“Jewel with an edge”
From a small suburban town in the foothills of Connecticut was a hard-working family and home where music from all genres were being played. In a little bedroom with a made-up Microphone is where AJ Jansen started her journey singing in front of a mirror and dreaming of the day she would play for thousands of people in the most prestige’s stages in the Country. Honing her skills immersing herself in music and songwriting is the Country Artist she is today.
AJ was exposed to European folk, American Country and Rock. Carving her way with no knowledge of the music business she met people in Nashville who were her mentors that believed in her talents and skills but have passed away since .Chris Neal -Editor was the first to put AJ as a featured Artist twice in his National Country Music Magazine, Billy Block was the first to Interview AJ on his show as he was so impressed with her music and writing, and then one night coming out of a Nashville Bar AJ encountered a showman named Johnny Counterfeit who wanted to hear her sing and after that was her mentor for years guiding and encouraging AJ to never stop. Losing such mentors, left AJ feeling alone and lost. She put those feelings into songs and as she felt their encouragement to Never stop, just keep going.
Fast forward to today she has become an Artist in her own right, winning Awards, Opening for National Acts, Radio play, Tv and Video appearances on a Local and National Level, playing on some of those stages she dreamed of up and down the East Coast and continues to climb in an industry crowded and absorbed with a lot of noise. She is making her own noise with her own material, coined attitude, Soulful Country . AJ loves to connect with people at her shows. TG Sheppard gave AJ some great advice “Don’t let anyone tell you , you can’t do this “ She thanks God for her family , the mentors she had met along the way and the gift of music. AJ believes You work hard, help each other and live life to the fullest and you won’t believe what happens. Basically Shine