JANET O'CONNOR: Someone Else KnowsAbout the artist: Janet O'Connor's original songs change the world - if only for a moment - by making it a more comfortable place to be. She invokes the wishes of our collective unconscious and confronts life's ugliest monsters, such as addiction and mental illness, with brave simplicity. Raised by folks who still go to the cellar for food instead of the store, Janet creates songs that offer a reminder of how unencumbered life can be.
New to San Antonio, Texas, Janet is a firmly established performer in Corpus Christi and the coastal bend. She's played at the Executive Surf Club and CafÃ© Calypso in Corpus Christi and has been a regular favorite at the Port Aransas Songwriter's Showcase for ten years. She has also performed at Hyde Park Unplugged in Austin and at San Antonio's Urban Campfires. She has opened for nationally recognized songwriters Christine Albert, Michael McNevin, and Steve Seskin (writer of "Don't Laugh at Me"). Janet has also played live on KEDT-FM's "Some-Call-it-Folk." Having taken a sabbatical to concentrate on raising teenagers and writing songs, Janet has now returned to the stage to promote her first CD release: Someone Else Knows.
Janet holds a performance degree in classical guitar from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi and is a folksinger at heart. She is an able guitarist who's intricate accompaniment supports a comfortable voice which has a color of its own: strong, tender and personal. You don't just hear it. You feel it.
About the CD: Someone Else Knows is a mostly accoustic collection of mostly original songs offering comfort, hope, healing and growth. Janet sings of gaining strength through adversity ("Whitebark") and about growing younger and older at the same time ("When I'm a Girl Again"). She sings about how doing the easy thing can be harder in the long run("Ain't it Hard") and about the miracle of being born again ("Lazarus"). Inspired by the female pooper scoopers in Utah's Pioneer Day Parade, Janet sings about a young girl who trades in her make up and designer clothes for barn yard boots ("Agricultural Girl"). "The Right thing to Say" and "Best of All" remind us of the power of asking our children for forgiveness when we are less than perfect and of making sure they know we love them. "We Are Each Others' Angels" needs no explanation. Full of poetry and metaphor, Janet's music often offers added meaning with each listen, means different things to different people, or means different things to the same people at different times. Someone Else Knows is a safe, and soulful journey for people of any faith.
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1. For the Best Now
2. Someone Else Knows
4. The Right Thing to Say
5. Ain't it Hard
6. Agricultural Girl
8. Best of All
10. When I'm a Girl Again
12. We Are Each Others' Angels