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"Jana Pochop has somehow managed to slip the confines of musical genres and made a timeless, intelligent record that speaks directly to my heart." - Eliza Gilkyson

"Calling Jana Pochop a “songwriter” is like calling Gandalf a guy who can throw together a nice fireworks display for a birthday party." - Texas Music Magazine

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“A singer-songwriter with the articulation of a street poet.” – Terri Hendrix

Jana Pochop (the ‘h’ is silent):

Singer-songwriter Jana Pochop is a wanderer with a penchant for folk pop songs and universe pondering. Jana hails from the culturally rich Albuquerque, NM and moved to Austin to immerse herself in the Texas music scene, playing clubs, house concerts, and touring nationally while building her singer-songwriter career. She was a Kerrville New Folk Finalist in 2022 and then headed off to New York City to earn a Master's in Songwriting and Production at Berklee NYC. She's currently based in Albuquerque, producing her own music as well as projects for others remotely and at Howlin' Dog Studio in Alamosa, CO. 

Jana is set to release her first self-produced album, Powerlines, in Spring of 2024. Produced mainly in her Brooklyn room while studying at Berklee, Jana was also able to incorporate Impulse Response Collection into her thesis along with songwriting and production. This focus resulted in Jana spending a day at Georgia O'Keeffe's Home and Studio in Abiquiu, NM in early 2023. Jana captured the distinctive reverberations of O'Keeffe's painting studio, living room, and bedroom, infusing them into the sonic tapestry of her upcoming album.

Her 2022 critically acclaimed album, The Astronaut, was named alongside albums by Texas icons like Lizzo, Beyoncé, and Lyle Lovett as one of Texas Music Magazine’s “22 Top Albums of 2022”. She was thrilled to collaborate with musical heroes like Sean Hutchinson of Bleachers, Lloyd Maines (The Chicks), Don Dixon (R.E.M.), and Grammy nominated songwriter Eliza Gilkyson. As one review put it, "Jana consistently paints an image of humanity that’s unusual yet accessible, fusing the vastness of the world with the deeply personal emotions of the individual in a blissfully poetic and moving fashion."


"Calling Jana Pochop a “songwriter” is like calling Gandalf a guy who can throw together a nice fireworks display for a birthday party." - Texas Music Magazine




2022 Texas Music Magazine's 22 Best Albums

2022 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist

2022 ECU Film Festival Performing Artist, Paris, France

2021 SWRFA Official Showcase Artist

2020 Corpus Christi Songwriters’ Festival: Best of Fest Award

2019 Hollywood Songwriting Contest – Best Pop Song (You Lit Me – onetwothreescream)

2018 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Contest Alternate

2018, 2017, & 2014 SongDoor International Song Contest Honorable Mention

2010 Texas Songwriters Serenade Contest Finalist

2009 Kerrville Folk Festival Ballad Tree Selected Regional Performer

2009 Texas Songwriters Serenade Contest Semi-Finalist


"Pochop weaves words and melodies together with a dextrous intelligence that seems outright supernatural." - Texas Music Magazine

Jana Pochop presents her songs with on-point sly and sweet vocals, there is a fascinating intimate portrayal of a singer-songwriter who evokes folk in its purest form. While many a ’70s artist might come to mind when listening to Pochop’s acoustic joys, modern artists like Lucy Dacus and Snail Mail also are also fair comparisons.”
- Glide Magazine

"Pochop’s delivery is like a lighter, breezier Edie Brickell and every sound you hear on this song is pretty. But there is a dimension of absolute authenticity to it all."
- Americana Highways 

“Jana Pochop is a dynamic writer, singer and guitar player….With a uniquely original voice and a driving right hand rhythm style, she delivers a powerful solo show. With a totally honest approach, Jana writes lyrics that she had to have lived through.” – Lloyd Maines

“Jana is absolutely crushing this insightfully fresh combination of folk, indie, hip-hop, pop with the sweetened & bright melodies that keep the hooks in the music just as sharp the lyrics and her songwriting instincts.” – Sleeping Bag Studios Review

“Money & Heart is a gorgeous song, breathtakingly honest and compelling with every word, the sudden switch to rap surprises at first but by the time the second verse hits you’re completely entranced by the journey.” – Stereo Stickman Review

“Jana’s new record is full of lines & melodies that only Jana Pochop can come up with.  Her writing voice & singing are among my most favorites.  The words & melodies seem to come straight right from her sweet heart and really sweet, wise brain, and the production is inventive & sublime. Now I wait impatiently for the next group of songs to come down the line.” – Walt Wilkins

“Jana Pochop writes intelligent pop songs with melodic hooks that keep the interest of the listener. She’s a singer songwriter with the articulation of a street poet. Her guitar chops keep the depth of her writing buoyant and positive regardless of the subject matter.” – Terri Hendrix

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