Vocalist Janet Rutland is a long time fixture in the Mid America music and theatre scene with club, theater, and concert hall performances in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.
Her repertoire ranges from vintage jazz to country and pop standards with the emphasis on the Great American Songbook. For over a decade she has produced and starred in cabaret shows for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s annual SummerStage festival, usually focusing on the work of America’s great songwriters, including Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin. For several seasons she played the lead in the American Theatre Company’s “Always…Patsy Cline.”
Rutland appears with piano or guitar accompaniment or with a combo. She also is available for “I Fall to Pieces – a Celebration of Legendary Nashville Songwriters Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard,” a two act concert along with a four piece combo featuring Shelby Eicher on fiddle, guitar and vocals (he is the leader of the popular Western swing band Tulsa Playboys) along with Spencer Sutton on the piano, Rodney Lay, a 2017 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee, on bass and Jared Johnson on drums. This concert includes 25 songs, all top ten on the Billboard charts and all immediately recognizable.