Hello Everyone,

So stoked to have received 4 Music Nova Scotia nominations! Thanks so much! Excited to be playing a couple of times that weekend in Truro (Nov 2-5,see ‘shows’ section)

I just got back from a trip to Toronto. Had a great time doing the ‘Four Chords and the Truth’ Songwriter show at the Dakota Tavern; also had some great media opportunities, some meetings and a little bit of writing. Next week I’m off for a quick road trip. I’ll be making a couple of stops in New Brunswick enroute to a show in Quebec City opening for my friend Guy Belanger. Then it’s off to Nashville for a couple weeks of writing and promotion with a quick stop in Toronto on the way to shoot some videos. Then it’s back for a solo show at our beloved Halifax venue, The Carleton.

We’re also gearing up to release some new singles this fall, including my version of the the song I had in the TV show “Nashville”, “I Can’t Remember Never Loving You”. Some friends of mine are working on it in Nashville this week; adding a Pedal steel overdub, then mixing and mastering. We’re hoping to get it out in late October.

Thanks very much for listening and spreading the word about “Yes Man” Please keep it going! Also, a big thanks to all of the media and radio folks who have been supporting the project.

You can order physical CDs or the digital versions by clicking on the tabs next to the album cover(s). I’m always happy to sign CDs before I put them in the mail. Just hit me up on social media right after you make your purchase!

Retail locations stocking the CD are: Windsor Home Hardware, The Box of Delights bookshop, all Taz locations, New Scotland Emporium, Renegade Records and The Market.

Please take a minute and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep in touch. You can always email me if you have any questions…or just want to say hello.
Thanks for stopping by,

“Can’t Remember Never Loving You”, co-written by Ian Janes and Byron Hill, was featured in the mid-season finale of the CMT TV show “Nashville”.

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biophoto2014Ian Janes is one of the best songwriters from the East Coast, like, ever…- Bob Mersereau

“Yes Man est le fruit d’un artiste en pleine possession de ses moyens.”
(“Yes Man is the fruit of an artist in full possession of his means.”)
– Journal de Montreal

A confident, and soulful record, Yes Man creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.

The first single from the album, “Broken Record”, has been receiving regular play from CBC, Clic Franco, Sirius XM, and Stingray radio, and has kept Ian busy with interviews and in-studio performances.

This record is packed with great musical performances including: drummers John O’Reilly Jr. (Fun, Mandy Moore, Jason Mraz) and Jano Rix (Zack Brown Band, The Wood Brothers, Buddy Miller), bassist Nicholas D’Amato (Lizz Wright) and pedal steel from Russ Pahl (Elton John, Ray Lamontagne, John Hiatt). As usual Ian contributed all lead vocals, guitars and plenty of his own background vocals along with appearances from some of his favourite singers: Muzz Marshall, Reeny Smith and Owen Lee.

Maclean’s magazine named Ian one of 100 Canadians to watch, he has performed on the nationally televised ‘East Coast Music Awards’ show, CBC Radio’s ‘Canada Live’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. He has been nominated for 5 ECMA awards to date and won ‘record of the year” and the Music Nova Scotia Awards. His songs have been featured in Thom Fitzgerald’s internationally acclaimed film, The Event; CBC-TV drama, North/South; the Anchor Bay Entertainment picture, Hiding and the hit U.S Series “Nashville”

With Yes Man, Janes continues his pattern of consistently creating music with depth and musicality. Through every track you can clearly hear the confidence and individuality that comes from experience, combined with the fire and vitality of an artist at the top of his game.

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