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Some days a musician gets ready for a gig, drives to the gig, stands around at the gig, and then the sound guy doesn’t show up so there is no gig. When that happens the standard protocol is to go home and drown your musician sorrows in whatever you like to drown in and seriously question what you’re doing with your life.
Other times, however, something entirely different happens and a folk-rapping, guitar-beating, violin-sawing duo is born. Jana and Anna chatted at the fateful non-gig and instantly discovered that the number of mutual interests they shared rivaled the volume of glitter at a Ke$ha show. For a couple of introverts who are more skilled at observing things happen than making things happen, the proactivity of it all had even them scratching their heads. They choose not to question it, and instead just started writing and gigging like the fiends they are.
A typical Jananna show will involve everything from original songs (ranging from straight up Americana to a hybrid of the folk-pop-rap genres they love so much) to unexpected cover tunes to bleeding all over guitar strings to daring the audience not to crack up at their awkwardness, humor, and charm.
Jananna’s chemical composition is Jana Pochop, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Anna Harris, a violinist and songwriter native to Austin. They often fight over whose name goes first in their bio (“You go first.” “No, you go first.”), but other than that they get along pretty well.
In equation form, Jananna = (Ecreative * A2) ^ N
That is, Jananna is equal to collective creative energy (Ecreative), times the awkward constant squared (A2), all raised to the nerd power (N).