The LA Music Critic Awards presented JANEY STREET with the 2017 Icon Award during their Winner Showcase on June 19th at Hotel Café in Los Angeles. For those that “know” their music, the name JANEY STREET is one you recognize from her hit songs, “Under the Clock” and “Say Hello to Ronnie,” which topped the charts over two decades ago when she was under the guidance of hit maker, CLIVE DAVIS. After a long hiatus (way too long!) from the spotlight, STREET is thrilled at the recognition her current work is getting, as evidenced by the nominations and Critic Award wins she continues to receive.
Previously announced, STREET’s last album, My Side of Paradise, was awarded “2016 Best Indie Album” (from all genres) as well as “Best CD Female” and she herself was honored to be named “Most Deserving of Indie Music Hall of Fame” from the 2016 LA Music Critic Awards. The LA Music Critic Awards celebrate the very best of independent artists each year.
It has been years (OK, decades, STREET will admit,) since she sat at the top of the charts as one of Clive Davis’ protégées. Before signing to Blue Elan Records in late 2015, STREET spent much of her time working with NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) leading songwriter mentoring sessions and writing with fellow Nashville songwriter friends. Those clinics and working with young artists inspired STREET to take her own advice and get back to work. Encouraged by her friends and fans, she armed herself with over an album’s worth of new material.
After that poignant re-introduction, and performing several showcases including one as a benefit for “Gilda’s Club” at Nashville’s City Winery, and a packed industry event in LA at The Whiskey Go Go with America's Gerry Beckley. STREET is excited to start her next chapter with the release her new work and a triumphant homecoming show tonight, June 28th at NYC’s The Cutting Room. Proceeds from tonight’s show to benefit Gilda's Club NYC with special guests Cindy Alexander, Chelsea Williams. Showtime 7pm.