It’s an occasion when a great East Coast songwriter releases new material, so we’re very happy that Ian Janes has chosen The Carleton for the live performance debut of his Yes Man album with a special full band show on Saturday, June 3rd. Show time is 7 PM and tickets are $20 advanced or $25 at the door.
Yes Man est le fruit d’un artiste en pleine possession de ses moyens
Yes Man is the fruit of an artist in full possession of his means
– Journal de Montreal
A confident, and soulful, record Yes Man creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.
The first single from the album, Broken Record, has been receiving regular play from CBC, Clic Franco, Sirius XM, as well as Stingray radio and has kept Ian busy with interviews and in-studio performances.
Maclean’s magazine has named Ian one of 100 Canadians to watch, he has performed on the nationally televised ‘East Coast Music Awards’ show, CBC Radio’s ‘Canada Live’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. He has been nominated for 5 East Coast Music awards to date and won Record Of TheYear at the Music Nova Scotia Awards. His songs have been featured in Thom Fitzgerald’s internationally acclaimed film, The Event; CBC-TV drama, North/South; the Anchor Bay Entertainment picture, Hiding and the hit U.S. Series Nashville.
Yes Man continues his pattern of consistently creating music with depth and musicality. Through every track you can clearly hear the confidence and individuality that comes from experience, combined with the fire and vitality of an artist at the top of his game. Ian has also been keeping busy writing songs for other artists. His song Can’t Remember Never Loving You, co-written with Byron Hill, was featured prominently in the mid season finale of Nashville – check out the video below…
Ian’s always been one of the very best talents in our part of the world and while the albums are always too long coming for most of us fans, they always prove to be well worth the wait; at least now the most recent wait is over!