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the goddess sings

There are times when a performer, be they actor, singer, dancer, musician, transcends the sense of ego and merges with the…self, spirit, divine, the ‘that which cannot be named’. It’s not a state that has words but happily, it’s a state that can be experienced. When a performer manages to go there, the audience gets to go there too. Bettye LaVette goes to that state on a regular basis. Enjoy the ride.


My First Review!

I just received the most wonderful review from Dennis Molesky of the Mole Hill Theater where I recently performed. The venue was great, the patrons were the best and the owners were wonderful!

A co-worker had heard good things about my singing from one of the owners, so I thought I’d ask for a blurb to use in my ‘soon-to-exist’ press kit.

Janine Hamilton has a tremendous voice that can blow you away with power and yet also tear you up with it’s subtlety and nuance. You’ll want to hear her sing, summertime or anytime.

Dennis Molesky
Mole Hill Theatre

Needless to say, I’m thrilled! Thanks Dennis!


time doing it’s flying thing

I actually have no idea how almost a month has gone by since I last posted. It feels like I’m standing still in the middle of a race track and the cars are whizzing by so fast that I can’t get out of the way! OK, that metaphor kinda ran away with me, but hey, I’m typing here ;p

Race tracks…race cars…race drivers…yes, that’s how my mind got to asking if there are any black woman race car drivers.  Happily, there are! Here’s one of ’em – Nicole Lyons.

Ah, digression.  Back to biz – I’m having some difficulty making the time to practice with a musician. Maybe the solution is to schedule a part of the week that’s just for working on my music. Actually, that sounds like a great idea! Will let you know how it works out.


it went well!

I’m talking about the show at the Mole Hill Theater. The owners Dennis and Jackie were amazing as were all the people who came and danced the night away! It was a party in Alstead, NH, I kid you not.

I hoped to have a clip to post by now but that’ll have to wait for a bit. In the meantime, let me just thank the Jacksonville Blues Band and especially Jason Koerber for inviting me to sing with them. It was an amazing amount of fun!


performing a few songs this saturday

with the Jacksonville Blues Band. We’re going to be at:

The Mole Hill Theater

789 Gilsum Mine Rd
Alstead, NH
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Donatons at Door / BYOB / Food

“The Jacksonville Blues Band would like to invite you to a very special event. We are playing a really cool venue on Saturday October 16th called the Mole Hill Theatre. This theatre is a converted machine shop that has a great vibe and plenty of room for dancing! This event is BYOB and will include a potluck appetizer buffet so bring something to share if you like. The band will start at 8:00 PM. The Jacksonville Blues Band has been playing locally and throughout New England for over 20 years. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Greg Burnell, this rock solid band is supported by saxophonist Jason Koerber, bassist Kirk Sanger & drummer Erik Dormody.”


Club Act Songs

I’m putting together a club act to perform this year. I’ve got about 12 songs for the first set. If you’ve got any suggestions PLZ feel free to give ’em.  Gathering songs is a huge amount of fun. I don’t think I’ve listened to this much music since high school.

My current favorite is Stormy Monday as performed by Etta James but youtube doesn’t have a video of it that I can share with you so I gave you the original by T-Bone Walker.



From this little virtual hilltop comes a cry of SOLIDARITY! for the thousands struggling for their freedom and lives in Cairo, Egypt. The news is everywhere but here are a few additional views:

Egyptian Blogger / Rantings of a Sand Monkey

Graphic of the Battle

“Janine Hamilton has a tremendous voice that can blow you away with power and yet also tear you up with it’s subtlety and nuance.” Dennis Molesky