Just an ol gal with a guitar....
Janice "Lady Dove" Payne
aka: Guitar Pickin Mama
I am a Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/BMI affiliated/Independent Artist & have been surrounded by music all my life.
Learning to play my Mothers guitar started around age 12 and at 14, I was honored to recieve my "very own" guitar as a gift from Chet Atkins!
I am fortunate to love many flavors of music.
Influences are too many to count but span many genres.
Rock/Blues/Country/Folk.... on & on....
Chet Atkins, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash,
Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline,
Redd Stewart, Tammy Wynette,
Tanya Tucker, The Beatles,
Mamas & Pappas,
Iron Butterfly, The Marmalade, The Who, YES,
Jim Croce, Seals & Crofts,
Simon and Gaarfunkel, The Doobies,
Hughs & Thrall, Frampton, Nugent, ZZ Top,
Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
George Thorogood, Santanna, Robin Trower,
Ten Years After, Wishbone Ash,
Capt. Beyond, Frank Zappa,Tull
Pink Floyd, BB King, T-Bone Walker,
Billie Holiday, Bo Diddley, Eric Clapton, SRV, Eagles, HEART,
David Allen Coe, Marshall Tucker,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zeppelin, Boston,
Steve Miller, Elton John, Scorpions,
Journey, Joe Cocker, Bad Co., Aerosmith, Santana, Steve Vai, REM, EXTREME
and so many more
...gotta stop somewhere...
I may not sound or play like any of them, but what they have let me feel through their music and lyrics, has affected my passion for and expression within my own music by showing me...
I humbly thank all who create such passionate music.
Forever creating new breath within me
a part of me.
Words just can not discribe the gift of music....
But you sure can feel it!
The MC lost his artist lineup sheet & couldn't remember my name...
He turned to my Daughter who was standing beside him on the other side of the stage & asked who I was?
She just looked at him & said: "That's my Guitar Pickin Mama!"
That's how I was introduced & it seems to have stuck...
Kids, gotta love em...