There's something about growing up poor in Appalachia that brings out the music in one's soul, and Dorothy Jane is no exception. Dorthy Jane's childhood was spent on a tobacco farm in Northeastern Kentucky, where she shared a small four-room house with her parents, brother and two sisters. With an old wood stove for heat and no running water, her family knew their share of hardships.
Music was a very important part of Dorothy Jane's life from a very early age. It provided not only a way to release her innermost feelings, but also an escape from the hardships of poverty and life on the farm. Through her music and her voice, Dorothy Jane takes the listener deep into her experiences and emotions.
Though she's come a long way from the hardscrabble farm life of her childhood, the people and mountains of Appalachia will always be a part of who she is. Dorothy Jane still enjoys performing for a diverse range of audiences – from clubs and bars to community churches and local festivals – and she has never turned down a charity event. For Dorothy Jane it's not just about making it big, but connecting with people through her music.