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Janet Robbins was born in Nashville, Tennessee into a musical family. At 5 she began playing piano, rocking her Dr. Suess songbook, and soon began to tour the neighborhood with a friend performing their own songs and commercials. She gained critical acclaim for her role as a piece Oscar Mayer bacon in a frying pan, which may have led to her becoming a vegetarian. Janet's childhood love of bugs and consequent building of much needed bug hospitals, was a foreshadowing of her later love and nurturing of animals, particularly the multitude of Siberian Huskies she lives with.
She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, playing in bands before finding her compositional voice through the creation of atmospheric soundscapes, incorporating her vocal and instrumental talents as well as the many diverse cultural influences she has absorbed from her world travels. This new musical direction led to the release of her 3 CD series, Carrying the Bag of Hearts Interpreting the Birth of Stars. She is currently working on her next CD project and is the featured vocalist on Chris Armstrong's upcoming second CD in the Spaceage Furniture Music series.
Janet's music has been described as "moody, laconic, enticing, sometimes baffling," possessing a "dark beauty and symphonic grandeur." Her music is "visual," "cinematic," "like a rich and sultry warm chocolate bath, but with surprise flecks of garam masala and chunks of ginger to awaken the senses." Her voice, "hauntingly beautiful" and can "stir an achingly sad memory" or "transport you to temples of the goddess." Her compositions "intoxicate and enliven the heart and mind." Janet Robbins draws on her rich musical heritage to weave sonic tales of "magic and mysticism." She is like a musical spirit guide. Follow her and she will lead you on an enriching and captivating journey: "excellent and fair."