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Mississippi Valley Blues Festival  Davenport, IA 2012

Bryce Janey began his career at the age of 13 in his hometown of Marion, IA in a family blues-rock trio called The Janeys and played regionally and nationally from Chicago to Los Angeles. They shared the stage with many Chicago artist and national acts, including Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Johnny Winter, and Elvin Bishop. Bryce has even performed onstage with Kenny Neal, Buddy Guy, Tab Benoit, and including the  late great "Queen of the Blues" Koko Taylor. While still in The Janeys, Bryce began a solo career and released his first CD, Practice What You Preach in 1995. Since then, he has released many more CDs, most of which have gained national attention including a five star rating from Blues Access magazine, as well as stellar reviews from Blues Revue and Living Blues. Since 2011, Bryce has released four solo electric CD's on Grooveyard Records (Rochester,NY) featuring his outstanding blues/rock guitar slinger riffs and original songs. Bryces albums have been described ed as ā€¯Phenomenal, top-shelf, world-class, soul-powered, retro-70s bluesy heavy guitar with 'six string mojo' that truly delivers on all levels of greatness," and that "this is Bryce Janey's finest hour and he stands tall in the supreme blues/rock guitar world." Joe Romagnola, President of Grooveyard Records, recommends Janey to fans of Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Billy Gibbons & ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, SRV & Doyle Bramhall II.  Bryce won the Iowa Blues Challenge in 2011, and in 2012 was an IBC Semi-Finalist in Memphis,TN. Bryce has performed at many Major Festivals and clubs over the years including: B.B.Kings in Memphis,TN, Blues Excreta Club Chicago,IL,  Kansas City Jazz & Blues Festival, Beal Street Blues Fest, Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest(Chicago Blues Fest 1990), Ribfest-Fort Wayne, IN and the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in 2012. Bryce's latest Electric CD Delta Road(2015) is available now on Grooveyard Records and his latest acoustic self-release "Organic Man" 2016 is out now. Bryce is currently performing and booking tour dates for 2017.