Singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith (1953-2021) described her music as “folkabilly” in a career which took her from indie folk, to country, to pop, and back to the new industry label for folk, known as Americana. Her sudden death at the age of 68 shocked peers as well as music fans everywhere. In the aftermath of her unexpected passing, it is not inconceivable that she will be hailed as one of the most important folk music artists of her generation.

Jane Ellen passionately shares her eclectic interests via the marvels of the internet from her home in Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in all aspects of music and entertainment history, she strives to bring her subjects to life while seeking to make a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as a scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.