Alt. Country/Americana/Folk Blues/Celtic/Anglicana.
As featured in The Musician’s Atlas, The Nashville Scene, Americana UK, The Village Voice, The Sunday Times (UK), Time Out NY and NOW Toronto
Along the way opening for The Be Good Tanyas, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, Odetta, Ferron, Rosalie Sorrels, Steve Earle, and also in the rhythm section opening for Ray Charles.
Independent Music Awards
WINNER Alt. Country Album of the year 2008. People's Choice Award
Top 3 Albums of the year 2008
CMR Nashville, UK. Hosted by Gail Comfort.
National Folk Alliance Official Artist, Memphis 2008
International Bluegrass Music Awards, Nashville 2008
Brooklyn Arts Council September 11th 'Memorial Sing', NYC 2009
'The Real Deal' Songwriter's Masters Stage Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, NY 2009.
Brooklyn Country Music Hall of Fame (Inductee) Award 2009
WINNER New Jersey Folk Festival Singer Songwriter 2007
TOP 10 Folk Albums (Village Voice 2006)
WINNER New Orleans City Life Singer/Songwriter 2005
2009 saw two UK Festival Tours, including Glastonbury Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week(Kent), Moor Fest (Yorkshire) and Bideford Folk Festival(Devon). The Sunday Times (London) feature 'Hoe down in the Home Counties' explores UK Americana artists such as Jan Bell and other British musicians and presenters. To see writer Tim Cooper's exploration of 'Anglicana', visit PRESS.
Based in Brooklyn, NYC. Jan Bell was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, and moved to America on her own at nineteen. You can hear traces of songs from the old country, rare pearls from the American folk tradition, and Jan's unique voice bringing both sides of the Atlantic together.
In 2009 she played Festival stages from Grey Fox to Glastonbury and took part in a tribute album to EC Ball, singing alongside Samantha Parton and Jolie Holland.
Jan plays NYC on a regular basis with the Maybelles, and also her alt. country band(see Gigs). You can catch her solo shows on tour in the UK every Summer.