“Wilson makes her hooks resonate, giving Wakin’ Up a sense of rousing affirmation.” – M Music & Musicians Magazine [ read review ]

“Wilson’s voice is ridiculous on the new CD. That is, ridiculous in a good way. Just gorgeous. Holy hell.” – David Furst – WAMU’s Metro Connection

“…a very impressive record. Take those early Lucinda Williams/Norah Jones/kd lang CDs out of your changers and put this one in, now!”
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere

“This stellar collection finds Janine wakin’ up to a rockin’ sound that combines all the best of her blues and soul chops. Fans from previous discs won’t have any trouble getting on board the new sound.” Buzz McLain, writer for Playboy


Washington Examiner’s review of Wakin’ Up
“To Wilson’s credit, she infuses just enough passion into her vocals without taking them over the top. Instead the lyrics…are told in poignant, genuine tones.” [ read review ]

The Washington Post’s review of “Save Me From Myself”
“. . .creative reinterpretation combined with outspoken delivery is precisely what makes Wilson so enchanting.” [ read review ]

The Washington Post’s review of “The Blue Album”
“The Blue Album is one of the best albums from a D.C artist”

The Legal Times
“Grab D.C. singer Janine Wilson’s CD, “The Blue Album,” and send it to most everyone in your rolodex.”

Music Monthly
“She is a force with which to be reckoned.”

The Washington Post
“poignant and seductive . . . ”



2010 Wakin’ Up
2005 Save Me From Myself
2000 The Blue Album
Hungry for Music – A Holiday Feast Volumes II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII
Tom Lucas – Two Cent Opera – backing vocals
A Month of Sundays – backing vocals
Ben Dixon – Bohemian Kings (edgimo records, 2001)
Ben Dixon – Silk & Cotton (edgimo records, 2002)
Americana Motel – backing vocals

Washington Area Music Awards

2010 Album of the Year, Roots Rock Album, Song of the Year, Album Design
2005 Roots Rock Vocalist, Roots Rock Recording
2003 Blues Vocalist
2000 Blues Vocalist, Blues Recording, Debut Album


Dallas Songwriting Contest 2011
It Should Be Me – 2nd Place in the Pop/Rock/Alt/R&B category

26th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 
It Should Be Me – Winner in the Rock/Alternative Category
Wakin’ Up in Texas – Honorable Mention in the Rock/Alternative Category
The Grass is Always Greener – Honorable Mention in the Rock/Alternative Category

22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
It Should Be Me – Honorable Mention
Don’t Even Start – Honorable Mention

2009 International Song Competition
Wakin’ Up in Texas -Semi-Finalist

Billboard World Song Contest
Don’t Even Start – Honorable Mention in the top 500
So Long – Honorable Mention in the top 500


The Recording Academy – voting member
Americana Music Association

Performance Highlights

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Barns of Wolftrap, The Birchmere, Jiffy Lube Live (VIP Stage), IOTA, Jammin’ Java, Blues Alley, and numerous regional festivals (Safeway BBQ Festival, Herndon Festival, Reston Festival, Adam’s Morgan Day, Maryland State Fair, Dewey Beach Music Conference, Takoma Park Street Festival), summer concert series, local venues and showcases in Austin venues during SXSW.