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Guestlisted Guitar Lesson : Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom  Lessons on Song Craft
Guestlisted Guitar Lesson : Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom Lessons on Song Craft
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: Boston Herald
Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) [1997]
Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) [1997]
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: What's for afters?
Porchlight by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Porchlight by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: SuperStinkydog
Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) - Hardly Getting Over It (Hüsker Dü cover)
Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) - Hardly Getting Over It (Hüsker Dü cover)
Published: 2014/04/09
Channel: Mondo Twang
"Everything Flows" (acoustic) - Bill Janovitz [Teenage Fanclub cover]
"Everything Flows" (acoustic) - Bill Janovitz [Teenage Fanclub cover]
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: Casey Brown
Bill Janovitz - Noon Hill (Demo)
Bill Janovitz - Noon Hill (Demo)
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: TheRightEarOfNash
Bill Janovitz - Lonesome Billy
Bill Janovitz - Lonesome Billy
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Ivan Strøm
Bill Janovitz "Long Island"
Bill Janovitz "Long Island"
Published: 2013/03/12
Channel: Bill Janovitz
Bill Janovitz "Minneapolis"
Bill Janovitz "Minneapolis"
Published: 2010/03/09
Channel: masorad
Bill Janovitz & Crown Victoria - Almost Beating
Bill Janovitz & Crown Victoria - Almost Beating
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: masorad
Bill Janovitz     "Larry"    &    "I
Bill Janovitz "Larry" & "I'm Allowed"
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: john doherty
Bill Janovitz - Taillights Fade (Live at The Paradise 3-18-17)
Bill Janovitz - Taillights Fade (Live at The Paradise 3-18-17)
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: AMConcerts
BILL JANOVITZ  "HECKSCHER PARK"
BILL JANOVITZ "HECKSCHER PARK"
Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: Robert Greim
Bill Janovitz & Friends, Stay With Me
Bill Janovitz & Friends, Stay With Me
Published: 2008/11/16
Channel: sadiemaeglutz00
BILL JANOVITZ    "LONG ISLAND"
BILL JANOVITZ "LONG ISLAND"
Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: Robert Greim
Bill Janovitz    "Thirty Days"   ( Chuck Berry cover and tribute)
Bill Janovitz "Thirty Days" ( Chuck Berry cover and tribute)
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: john doherty
Bill Janovitz - Oliver
Bill Janovitz - Oliver's Army
Published: 2008/07/04
Channel: sadiemaeglutz00
UNCUT Guestlisted Guitar: Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom Lessons Song Craft
UNCUT Guestlisted Guitar: Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom Lessons Song Craft
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: Boston Herald
Bill Janovitz solo acoustic "Larry" Hotel Cafe 12-16-16
Bill Janovitz solo acoustic "Larry" Hotel Cafe 12-16-16
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Aaron Auerbach
Bill Janovitz - Atlantic City
Bill Janovitz - Atlantic City
Published: 2010/07/20
Channel: hmc1410
Interview with Rolling Stones Author Bill Janovitz
Interview with Rolling Stones Author Bill Janovitz
Published: 2013/10/22
Channel: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Atlantic by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Atlantic by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: SuperStinkydog
FavOor-ites: Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) in De Laatste Show
FavOor-ites: Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) in De Laatste Show
Published: 2011/03/04
Channel: krijnoor
Man Out of Time (Elvis Costello cover) Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Man Out of Time (Elvis Costello cover) Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Published: 2011/09/01
Channel: SuperStinkydog
Bill Janovitz & Crown Victoria - My Radio
Bill Janovitz & Crown Victoria - My Radio
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: masorad
Bill Janovitz - Torch Singer
Bill Janovitz - Torch Singer
Published: 2010/07/20
Channel: hmc1410
Bill Janovitz/Eddie Vedder-Taillights Fade
Bill Janovitz/Eddie Vedder-Taillights Fade
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: towjon
Like Shadows by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Like Shadows by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Published: 2012/01/03
Channel: SuperStinkydog
Taillights Fade by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Taillights Fade by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Published: 2012/01/02
Channel: SuperStinkydog
Here I Come by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Here I Come by Bill Janovitz at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Published: 2012/01/02
Channel: SuperStinkydog
Tanya Donelly w/ Bill Janovitz 11/15/16
Tanya Donelly w/ Bill Janovitz 11/15/16
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Paul B.
Bill Janovitz      "Taillights Fade"
Bill Janovitz "Taillights Fade"
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: john doherty
Best Route
Best Route
Published: 2013/08/31
Channel: Bill Janovitz
Dig Me Out Podcast: #201  Interview with Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom
Dig Me Out Podcast: #201 Interview with Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom
Published: 2014/11/23
Channel: digmeoutpodcast
Bill Janovitz with Rusty Scott Quartet at Redstar Union 10/18/12 - My Funny Valentine
Bill Janovitz with Rusty Scott Quartet at Redstar Union 10/18/12 - My Funny Valentine
Published: 2012/10/19
Channel: Paul B.
BUFFALO TOM
BUFFALO TOM'S BILL JANOVITZ LIVE AT TOAD- TANGERINE
Published: 2008/07/19
Channel: WIGGUMS
Buffalo Tom interview - Bill Janovitz (part 1)
Buffalo Tom interview - Bill Janovitz (part 1)
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: FaceCulture
Tanya Donelly, Bill Janovitz & Mike Gent - Stop Dragin
Tanya Donelly, Bill Janovitz & Mike Gent - Stop Dragin' My Heart Around (HSCM 2012)
Published: 2012/01/19
Channel: SteveLatham
Porchlight
Porchlight
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: Bill Janovitz
Bill Janovitz - Atlantic City
Bill Janovitz - Atlantic City
Published: 2008/06/24
Channel: sadiemaeglutz00
Bill Janovitz-Taillights Fade (Boston Stands ACLU Event 3-18-17)
Bill Janovitz-Taillights Fade (Boston Stands ACLU Event 3-18-17)
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: sassysb19
BILL JANOVITZ "IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE" LIVE AT TOAD
BILL JANOVITZ "IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE" LIVE AT TOAD
Published: 2008/06/22
Channel: WIGGUMS
"Bring It On Home To Me" (acoustic) - Bill Janovitz [Sam Cooke cover]
"Bring It On Home To Me" (acoustic) - Bill Janovitz [Sam Cooke cover]
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: Casey Brown
Bill Janovitz - Long Island
Bill Janovitz - Long Island
Published: 2008/06/24
Channel: sadiemaeglutz00
Like Shadows (Bill Janovitz cover)
Like Shadows (Bill Janovitz cover)
Published: 2013/07/01
Channel: glenberube
Buffalo Tom interview - Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn (part 1)
Buffalo Tom interview - Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn (part 1)
Published: 2011/04/01
Channel: FaceCulture
Best Kept Secret by Bill Janovitz (Pete Day Cover)
Best Kept Secret by Bill Janovitz (Pete Day Cover)
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Peter Day
BILL JANOVITZ
BILL JANOVITZ
Published: 2008/06/22
Channel: WIGGUMS
Bill Janovitz - Act Nice & Gentle 10.9.08 Lizard Lounge
Bill Janovitz - Act Nice & Gentle 10.9.08 Lizard Lounge
Published: 2008/10/11
Channel: sadiemaeglutz00
Bill Janovitz/Eddie Vedder-Waiting on a Friend
Bill Janovitz/Eddie Vedder-Waiting on a Friend
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: towjon
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Bill Janovitz
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Background information
Born (1966-06-03) June 3, 1966 (age 51)
Origin Huntington, NY
Genres Alternative rock, power pop
Occupation(s) Musician, writer
Years active 1987–present
Website BillJanovitz.com

