Personalities | Janis Martin | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1940)

Born in Sutherlin, Virginia, Janis Martin toured extensively but was too raunchy for mass acceptance, despite a series of outstanding rockabilly recordings. She retired in 1959 to raise her family but re-emerged in the 1980s. Since then she has made numerous live appearances, mainly in Europe, where she has established a loyal following and remains in great demand.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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