Janet Lund Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Player
After playing the guitar since I was 8 years old, one day not long after turning 30 my hands completely crashed! I entered 5 years of chronic pain. The pain was so bad I couldn’t play my guitar at all. Lots of tears were cried during those 5 years. I was so afraid that I would never play again.
However, while my hands were on hiatus I was greatly blessed with a surprise. I discovered, with the help of a friend, that I could write songs! We started writing songs together and then I started writing my own using recorders to capture the tune and carefully writing down the words on paper. My friend and I ended up doing a few concerts together and recording a CD. Some of the songs on the CD are used in church services today. This was awesome, but I still missed playing my guitar.
A couple years later my family and I moved to Boise. I kept writing my own songs. After five years of many doctors, physical therapists, castings, and lots of pain medication, with no more clarity than before, my hands slowly improved. One day my husband suggested I try playing my guitar again. Grudgingly I gave it a try. (I had been disappointed so many times before I didn’t think I could take it another time.) I got out my guitar and played it a little bit. It didn’t hurt quite like before so I played a few minutes more. Over time I built up the strength in my hands so I could play longer and then finally, without pain medication. I still deal with chronic pain daily but playing the guitar doesn’t seem to aggravate it the way many other things do.
I thank God daily for this gift. Out of total joy and gratefulness I now write songs of hope and encouragement. My goal is to inspire others to hang in there no matter what the challenge. You just never know what’s around the bend.
Some of my songs are humorous about crazy family relationships and also the daily challenges of ADHD, while other songs are lighthearted about friendships and coffee. I also have written songs about my pets and a special song for the Idaho Humane Society.
My music is very family friendly and is an easy listening mix of country/folk and blues. I have two albums available on i-Tunes at this time.
You can contact me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org , Janet Lund Music on FB or @janetlundmusic on twitter.