Bill Janovitz (born June 3, 1966)[1][2] is an American musician and writer.[3] He is the singer, guitarist, and songwriter of alternative rock band Buffalo Tom, and has also released three solo albums. Janovitz has written extensively for Allmusic, authored the Exile on Main St. book for the 33⅓ series, and contributed to Boston Magazine, the Boston Phoenix, and Post Road magazine.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After enrolling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Janovitz formed Buffalo Tom with fellow students Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis. A friendship with J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. helped the band's career to take off, with Mascis producing the band's first two albums to critical acclaim. Commercial success followed with their subsequent records as the band developed a fanbase both at home and abroad.

In 1997, Janovitz released the solo album Lonesome Billy, with help from Joey Burns and John Convertino of Giant Sand and Calexico, utilising unused Buffalo Tom songs to form the bulk of the album.

During Buffalo Tom's long hiatus after Smitten in 1998, Bill worked with keyboardist Phil Aiken and Chris Toppin and released the album Up Here in 2001.[5]

He continued to work with Aiken and released the album Fireworks on TV! as Crown Victoria (also including Tom Polce on drums and Josh Lattanzi on bass) in 2004.

Bill took many of the songs he wrote with his bar-band/side project The Bathing Beauties (featuring Tanya Donelly of Belly, Dean Fisher, Phil Aiken, Chris Toppin and Paul Kolderie) and put out a CD under the name Show People with Toppin.

Beginning in November 2008, Bill, as part of his Part Time Man of Rock blog, started a Cover of the Week project, featuring new recording of cover songs along with lengthy essays detailing his relationship with each of the songs. Some of these articles detail Bill's career in music, but many connect deeply to his personal life.

Janovitz's book Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones was released in July 2013.[6]

Personal life and family[edit]

Bill has a younger brother Paul, who founded the band Cold Water Flat.

Solo discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bracy, Timothy. "Bill Janovitz on the Temperament of the Red Sox Fan Over Time". The L Magazine. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bill Janovitz [Artist25802]". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rocks Off". MacMillan. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bill Janovitz". MacMillan. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Deming, Mark. "AllMusic Review Up Here". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Beaudoin, Jedd. "'Rocks Off' Offers a Compelling Glimpse at the Life of the Stones". PopMatters. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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