Jan Krist and Jim Bizer hail from Detroit, justly famous as Motown, but home to myriad musical influences. They met and made music together while still in their teens. On their own they have each garnered acclaim as songwriters and performers. Now, Jim and Jan have joined forces in a fun and formidable duo where the sum is greater than the already substantial parts.
With “Influence”, their first CD as a duo, Jan and Jim pay homage to their roots, reflecting the music of their hometown and Midwest U.S.A. Their songs range from heartfelt to hilarious - sometimes both at once. Lush harmonies, intelligent and insightful lyrics, plenty of groove - and at the heart is the profound respect and playful interaction Jim and Jan share with their listeners. It’s not surprising that, between the two of them, their accomplishments have been recognized by The Great American Song Contest, Detroit Music Awards, New Folk (Kerrville Folk Festival, TX) and NewSong Festival (WV).
Jan and Jim are in pre-production for new recordings to be released in mid-2013.