Jana Pochop (yes, the \'h\' is silent) was born on a cold, November day in South Dakota and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This may explain why Jana gravitates toward furnaces, coffee houses, tube amps, and other warm things. Now she is a performing singer-songwriter in Austin, Texas who has set out to prove that a history degree does not mean certain professional death if she turns it into useful songwriting fodder. Jana\'s been changing her strings a lot this past year with residencies at various Austin venues, sharing the stage with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, and touring the U.S. with CMA Songwriter of the Year Susan Gibson. Jana\'s new EP, \'The Early Year,\' was produced by Daniel Barrett from Austin band porterdavis. And yes, she did play all the instruments on it. She blogs furiously at janapochop.com.