GARDNER / JAMES – Synergy (2020)

Synergy” is the title of the new album from GARDNER / JAMES, the collaborative project between former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner and her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO.
The couple previously collaborated on Janet’s first two solo albums, 2018’s “Janet Gardner” and 2019’s “Your Place In The Sun”. As much as I loved these Janet solo albums she created with Justin – these really do contain some of the most enjoyable Hard Rock I’ve heard in the last few years – but this third release, this time billed as GARDNER / JAMES, remarkably is the best yet.
Is this the best music Gardner has released since Vixen? Yes, and more, it’s one of the best and most complete rock album you’ll hear this year.
HIGHLY Recommended

JANET GARDNER (Vixen) – Your Place In The Sun (2019)

All songs in “Your Place In The Sun” delivers a different flavor, all in the classic way, and all juicy, claiming for a ‘repeat’ button.
This current decade Janet Gardner reinvented herself, and damn, she’s at her peak. You’ll return to this CD over and over again, believe me.
For me, one of the best albums of the year so far.

JANET GARDNER (Vixen) – Janet Gardner (2017)

JANET GARDNER (Vixen) – Janet Gardner (2017)

A solo album wasn’t necessarily part of JANET GARDNER‘s master career plan. But a glut of material the Vixen frontwoman wrote with her husband, guitarist / producer Justin James (Tyketto), made her self-titled effort – coming out Friday, August 18 – inevitable. “It sort of happened honestly,” Gardner said. “We set up a studio in our new house and we...