“D. Janakey makes transfixing folk tunes that call to mind lost legends. Janakey’s lived many lives all around the globe and he crafts stark yet powerful story-songs imbued with rich poetics. His DIY spirit is ever-unbroken and his life experiences fill a sea of lyrical wisdom beyond his years. A fixture in the Midwestern folk scene, Janakey’s world-weary voice anchors songs of heartache and hard times with an optimistic lilt. He is a steady heartbeat, make no mistake. These are songs to lose yourself within, then come up for air feeling new.
In addition to sharing his songs here and there, Janakey is the mind behind local DIY art festival, Everything Dies Fest. Over its 2 year span the all day event has hosted 60+ Bands, Sculptors, Painters, dancers, performance artists,comedians & poets, spanning 6 states.