Review 'If I were to start a record label, featuring intelligent country pop with a newgrass flavor, I'd head straight to Seattle and sign singer/songwriter/guitarist Janis Carper in a heartbeat. Carper works the same fertile ground broken by Kathy Mattea: classy, concise, meaningful songs, handsomely sung and supported by a tasteful mix of acoustic instruments.' - The Performing Songwriter 'Carper has all the ingredients and knows how to mix them. Her style and songs vary from folk, rock, country, blues and swing with enough air to let her soaring vocals breathe beautifully and let her melodies shine. She has the grit and growl of Patty Larkin and the country-rock twang of Mary-Chapin Carpenter.' -Dirty Linen.