A confident, and soulful record, Yes Man creatively mixes Ian’s deepest influences and experiences. It is a combination of singularly written songs, as well as collaborations with other great writers from across North America. The album includes co-writes with Andy Stochansky (Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, Shannon Noll), Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, James Bay, Christina Aguilera) Lee Ann and Daryl Burgess (Irma Thomas, Colin James, Patty Loveless) and iconic Canadian songwriter, Joel Plaskett.
The first single from the album, “Broken Record”, has been receiving regular play from CBC, Clic Franco, Sirius XM, and Stingray radio, and has kept Ian busy with interviews and in-studio performances.
This record is packed with great musical performances including: drummers John O’Reilly Jr. (Fun, Mandy Moore, Jason Mraz) and Jano Rix (Zack Brown Band, The Wood Brothers, Buddy Miller), bassist Nicholas D’Amato (Lizz Wright) and pedal steel from Russ Pahl (Elton John, Ray Lamontagne, John Hiatt). As usual Ian contributed all lead vocals, guitars and plenty of his own background vocals along with appearances from some of his favourite singers: Muzz Marshall, Reeny Smith and Owen Lee.
Maclean’s magazine named Ian one of 100 Canadians to watch, he has performed on the nationally televised ‘East Coast Music Awards’ show, CBC Radio’s ‘Canada Live’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. He has been nominated for 5 ECMA awards to date and won ‘record of the year” and the Music Nova Scotia Awards. His songs have been featured in Thom Fitzgerald’s internationally acclaimed film, The Event; CBC-TV drama, North/South; the Anchor Bay Entertainment picture, Hiding and the hit U.S Series “Nashville”
With Yes Man, Janes continues his pattern of consistently creating music with depth and musicality. Through every track you can clearly hear the confidence and individuality that comes from experience, combined with the fire and vitality of an artist at the top of his game.