Jan Luby is known for her engaging, often riveting stage presence as well as her voice full of passion, range and power. Her songs are evocative, lyrical and infectious personal stories. Her approach to songwriting ranges from socially relevant to irreverent, heatbreaking to humorous.
Jan was voted Female Vocalist 2011, and nominated for Singer-Songwriter 2012 in Rhode Island's Motif Magazine, was a finalist in the Boston Acoustic Underground Series, and finalist in the 2017 Rhode Island Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest.
As a solo performer Jan Luby is equally at home on festival stages in front of thousands as she is in intimate settings. She's performed in coffeehouses, clubs, theaters, festivals, house concerts, jail cells, picket lines and on street corners on both coasts and Europe. Jan has shared stages with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Towns Van Sandt, Lucy Blue Tremblay, Louden Wainwright III, Garnet Rogers, Cheryl Wheeler as well as Vaudeville luminaries like the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Tom Noddy and Avner the Eccentric.
"Jan Luby was born for the stage. She is as comfortable there as any performer I've ever seen. The audience is somehow engaged by her before she sings or speaks a single word. And when she does step into her performance everyone knows that they are in the presence of a natural talent refined to perfection by years of experience. It's remarkable to witness." - Don White
"Jan Luby is one of the cutting edge shining lights...a completely natural performer with a voice of anger,humor, warmth and beauty." - Peter Yarrow