What was the most challenging part about being in the business?
I had some issues the first year of being on the music scene. I was being unfairly asked by a certain person to add his name to the copyright of songs that I had written alone. I was being strong-armed to do so. People do crazy things when they think someone is going to make it big. I was a newbie and didn't know if these demands were reasonable or insane. I did a lot of research and hired a music attorney to help me navigate. The demands were nowhere near reasonable. It was a heart breaking situation for me. This person has since apologized.
How did you push through that challenge?
I pushed through that challenge by learning all about the business of music. I realized that if I was going to make wise decisions as I rolled along, then I needed to be totally informed. I would never again let someone even slightly attempt to strong arm-me again as I would know the waters in which we swim.
What's one word you think people use to describe you?
What brought you to the Dayton area and why did you settle here?
I was raised here. I moved away to work in Lexington, Kentucky, then Columbus in television. I came back to Dayton to be with the man I married.
What is your favorite spot in Dayton?
Canal Street Tavern (now Canal Public House) has always been my favorite stage. I cut my teeth on that stage. Wiped off the egg from my face on the stage. Cried on that stage. Sold out the club from that stage. Saw the audience age with us and get smaller from that stage. A lot of history in that room for me.
What inspires you about Dayton?
The local songwriters inspire me. Their creativity and free spirits lift me up every time I get to do shows with them.
How do you see Dayton in 10 to 15 years?
I don't have a vision for Dayton's future, which is odd.
Want to see Jayne perform? Check out videos of her at Ghostlight Coffee (2013), the Fraze (2013), the Studio 89 Summer Concert Series (2007), 89.7 WNKU's Studio 89 (2007) and on Random Acts of Music (2007).
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