Marc and Brandi Janssen

“Two of Iowa’s best roots musicians” The Bucktown Revue

Version 2Marc & Brandi Janssen play traditional American music inspired by the first generation of rural recording and radio artists.   Moving seamlessly between old-time, bluegrass, and country music, the duo features rare old fiddle tunes, driving banjo numbers, early bluegrass songs, and country duets. They are particularly fond of old country and bluegrass duets and their powerful harmony vocal sound has delighted audiences across the Midwest.

Always rooted in traditional music, Marc and Brandi front old-school honky-tonkers The Slow Draws and the traditional bluegrass quartet Goin’ Up Caney.  They also hold down the rhythm for the hottest traditional jazz band around, The Dandelion Stompers.

Contact us for booking at:
janssen3434 (at)

Past shows and venues include…
Gays Mills Folk Festival, Gays Mills WI
Iowa City Arts Fest, Iowa City, IA
Iowa City Jazz Fest, Iowa City, IA
Laura Days, Burr Oak IA
Lanesboro Barn Dance, Lanesboro MN
Celebrate Iowa Gala, Des Moines, IA
Red, White and Bluegrass Festival, North Liberty IA
Windmill Ridge Bluegrass Festival, Kalona IA
Friday Night Concert Series, Iowa City, IA
Bucktown Revue, Davenport IA
Downtown Saturday Nights, Iowa City IA
SongBag Series, Carl Sandburg Historic Site, Galesburg IL
Farmers Mercantile Hall, Garrison, IA
Music in the Park, Coralville IA
Music in the Gardens, Dubuque IA
Dancing at the Lake, Des Moines IA
The Mill, Iowa City IA
Uptown Bill’s, Iowa City IA
Nelson Pioneer Farm, Oskaloosa IA
EcoFest, Cedar Rapids IA