”Janice Deardorff has been a performer at the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering for many years. She has performed as a Participating and as a Featured artist at our headline events. Janice is a very popular artist not only with our Gathering but in the local schools where she has performed for students inspiring them to write poetry.
Janice has graciously assisted us several times due to last minute cancellations. Her enthusiasm and talent are always a welcome addition to our Gathering family.
I highly recommend Janice as a western artist for any event. She is a crowd pleaser and a delight to work with. The Gathering would be honored to have her perform anytime.”
Nancy Fusco, Co-Chair-Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
The Real West from the Old West
AM 1230 KOTS, Deming, NM
Western and Gospel Concerts
Sierra Vista Boys and Girls Club ~ Bud’s Ranch Days
Hosted by Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation
“I have seen Janice Deardorff in action on several occasions – western party, trail ride, steak dinner, youth events, etc. Janice is an excellent entertainer in every setting. However, she is exceptional when it comes to interacting with children regarding western song/cowboy style. Her passion for the cowboy way, love for the children, and education through music blend to create an atmosphere where the kids have so much fun that they don’t realize they are learning.
Janice presented cowboy music and poetry to youth from the Sierra Vista Boys and Girls Club during Bud’s Ranch Days hosted by Horse’n Around Rescue at the Single Star Ranch. Her gentle approach directed the kids’ attention to the task breaking down teenage inhibitions and building relationships with the subject of the song. Her beautiful voice, quick wit, and enthusiasm set the stage for participation, creativity, and learning. In just a few minutes she had teenagers making up new verses to songs describing experiences they had on the ranch that very morning. Janice, her beautiful voice, and gentle spirit brought a memorable flare to this event. The kids asked if she was coming back!”
Theresa Warrell, President and Co-Founder
Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation
Park West Mobile Home Estates ~ Tucson, AZ
Janice Deardorff was the highlight of our Western Evening. She gave us a warm, upbeat performance after our Chuck wagon potluck. Her caring,engaging personality shines through in her music. She sang some familiar western songs and her own delightful original music. Her love for the West and horses makes her music rich and soul felt. Her song books for a sing-a-long gave a nice ending to the evening. I highly recommend Janice Deardorff for a program.
Barry Ward – Western Entertainer
“Her spiritually beautiful voice, along with her solid and sustaining guitar accompaniment, invites the listener to ride alongside her into her love of the West. Janice’s original songs allow the lyrics to be easily interpreted into visual awakenings of the mind, the soul, and the heart! She is a real treat!”