PRESS 

QUOTES 

“Wilson makes her hooks resonate, giving Wakin’ Up a sense of rousing affirmation.” – M Music & Musicians Magazine [ read review ] 

“Wilson’s voice is ridiculous on the new CD. That is, ridiculous in a good way. Just gorgeous. Holy hell.” – David Furst – WAMU’s Metro Connection 

“…a very impressive record. Take those early Lucinda Williams/Norah Jones/kd lang CDs out of your changers and put this one in, now!” 
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere 

“This stellar collection finds Janine wakin’ up to a rockin’ sound that combines all the best of her blues and soul chops. Fans from previous discs won’t have any trouble getting on board the new sound.” Buzz McLain, writer for Playboy 

REVIEWS 

Washington Examiner’s review of Wakin’ Up 
“To Wilson’s credit, she infuses just enough passion into her vocals without taking them over the top. Instead the lyrics…are told in poignant, genuine tones.”
[ read review ] 

The Washington Post’s review of “Save Me From Myself” 
“. . .creative reinterpretation combined with outspoken delivery is precisely what makes Wilson so enchanting.”
[ read review ] 

The Washington Post’s review of “The Blue Album” 
“The Blue Album is one of the best albums from a D.C artist” 

The Legal Times 
“Grab D.C. singer Janine Wilson’s CD, “The Blue Album,” and send it to most everyone in your rolodex.” 

Music Monthly 
“She is a force with which to be reckoned.” 

The Washington Post 
“poignant and seductive . . . ” 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES 

DISCOGRAPHY 

2010 Wakin’ Up 
2005 Save Me From Myself 
2000 The Blue Album 
Hungry for Music – A Holiday Feast Volumes II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII 
Tom Lucas – Two Cent Opera – backing vocals 
A Month of Sundays – backing vocals 
Ben Dixon – Bohemian Kings (edgimo records, 2001) 
Ben Dixon – Silk & Cotton (edgimo records, 2002) 
Americana Motel – backing vocals 

WASHINGTON AREA MUSIC AWARDS 

2010 Album of the Year, Roots Rock Album, Song of the Year, Album Design 
2005 Roots Rock Vocalist, Roots Rock Recording 
2003 Blues Vocalist 
2000 Blues Vocalist, Blues Recording, Debut Album 

SONGWRITING AWARDS 

Dallas Songwriting Contest 2011 
It Should Be Me – 2nd Place in the Pop/Rock/Alt/R&B category 

26th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 
It Should Be Me – Winner in the Rock/Alternative Category 
Wakin’ Up in Texas – Honorable Mention in the Rock/Alternative Category 
The Grass is Always Greener – Honorable Mention in the Rock/Alternative Category 

22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 
It Should Be Me – Honorable Mention 
Don’t Even Start – Honorable Mention 

2009 International Song Competition 
Wakin’ Up in Texas -Semi-Finalist 

Billboard World Song Contest 
Don’t Even Start – Honorable Mention in the top 500 
So Long – Honorable Mention in the top 500 

MEMBERSHIPS 

The Recording Academy – voting member 
Americana Music Association 
WAMA 
SAW 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS 

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Barns of Wolftrap, The Birchmere, Jiffy Lube Live (VIP Stage), IOTA, Jammin’ Java, Blues Alley, and numerous regional festivals (Safeway BBQ Festival, Herndon Festival, Reston Festival, Adam’s Morgan Day, Maryland State Fair, Dewey Beach Music Conference, Takoma Park Street Festival), summer concert series, local venues and showcases in Austin venues during SXSW.

...creative reinterpretation combined with outspoken delivery is precisely what makes Wilson so enchanting” - The Washington Post’s review of “Save Me From Myself”