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Welcome to Janie Worm’s blog! Here you will find stories about the music, spotlights on creative specialists, upcoming events, and ongoing conversations about music, inspiration and creativity! Please feel free to join the chat and like us on your social media pages. Thanks so much!

Good Cheer!

Good Cheer!

This all-inclusive song celebrates and appreciates people from all walks of life during the holiday season! "As I ... read more

Ode to You

Ode to You

I asked the universe if it had anything to say in these days of covid-19, and immediately this love song for you ... read more

Dream!

Dream!

"Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future." - Jack Kornfield   Image above by ... read more

“Thy Own” Story

“Thy Own” Story

"We would like commission you to write a song, if you so choose." That's what I heard in my meditation. Find out what happened next. read more

Inspiring Gifts Now Available

Inspiring Gifts Now Available

The merchandise at Janie Worm's live concerts is now available online! And it’s just in time for the holidays!! Check it out on Band Camp! read more

I Dream of Days

I Dream of Days

The time is now to dream of my perfect world; a world where love is at the heart of every thought, word and action. Whatever I focus on becomes my reality, and so it is with all of us. Let's co-create a world of love and respect. read more

Janie Worm & Friends at C & P Coffee Company

Janie Worm & Friends at C & P Coffee Company

Janie Worm & friends will be performing at C & P Coffee Company in West Seattle on Sat., Aug. 25th. Caryn K. (singer-songwritier), Annee Fisher (poet) and Karla Tofte (comedian) will also share their talents. Please join us! read more

Kathy Roselli Tells Stories in Film

Kathy Roselli Tells Stories in Film

Kathy Roselli (K-Rose Productions) speaks about being a filmmaker and about what inspires her. She has been recognized at independent film festivals for her documentary work and has won several awards. read more

“Set Me Free” Video – Watch Now!

“Set Me Free” Video – Watch Now!

Vibrant and full of life, "Set Me Free" is the title track of Janie Worm's cd (2017). Whimsical animation and live video footage express the joy and sweetness of this exuberant song with the amazing skills of filmmakers, Katherine Roselli and Patricia Somers. Other contributors include Annee Fisher, Sheila Tallmon, Janie Worm and Rob Miller. Enjoy! read more

Creating the SMF Video

Creating the SMF Video

Vibrant and full of life, "Set Me Free" is the title track of Janie Worm's cd (2017). whimsical animation and live video footage express the joy and sweetness of this exuberant song with the amazing filmmaking skills of Kathy Roselli and Pat Somers. Other film contributors are Annee Fisher, Sheila Tallmon, Janie Worm and Rob Miller. Enjoy! read more

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Spotify

Listen to Janie Worm's music on Spotify for FREE. Add her music to your playlists and follow her there to know what's new. read more

The BLOG is “Live”!

The BLOG is “Live”!

Welcome to Janie Worm’s blog! Here you will find stories about the music, spotlights on creative specialists, upcoming events, and ongoing conversations about music, inspiration and creativity! Please feel free to join the chat and like us on your social media pages. Thanks so much! read more

Delicious Morsel #15 – A Gift

Delicious Morsel #15 – A Gift

This is the final post in the Delicious Morsel series written during the Set Me Free CD recording project of 2016-17. Featured in this post is "A Gift", also called my Johnny Cash and/or Elvis number. Enjoy the groove! read more

Delicious Morsel #14 – Wake Up

Delicious Morsel #14 – Wake Up

In the style of 1980's rock, "Wake Up" speaks about expanding awareness and craving answers. The rhythm propels the listener forward in cheerful stride, while the chorus is a pleasant ear worm - one that I am happy to repeat. "I want to wake up!" =] read more

Delicious Morsel #13 – Forgiveness

Delicious Morsel #13 – Forgiveness

Forgiveness is an act of love that is necessary to live a graceful life. When things go differently than planned, forgiveness and flexibility seem to help. This post speaks of bringing forgiveness to the Set Me Free CD production process with the intention to ".... do each step until it sings." read more

Delicious Morsel #12 – Camp Nor’wester

Delicious Morsel #12 – Camp Nor’wester

Camp Nor'wester is an amazing place, community and culture that positively shapes the lives of many. This song was written as a tribute to camp, and as a sing-along for campers. If you sing through once, you will know so much more about Camp Nor'wester, but please check out their website for a complete picture. read more

Delicious Morsel #11 – Cherokee Wisdom

Delicious Morsel #11 – Cherokee Wisdom

This heartfelt song tells a story, describes a journey, an experience in the landscape of Soul. We all have epic events that shape our life, teach us something, and offer wisdom or insights. read more

Delicious Morsel #10 – Becoming You

Delicious Morsel #10 – Becoming You

Clarinet and trumpet add to the jubilant charm of this lilting swing tune about growing into our full potential as shining Souls! Written for a friend turning 90, this is a sweet message of how every thought, word and action composes our being. read more

