TWENTIES: Strong vocals and accurate observations of millennials facing adulthood peppered with humor and catchy rhythm make Jane Ellen Bryant one to watch.
“Twenties” music video directed by Jordan Haro, “Make That Call” footage provided by Gary Fortin, Road To Austin
According to her producer Frenchie Smith (Jet, Santana and The Toadies), “Of the bands I’ve personally gotten record deals/agents/management etc. in the past…Jane is fundamentally the most important artist I’ve met.”
The EP will be released on Friday, July 8 along with a release party that evening at Lambert’s located at 401 W 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701. The release party will feature headliners Emily Bell and the Talkbacks and Eric Burton. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. and Jane will perform at 10:30 p.m. Pease see below for more information on Jane and the making of Twenties.
From the press Release:
Born and bred in Austin, Jane has a sound that is raw and infectious, and all the while inviting and warm. Her new EP, Twenties, delves into that strange, uncertain time in all of our lives when we are young, confused, yet excited for the unknown future; Jane’s music perfectly captures that feeling of adolescent bliss and ambivalence that resonates so well with younger generations, and at the same time, reminds older generations of that period in their lives that has already passed, but can be remembered fondly. Her music defines an experience that we all collectively go through, and delivers it in such a bold and powerful manner. It was this unapologetic fearlessness that attracted the attention of producer Frenchie Smith.
Although only twenty-five, Jane is no stranger to the music industry. She graduated with a vocal performance degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) in 2013, and went on to release her Americana album “Hourglass,” which debuted at #11 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. The album caught the attention of American Songwriter, who debuted the title track music video. The album has since received hundreds of thousands of streams and downloads. Not to mention that Jane has shared the stage with numerous music legends throughout her short career; she has played with Ian McLagan and Alejandro Esconvedo, opened for Texas favorites like Joe Ely and Bob Schneider, and toured as a band member of ATX’s up-and-comer Max Frost, while he was on the road with Fitz and the Tantrums. Jane recently appeared in the bonus features of the Road to Austin documentary, singing and performing Stephen Bruton’s song, “Make That Call,” with world class musicians such as David Grissom and Cindy Cashdollar.