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Welcome to janhauenstein.com

Ladies and gentlemen,

welcome to my homepage!

You will find some pictures here, a biography, links to a few videos,
and, of course, a music store designed to make me rich and famous.
Plus some links! And you can contact me via clever buttons that say (you guessed, I bet)
‘CONTACT ME’ on the Bio-page and on the Music Store page.

There are 45-seconds previews (or rather prelistens) for all the songs of all the albums on the Music Store Page,  click on the titles of the albums, that´s where they hide.

Ah, why should you follow the link to CDBaby to download albums or individual songs
and when you want to buy CDs, but you don´t live in Europe, I can almost hear you think?
Money, money, money. Sending individual CDs from Germany to, say, the USA it costs
a pretty penny or cent.
And CDBaby has digitalized my songs for download and stores the CDs. Good for everybody concerned.

But for each new album there is a pre-order option for the USA, and I pack the CDs, put them in a big parcel, send the big parcel to my friend Art Krause who then unpacks the big parcel and forwards the CDs. You can get a signed CD that way!

But for those of you who dwell in old Europe, this is the place where you can shop to your hearts´ and ears´ desire.

‘Nuff said. Hope you find a few things and songs here that you like.

Best

Jan

P.S. Thanks to Mr. Tappy, without whose technical expertise this homepage probably would be shambolic.

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: Allgemein, Music|0 Comments

New album, ‘Songs For Eternty’, published 18 August 2017

New album out now!

‘Songs For Eternity’ is a double album, one cd with original songs, one with covers,
you´ll hear folk, rock, blues and jazz, poetry, whimsical songs, songs about birth, death and eternity (which is much toooo long), romance, hope, quiet despair, a hamster king,
life and the world.

Fred Grittner played electric lead guitar and mandolin and mastered the album,
Charlie Woodward played guitar, Claudia Wichmann hummed and sang.
Terry Lee Ransom wrote the lyrics for one song, Fred the lyrics for two.
Daniel Tappe created the promo video.

110 minutes, 27 songs, if you like Johnny Cash, Bruce Cockburn and John Stewart, you might like this album.
You may know some of the songwriters that have listened to my music and commented favorably – among others, John Stewart, Gordon Bok, Jez Lowe, Martha Ann Brooks and Dave Moore.

By |August 19th, 2017|Categories: Allgemein|0 Comments

My good friend Rex DeLong

My good friend Rex died in October 2016.
I am saddened. He was a compassionate man.
We did not always agree,
but he was the kind of man who would carefully consider your point of view, always.
And when we agreed to disagree,
there never were any hard feelings on either side. He was a kind man and a fine musicican.
I miss writing songs with him, miss his excellent keyboard playing, his way of writing lyrics.
Rex, I miss you.

Your friend

Jan

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Allgemein|0 Comments

New album, ‘Sock It To Me!’, published 29 August 2016

I´m happy to announce that the new album, ‘Sock It To Me!’ is available now!

Published Monday, 29 August 2016.

There are two promo videos in the video section here.

RROARR!!

Some loud songs this time. More blues, boogie and rock music than on the other albums. But they are balanced by jazzy tunes, folky songs, crazy songs.

Comments on the sad and sorry shape of the world (Intelligent Design, Ten Men), songs that will soothe the worried mind (This Love Will Carry), fun songs (Macchu Picchu Big Shoe Circus),  some might bring a tear to your eye (I Come And Stand At Every Door, Same Girl), others offer good advice (The Cape) or were written about a special moment (New Year´s Day In South Station).

A nicely mixed batch.

Fred Grittner played electric lead guitar and mandolin and mastered the album, Charlie Woodward played guitar and bass and sang, Claudia Wichmann hummed and sang. Brad DeLong wrote the lyrics for two songs.

67 minutes, big voice, if you like Johnny Cash, Bruce Cockburn and John Stewart, you might like this album.

You may know some of the songwriters that have listened to my music and commented favorably – among others, John Stewart, Gordon Bok, Jez Lowe, Martha Ann Brooks and Dave Moore.

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Allgemein|0 Comments

My favorite guitars

J. H.

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