In This Episode: Janis Wallin

Bassist Janis Wallin is the “Mistress of Groove” of the jam band scene. With decades of experience, she’s the bass teaching, vegetarian eating, Bootsy loving trail blazer with an alter ego.

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Janis covers:

    • Why it took nine years for her band Family Groove Company to finish their newest album titled “Through With Tomorrow”
    •  The story behind a personal invite to join legendary bassist Victor Wooten — with only 10-minute lead time!
    •  How to prepare for playing in multiple bands who improvise on hundreds of songs
    •  Her sidekick Bootsy and her rap-lovin’ alter ego (you may see her on stage!)

Show Notes


Guest: Janis Wallin
Host: Thea Wood
Production: Qixiang Tong, Yuxuan Shi
Photo: Keith Griner – Phierce Photography (feature photo)
Song Credits:  provided with permission

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Guest Links 


Janis Wallin playing with Victor Wooten Along in Summer Camp Festival



Come Together (cover) Althea Grace & Janis Wallin



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