February 5th, 2013

Janet Ryan Comes Back To Dallas

Janet and Her Straight Up Band will be coming back to Texas Poor Davids Pub Friday FEb 22nd in Dallas and Keys Lounge in Fort Worth Saturday Feb 23rd for a KNON Benefit

February 4th, 2013

New Janet Ryan CD and CD Release Party!

The new CD MAMA SOUL will be released April 16th with the CD Release Party at Theodores in Springfield MA on April 18th.

"After listening to Janet's recordings and watching her perform live, I truly believe that she is one of the stronger voices I've heard. Her delivery, diction and pitch is spot on! Looking forward to working with Janet Ryan and CSP Records."

Walter Stewart // Producer, Manager, Booking Consultant

"I've been doing this music thing for some time now. Once in a blue moon you find an artist that can burn it up in the studio and on stage. After listening to Janet Ryan's album I was really knocked out with her music so we traveled to Dallas to hear her live. I was completely blown away and she owned the stage, took the audience under control and brought them to their feet time after time. She certainly made a believer out of me and I'm so proud to be working with her in 2013."

Bill Wence // Bill Wence Promotions

"From the hills of Conway Mass, comes the soulful blues-drenched belting of Janet Ryan. Hers is one of those voices that stir deep inside before pushing their way out to the surface.She straddles R&B,blues and even roadhouse rock on a batch of songs that will rattle your insides and soothe your psyche.If she's good on record,she must be pure fire on a concert stage."

Mario Tarradel // Music Critic Dallas Morning News

"I'm Honored to be working with such a talented person,Janet Ryan,who has what it takes to become the GREAT LADY OF THE BLUES."

Glenn Friedman // The Music Umbrella

"Janet Ryan has one of the most soulful,expressive voices I've ever Heard. She projects on disc as if she's performing live right in front of you.It all adds up to one extraordinary talent."

Mark Pucci // Mark Pucci Media

"Janet Ryan has established herself as a force on the local live music scene. She is creating an amazing buzz with her live show. Her performances truly thrive on Ryan’s sass and attitude. Janet is writing original blues songs and singing them with a fiery passion."

Donnie Moorhouse // DJ and Springfield Union News columnist

"Janet has one of the most naturally compelling new voices I have heard during my listening to demos for the last five years! She doesn’t have the foggiest idea how to hold back…she gives the audience everything she has every night.” “there is not a better female voice in our area for rock and blues, not one person better. Her pitch is perfect and she does not know how to go halfway. She gives you everything she’s got every single time. It was supposed to be a cameo with my band in concert and it ended up lasting ten plus years. "

Roger Salloom // Songwriter and star of the award winning movie “So Glad I Made It, the Sage of Roger Salloom, America’s Best Unknown Songwriter”. Roger Salloom, nominated on the Grammy ballot in 20 categories the past three years.

"There’s a new girl in town making quite a stir on the blues scene."

Steve Walbridge // Blues Revue Magazine

"This is good stuff!”

Johnny Memphis // WRSI radio

"Janet your vocals are just AWESOME! I enjoyed working with you very much.”

Paul Osborn // Owner/Producer, Audio Dallas Recording Studio

"Janet Ryan is simply stunning. We have been waiting for a female singer/songwriter of this caliber to come into our musical world for the past 35 years.”

Jimmy and Connie Rogers // CSP Records


Janet Ryan

Janet Ryan is a recognizable name in Western Massachusetts. Janet developed a taste for the blues while living in Chicago, where she soaked up the blues in the juke joints of the Chicago north side for many years. Janet frequented the Blues clubs and hung out with Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows. She was invited to sit in with some great players. Janet also had the great honor of singing with Duke Ellington when she was only 16.

She brought her powerful blues presence to the East coast and earned her living performing throughout Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Janet performed at many venues including The Iron Horse Music Hall, the Pines Theater, the Pioneer Valley Blues Festival, the Peach Festival, the Splendor in the Grass Festival. After the release of her CD “Passion and Fire” and the CD “Wrapped up In Blue” Janet and her band Straight Up! exploded onto the club scene blowing the audiences away with their high energy rocking Blues music.

Janet Ryan blends the wailing voice of the blues with a unique soulful sound that takes her music to another level. In Janet’s singing and songwriting you can hear and feel the influence of Etta James and Janis Joplin, the blues of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells and the soul of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. Janet Ryan and Straight Up! Have shared the stage with or opened for John Hammond, Guitar Shorty, James Montgomery, Solomon Burke, Sherman Robertson, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, James Cotton, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Fliers, The Holmes Brothers, Johnny Winter, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sugar Ray and The BlueTones, Magic Dick and J. Geils, Monster Mike Welch, Chris Duarte, Dickey Betts, Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, Charles Neville, Roomful of Blues, Jeff Pitchell, Joe Moss and more.

In addition to delivering her passionate, belting vocal performances, Janet is the music teacher at Deerfield Elementary School and Conway Elementary School. She also was the Director of Vocal Music at Eaglebrook School of Deerfield, MA. Janet also teaches a select group of private students in her home in the hills of Conway, Massachusetts.

The latest installment of Janet’s journey took her to Texas in August, 2012. The owners of CSP Records were watching a documentary in which Janet sang a snippet of one of the songs she had written. When Janet opened her mouth and that huge voice of hers belted forth, the owner, Jimmy Rogers, sought her out finding her in Conway, Massachusetts. CSP Records brought her to Texas and Audio Dallas Recording Studio to record her soon to be released CD, “Mama Soul”. Janet wowed everyone in the studio with her powerful voice and comforting soulful personality.

This is one artist that everyone should see live. Janet grabs hold of a room and makes the audience hers. Her stage presence is invigorating and captivating. GO SEE JANET RYAN AND STRAIGHT UP!.


Top Audio Tracks

Mr. Misery

What Was I Thinking

First To Say Goodbye

Top Video Tracks

This Heart Of Mine
Out Of My Heart And Out Of My Head
Nothing Left To Lose But The Blues
All My Kisses
What I Like Best Is You
Take Your Shoes Off


Upcoming Gigs

Upcoming show and tour dates will change periodically. Check back frequently to stay up to date or download and print the current tour/show dates by clicking on the "download tour/shows" button below.



The Loft - Northampton, MA - January 5th

Recording at Audio Dallas - Dallas, TX - January 21st

PACC - South Hadley - January 26th


The Loft - Northampton, MA - February 16th

Recording at Audio Dallas - Dallas, TX - February 21st

Gig at Poor David'd Pub - Dallas, TX - February 22nd

Gig at Keys Lounge - Fort Worth, TX - February 23nd


NEW CD Release- April 16th

CD Release Party at Theodores Blues Booze and BBQ - Springfield, MA - April 18th


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