Delicious Morsel #9 – Autoharp

Delicious Morsel #9 – Autoharp

Listen for the sound of an autoharp in the song, "Set Me Free". It's easily heard if you pay attention. It adds a sweetness and a fullness that rings on! The story behind this instrument is in the article below. read more

Delicious Morsel #8 – Beautiful Imperfections

Delicious Morsel #8 – Beautiful Imperfections

Listen for the wonderful, quirky sounds that made it into the recording of the Set Me Free CD. We kept them because we love what they add to the mix, and because they remind us to be unique, authentic and real. read more

Delicious Morsel #7 – Love’s Embrace

Delicious Morsel #7 – Love’s Embrace

This song is a reminder that love engulfs me through every life experience. The beautiful grand piano and single vocal are perfect to convey this simple and profound truth. Recorded at the spacious and warm Columbia City Theater, the sound rings on forever. read more

Delicious Morsel #6 – Shine

Delicious Morsel #6 – Shine

Church bells at the beginning hint that this was written for a wedding, and the Jerry Lee Lewis piano part is a nice surprise. This rocking tune will have you dancing no matter where you are! Shine on! read more

Delicious Morsel #5 – Rest Your Heart

Delicious Morsel #5 – Rest Your Heart

Listen for non-traditional instruments in this tune called, "Rest Your Heart". Douglas Fir cones and a pencil holder were played, along with PVC pipe, hand whistles and guitar tuning peg strings. Written in honor of a friend and nature lover, these objects/instruments have multiple uses and meanings. Enjoy the creative symphony. read more

Delicious Morsel #4 – More Than Words

Delicious Morsel #4 – More Than Words

The words and music of this tune are dreamy and timeless with sweet violin, angelic voices and ethereal guitar.This contemporary love song features the Oxford dictionary and a set of forks as instruments to add a touch of humor, uniqueness and creativity. The percussion and bass guide the listener with a gentle, consistent rhythm like ocean waves against an endless shore. read more

Delicious Morsel #3 – SMF Remodel

Delicious Morsel #3 – SMF Remodel

In the studio, the title track, "Set Me Free," changed before our eyes from its original version, to something more fresh, fun and exciting! Read more to see how this transformation made itself known, and how we responded to it. read more

Delicious Morsel #2 – Dresser Drawers

Delicious Morsel #2 – Dresser Drawers

To celebrate playing rhythms on my dresser drawers growing up, I added them to the song "Abundance" on the Set Me Free CD. Listen closely and you can hear the sound in the mix. Then take it a step further and make some music at home using your furniture. read more

Delicious Morsel #1 – Creative Genius

Delicious Morsel #1 – Creative Genius

My friend, Patti Dobrowolski, approached me and said that she would like a motivating melody to play before her talks and workshops. She has a visual goal setting company called, Up Your Creative Genius. With African flavors, this song is upbeat and sure to inspire! read more

Janie Worm’s Upcoming Set Me Free CD Release Party

Janie Worm’s Upcoming Set Me Free CD Release Party

If you are looking for a fun, affordable, kid-friendly evening of inspiring music, laughter and good food, you will want to be at the Royal Room on Sunday, October 1st, 4:30-6:30 pm for the Set Me Free CD Release Party! read more

SET ME FREE CD Release Party – 4 Days Away!

SET ME FREE CD Release Party – 4 Days Away!

Join the party! Janie Worm is releasing her latest CD, Set Me Free, on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Royal Room in Columbia City, south Seattle! Enjoy her upbeat music, meet the band, enjoy delicious food & drinks, and check out the merchandise! Plan on a fun evening! read more

CD Release Party

CD Release Party

Please join us in celebrating the completion of the Set Me Free CD by Janie Worm. Meet the band and enjoy a meal at this amazing dinner theater, the Royal Room. See you there! read more

Set Me Free

Set Me Free

This music is a feast to the ears with a variety of musical styles and flavors including acoustic, old rock, raggae, contemporary, choral, ... and with inspiring, heartfelt lyrics to boot! read more

Higher Ground

Higher Ground

This music is a celebration of life. A touching depth and rich range of experience are expressed on a broad palate of sound, ranging from nature sounds, acoustic guitar & ethnic drums, to sweet flutes & violin. read more

Closer To Home

Closer To Home

This music is rich and varied, from thoughtful love songs to blues and island beat tunes. Steel drums, marimba, cajon and ethnic drums add color and spice throughout the album. Inspiring and fun, this music is food for the soul. read more

The Journey

The Journey

Refreshing, vibrant and joyful, this music features acoustic guitar, woven with harmonica, congas, bass, rich vocals and soothing harmonies. Lyrical and musically rich. read more