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jana pochop bio

Jana Pochop (yes, the "h" is silent) was born on a cold, November day in South Dakota and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This may explain why Jana gravitates toward furnaces, coffee houses, tube amps, and other warm things. After picking up the guitar at age 12 and putting it down only for a brief period of learning how to drive, now she is a performing singer-songwriter in Austin, Texas who has set out to prove that a history degree does not mean certain professional death if she turns it into useful songwriting fodder.  Jana finds inspiration listening to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Kathleen Edwards, Iron & Wine, the Dixie Chicks, and Shawn Colvin amongst others.

Jana's been changing her strings a lot this past year with shows at the GoGirls South by Southwest Showcase, The Austin Woman's Film, Music, and Literary Festival, residencies at various Austin venues, GoGirlsMusicFest 2007 in Houston and Dallas, sharing the stage with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, touring New Mexico with CMA Songwriter of the Year Susan Gibson, and recording an EP with Daniel Barrett from Austin band porterdavis.  She resides on iPod play lists from Australia to California to Ireland, and rumor has it that some of her lyrics are attached to a fridge somewhere in the Midwest, though this report has not been confirmed.



one sheet  

..... singer rises from austin crowd (albuquerque tribune - 5.18.07 - j.a. montalbano)
..... wide open spaces (duke city fix - 5.17.07 - edith grove)
 .....austin360.com (3.2007 - dawn marie)
..... duke city fix article about music, graduating, and life in general
......weekly alibi (albuquerque, nm) and "failed cartographer"


......self-made star :: songwriter's podcast - featuring "love and weather" 11.13.2006 (download)
......'nette radio (dallas, tx)::  featuring "love and weather" 11.15.2006
......rubyfruit radio (atlanta, ga) ::  featuring "love and weather" 11.2006 (download)
......'nette radio (Love/Hate Episode) :: 2.14.2007



venues / events / festivals  
Club 115 (Austin, TX)
Hickory Steet Bar and Grill (Austin, TX)
Opening Bell Coffee (Dallas, TX)
Last Concert Cafe (Houston, TX)
GoGirlsMusicFest 2007
Austin Woman's Film, Music, and Literary Festival (2007)
GoGirls SXSW Showcase (2007)

Downtown Artists' Market Residency (Austin, TX)
KUNM Radio On-Air Performance with Susan Gibson (ABQ, NM)

Santa Fe Brewing Company (Santa Fe, NM)
Capitol Bar (Socorro, NM)
Turtle Mountain Brewing Company (Albuquerque, NM)
Taos Heart Cafe (Taos, NM)
The Motherlode Saloon (Red River, NM)
Irie Bean Coffee Bar (Austin, TX)
Albuquerque Folk Festival 2006 Songwriter's Showcase
Genuine Joe's Coffee (Austin, TX)
The Blue House Cafe (Carlsbad, NM)
Sunset Valley Farmer's Market (Austin, TX)
Jemez Arts and Music in the Mountains Festival (2003 - 2005)
Yuletide Arts Faire 2004 - 2005 (Albuquerque, NM)
University of New Mexico Live at Lunch Series
Wild Oats / KUNM Radio Benefit (Albuquerque, NM)
Irysh Mac's Coffeehouse (Albuquerque, NM)
Blue Dragon Coffeehouse (Albuquerque, NM)
Sweet Rockin' Coffee (Denver, CO)
The Antique Sandwich (Tacoma, WA)
Lucy's Coffee and Espresso (Boise, ID)



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