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Janet Emma & Seven West: News

What a line up! - July 11, 2016

Kevin Dudley, Gantt Mann Kushner, Michael Andre Aubin & Patrick Thornton?  Are you kidding me?  You'd better hold on.  gonna be a shindig!

FAVA POT Food Truck brings kabobs & vegetarian delights!  Cash bar opens 6:30!

Come see & tell us whatcha think of the new line up, new songs, new juju.  We're excited to be back to it.  We've missed you.

Hey, real life happens.  Sometimes we have to tend to it, or to family...but music is always here..waiting to be sung & played & enjoyed.  Can't wait to share it with YOU.

Tix here!

Janet Emma & The Boys in the Seven West Bunkhouse

Boy Oh Boy!! - April 27, 2013

Walt Wilkins & the Mighty Mystiqueros are back in the Blue Ridge foothills and sharing the stage w/ Janet Emma & Seven West featuring David Kitchen, Angus Mackay, Robbie Magruder, Ariel Francis & Colin Thompson.  Janet Emma & the fellas are joined harmony angels Jill Barnes & Susan Gaeta too bring you a soulful, heart expanding, bootie shakin' good time!  May 31st, ya'll.  Barns of Rose Hill in the lovely Berryville, VA.  We can't wait.  Getcher tickets while you still can.

New line up for Janet Emma & Seven West Debuts July 3rd in Waterford! - May 24, 2011

Welcome Bill Williams (Last Train Home, Jelly Roll Mortals, Kevin Johnson & the Lineman), David Kitchen (David Kitchen, Thrillbillies), Angus McKay (Atomic Swing Club), and Daniel Schwartz (Grandsons, Sir Alan & the Ponzi Schemers, One Horse Town) to the Seven West stage!

Don't miss the debut performance of the new and incredible line up of this Wammie nominated group on Sunday, July 3rd at 6 pm in the Village of Waterford for the bestest Independence Celebration around.  Bring an ample dish to share and expect to dig in to all kinds of delicious homemade entrees and desserts!  Coolers, blankets, chairs welcome.  Hay bales and GOOD TIMES provided!


VOTE for STAINED GLASS HEART on the Alternate Roots' national song contest! - July 17, 2010

Folks, the third track on Ghostfields, titled Stained Glass Heart, co-written w/ long time friend Ellis Paul, is part of a song contest, and I'd LOVE your vote!

Votes are pouring in, so I need yours NOW!  I thank you from the bottom of my stained glass heart!  ;)


La la la...

janet   :)

The Americana Stage comes back to LIFE! - June 3, 2010

If you were ever lucky enough to attend a show at the 100 seat venue in Old Town Leesburg, Virginia in the late 90's, then you already know what the heart of this thing is about.  The Americana Stage no longer occupies a fixed address, but that isn't stopping us from bringing you some of the finest regional and national talent on the scene.  Why drive to the Birchmere, the State Theatre or Iota every single time you want to catch a great show?  We LOVE those venues, but we also know it's tough to get into town for those of us out here in the sticks.

The Americana Stage presents "Saturday Night's Live", a new series of live roots and original concerts by artists you'd expect to pay bigger bucks, and drive much farther, to see and hear!  And we're doing it in the comfortable, casual environment of our hometown "roadhouse", The Beautiful South!

See for schedule and details!

THREE Wammie Nominations! - December 20, 2009

There is no greater honor than to have a few of the folks who DO what we strive to do recognize a project or accomplishment. It is at once humbling and validating, and more importantly for me, a kick in the pants to keep working! We are grateful, honored, and humbled to have been nominated for Washington Area Music Association Awards (Wammies) in three categories for the project Ghostfields:

Country Recording of the Year
Country Female Vocalist
Debut Recording of the Year

Songs from Ghostfields are all available to hear right HERE on the website!

If you should feel so inclined, we who put our hearts into this labor of love would be honored to have your vote! Deadline for voting is January 7th, 2010. If you are already a WAMA Member, then you KNOW how much your membership means to the DC area music community! If not, you may join for just $35. Your membership goes to aide musicians from all walks of life towards education and opportunity.

Thanks to each member who felt Ghostfields worthy of this recognition. We are humbled to be recognized amongst such tremendous talent and accomplishment. Walt and Tina Wilkins, The Mystiqueros, Ron Flynt, Oasis, Ellis Paul, Danny Knicely, Jon Carroll, Austin Cunningham, Michael Lille, Mo Roderick, and Liz Weaver all deserve the credit for believing and walking with me. God Bless you all. Coudn't have done it without every one of you.

Habitat for Humanity Video! - November 25, 2009

Janet Emma is delighted to have been invited to sing on a rendition, by special permission from the man himself, of Pete Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer" produced by Jon Carroll for the new video to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Jon and Mary Ann Redmond are joined vocally by Janet Emma Garbe, Desi and Ken Farren, Gloria and Jimmy Gaudreau, and Stuart Martin for this rich and compelling performance to compliment The Lincoln Studio's video project.

Watch and listen at

Then grab a hammer and jump in!

Don't forget to nominate your favs for the Wammies! - July 28, 2009

A promoter in New Zealand has arranged to purchase 100 copies of Ghostfields, and will promote to at least 15 Americana radio shows in NZ in the coming months! How exciting! We will follow up with a mailing to Americana radio in November, and we'll let you know where and when you can start asking for songs from Ghostfields!

Here's a blurb about Ghostfields...

"A hauntingly beautiful, hip and rockin' collection of 8 originals, 3 penned by friends Walt Wilkins and Kevin Welch, and a rousing rendition of Gram Parson's "Luxury Liner", GHOSTFIELDS, promises to deliver a dose of soulful songwriting, country rock, blues and bluegrass undertones, all masterfully layed down by Austin musicians (the band on this record) The Mystiqueros and some VERY FINE guests. Ellis Paul, Jon Carroll, Michael Lille, Austin Cunningham, Tina Mitchell Wilkins, Corby Schaub, Ron Flynt, and Walt Wilkins are a few of the reasons you don't want to let this one get by without a serious listen. All the gorgeous promotional photos for the project were shot by the gifted and inspired Manon "Mo" Roderick! Liz Weaver of Paprika Creative designed and created the CD cover. Wow. Amazing. You can find them both on our "Friends" page!"

You can pick up a copy NOW at and by all means, please leave a REVIEW of your very own!
Look for news of how you can request songs from GHOSTFIELDS soon!

Big thanks to all of YOU from Janet Emma & Seven West!!

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