Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Janis Ian, songwriter and performer, interview Wednesday December 9, 2009 on Bexley Public Radio.

Singer-songwriter Janis Ian, composer and performer of landmark hits "Society's Child" and "At Seventeen," along with a critically acclaimed body of work stretching over 40 years, will talk with John Matuszak and Dianne Garrett about her life and career Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. Ian has concerts scheduled in Elyria Dec. 10 and Kent Dec. 11. Information about tickets is available at

Ian first came to prominence as a teenager with the release of "Society's Child" in 1967. The song about an interracial relationship drew praise from such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, and protests and even death threats for its controversial subject. Ian's songwriting skills continued to grow with such songs as "Jesse," covered by Roberta Flack, and reached full flower in 1975 with the best-selling and Grammy-winning album "Between the Lines," that included "At Seventeen," a timeless song about surviving teen angst and exclusion.

Despite numerous personal and professional setbacks over the next decade, Ian re-emerged to retake her place as a highly respected artist who continues to record and tour.

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Design is copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Bexley Public Radio Foundation. Text is copyright 2009. All rights reserved. John Matuszak.

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