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Jannecke was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. She has been in the music industry for over 20 years. In that time she has spent most of it performing with her father, the legendary Helge Nilsen, in Norway. She played anywhere from small town halls for 300 to larger concert halls for 3-5000 on a regular basis. Country music is in her blood! She is most influenced by her favorite artists Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Allison Krauss and LeeAnn Womack. She moved to Canada 3 years ago with her husband who is from Saskatoon where she is continuing to expand and grow her career. Jannecke has the classic country voice, with a very distinctive tone. She was recently discovered by a top producer in Nashville who invited her down to Nashville to record a 4 track EP, utilizing multi award winning musicians and studios, with amazing results. Along with that exciting progression, Jannecke is enjoying performing and developing her fan base locally and regionally. She has recently performed at the SCMA Showcase as well as a Top 4 performing finalist for The Next Big Thing contest in Regina, and The Country at the Creek festival in Big River. She is scheduled to play Hillbilly Boogie festival in Kenaston Aug long weekend, the Norwegian Pavilion at Saskatoon’s Folkfest and the Wounded Warrior Weekend in Nipiwin on the 26th of Aug, with more dates soon to follow!
Her band is made up of Saskatchewan’s finest musicians and vocalists. Her drummer is Hal Schrenk, arguably one of Canada’s best drummers! Matt Strawson on Lead Guitar, well known for his craft! Kim Krivoshein on Bass, one of the industries busiest and best bass players. Mike Nantz on keys and steel guitar, all the way from Nashville, Tn who has played with Mark Chesnutt among others! Greg Kryworuchka on Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo and backup vocals, who has played with Electric Cattle Company and Dixie Highway most recently! Finally Catherine Lewans on acoustic and back up vocals, who has been the SCMA Female Vocalist of the year winner and nominee. Jannecke is very excited to share her stage and spotlight with these amazing and talented players all in the name of entertaining her fans and putting on a great show!
Jannecke has just recently received her mastered songs back from her Nashville producer and has released the first single off that EP called “The Back Row” . So far CJWW has added the song, XM 105.3 in Whitecourt, CKBI Prince Albert as well as CJRV Melfort with promises from other radio stations both Provincially and Nationally. Her following release will be a classic country tribute song called “Daddy’s Old Records” which we are expecting big things from! You can hear both singles on her website as well as her reverbnation profile page.
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