ABOUT JANA POCHOP
Jana Pochop (the ‘h’ is still silent) hails from the culturally rich Albuquerque, NM, and she began her vastly diverse career as an independent singer-songwriter when, as a child, she asked for a drum kit and her parents got her a guitar instead.
Her instinct for deep grooves and poignant lyrics are obvious on her most recent musical offerings, "Money & Heart" and “Lightning,” singles released in 2017, and her 2014 EP Throats Are Quarries.
Jana's recordings combine her gifts; lyrics that are as fearless as they are vulnerable, as skeptical as they are hopeful – woven into beautiful and fully fleshed arrangements; they affirm that she’s got one foot firmly planted in the grassy-rootsy folk genre while the other stomps around the pop world like a boss.
Jana has allied with many of the central Texas music makers like Terri Hendrix, Susan Gibson, and Kiya Heartwood. She has gotten a lot of ‘in the field’ experience by traveling with Gibson as agent / tour manager / documentarian over their 8 years of working together, and Jana has toured everywhere from Seattle to Sweden with Gibson.
In 2016, Pochop joined Kiya Heartwood’s band on electric guitar and toured Ireland and the U.K., playing Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh and The Isle of Wight. She performs in Teas and beyond as part of the songwriter pop trio The Homeslippers as well as solo.
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“Jana Pochop is a dynamic writer, singer and guitar player….With a uniquely original voice and a driving right hand rhythm style, she delivers a powerful solo show. With a totally honest approach, Jana writes lyrics that she had to have lived through”. – Lloyd Maines
“Rare is the recording that captures an artist reaching the top of her game both lyrically and musically at the same time, but that’s what Jana has on her hands here. Her words cut to the heart of inspiration as easily as an inked needle pierces the skin– the former leaving the same indelible mark as the latter. Quite simply, Throats Are Quarries is a brilliant work of art.” – Drew Kennedy
“Pochop proves she doesn’t need a GPS to navigate clear of streets jammed with fellow female singer/songwriters who lack her drive, vision and literary insights.” – Austin inSITE Magazine
JANA POCHOP'S AWARDS
- 2009 Kerrville Folk Festival Ballad Tree Selected Regional Performer
- 2009 Texas Songwriters Serenade Contest Semi-Finalist
- 2010 Texas Songwriters Serenade Contest Finalist