Promo Quotes


"Janet Ryan and Straight Up - "Wrapped in Blue" - Writing original blues songs and singing them with a fiery passion, Janet Ryan has established herself as a force on the local live music scene. The band captures much of their live vibe with this 10 song disc. The band is rounded out by some guest horn and harp performances but truly thrives on Ryan's sass and attitude."
Donnie Moorhouse, DJ, and Springfield Union News columnist

"Janet has one of the most naturally compelling new voices I have heard during my listening to demos for the last 5 years! And she doesn't have the foggiest idea how to hold back...she gives the audience everything she has every night.
Roger Salloom, Songwriter


"CD is quite good"
"There's a new girl in town making quite a stir on the blues scene."
Steve Walbridge, talent booker, writer for Blues Revue Magazine, and WRNX DJ...


Janet and her band are creating an amazing buzz with their live show and debut CD"
Donnie Moorhouse, Springfield, MA, Union-News and WRNX DJ...


"This is good stuff!"
Johnny Memphis, Music Director/DJ WRSI radio, 93.9 FM...


"High Energy Rockin' Blues..."
Sean O'Mealy, Program Director/DJ WRSI radio, 93.9 FM...


"A fine band!"
"I like your CD!"
Diana Shonk, Publisher/Editor in Chief, Blues Audience magazine, and DJ...


"Disc is very impressive!"
"Infectious grooves"
Gary Carra, Valley Advocate newspaper...


"Dynamic performer with a strong voice and an ace backing band"
"Music rooted in the blues, with a strong rock edge"
Sheryl Hunter, Greenfield, MA, Recorder...


"You have a very impressive voice"
James Heflin, Valley Advocate...


"You guys sound great!"
George Lenker, Springfield Newspapers...


" I would recommend you for any gig..."
Darlene Smith-Ash, Bravo Magazine...


" Your voice knocks me out"
Ken Hinton, DJ, WTCC 90.7 FM...