December Update – Tradfest, Holiday Sale & More

Janis Ian

December 2023

There’s really not much to report that isn’t in September’s update, except for a few exciting pieces of news!

We decided to hold a small sale this holiday season, so be sure to check the Official Janis Ian Store at Shopify. The sale ends on January 2nd, so don’t delay. I’m sorry but there’s no personalization available; I need a break, too!

If you want to purchase signed items, Kris’ site (Janis Ian Signed) is also having a sale.

We’re also making my acclaimed 2006 album Folk Is The New Black completely free for a limited time. You can download either CD quality FLAC files or high quality MP3 files. You’ll find lots of other free stuff you can download there as well.

I’m headed to Ireland mid-January, where Tradfest will be honoring me with a concert of my work by old and new friends, among them “old” friends Mary Black and Eric Bibb. There’ll also be several live interviews and Q&A’s, as well as a work-in-progress screening of Varda Bar-Kar’s film Janis Ian: The Art of Song. Three years in the making, we’re getting an inside look at the film before it’s finalized; after a festival and theatrical run, the documentary will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere on American Masters on PBS.

In celebration of Tradfest, I’m making free downloads of my album Folk Is the New Black available to anyone who wants them. Visit the official Janis Ian Store to download this album and other goodies as well. Enjoy!

The only other piece of “big” news is that The Janis Ian Archives at Berea College will be opening mid-October, 2024. Stay tuned and sign up for the Janis Ian Mailing List so you can get information first! We’re still working on the website pages (and hiring an event planner…), but check in with this page regularly as we get closer to the date.

Thank you all for your support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.

Read on for more news from the past year!