Honeycomb Music is incredibly proud to present poet, artist, and performer Janine Lyon's debut album, entitled "Epiphany." Janine Lyons has made indelible marks in music, poetry and spoken word, releasing work independently for years. She was first featured on Honeycomb Music's free full-length poetry album as part of Raw Honey Poets. Their collective album, "Happy," featured a sensational sisterhood of poets and spoken word artists. Josh and Janine continued recording and collaborating after the release of "Happy," which culminated in the release of "I Need to Dance," a deeply meaningful masterpiece! Following the success of "I Need to Dance," Janine and Josh released the fantastic "Forbidden Song," another deeply provocative tune that further compelled them to record together more. Through several recording sessions, "Epiphany" was born. Janine Lyons delivers a stellar and powerful poetry album, exploring topics of police brutality, women's rights and racism. In terms of the music, Josh Milan beautifully showcases Janine's vocals while spotlighting his own musical virtuosity. Jazz, R&B, Soul and Dance music rhythms comprise the sounds of "Epiphany" - a perfect compliment to Janine's fiery performance. "Epiphany" is an awakening experience and her accompanying publishing release "Epiphany: Parts of Me... A Poetic Experience" further highlights Janine's work with pictures, musings and moments.
All spoken word written and performed by Janine Q. Lyons, unless otherwise noted.
All music written and produced by Josh Milan.
"The Road Not Taken" was written by Robert Frost. Public Domain.
Recorded and mixed by Josh Milan at Honeycomb Music Studios in East Stroudsburg, PA.
Mastered by Adam Cruz at EbbnFlow Studios in Bloomfield, NJ.
All songs published by Janine Q Lyons (BMI) and Josh Milan Songs (BMI).
Photography by Angela Altus.
Cover art design by Adam Cruz.
Executive Produced by Josh Milan and Adam Cruz.
I want to Thank God
And my beautiful Mom, Queen Esther Lyons
For Loving me unconditionally
I want to Thank Josh Milan
For this amazing opportunity
For believing from the beginning
I had a voice that needed to be heard
You could have worked with so many artists
I feel blessed beyond words
Thank You for including me into your Honeycomb Family
Feeling so blessed to be a HoneyBee
Thank You to Adam Cruz for all that you do
Keeping this dope ship afloat
You are the glue!
Thank You to Amanda for your help and the wonderful interview
Questions & Artists, yet another platform to share myself with all of you
I want to Thank all of my amazing Friends and Family
Who encourage and support me in what I do
And to my Ride or Dies
You know who you are from day one
Always told me I was a star
Some have showed up at every performance
Without even being asked
It does not go unnoticed that you have my back
For being an ear when I'm writing a new piece
For your creative input and critique
It has all helped and inspired me to be better
I want to Thank all of the DJ's for playing my songs over the years
My poems are an open book of my blood, sweat and tears
In particular I'd like to Thank Mr. Louie Vega for giving my song a chance
Because we all Need To Dance...
This has been the most beautiful journey
And I Thank You ALL for traveling with me
Life is full of Epiphanies
We just have to listen
And sometimes the answer comes before the question
We're always right where we're supposed to be
I would like to give a special Thank You to Ms. Pearlina Thomas for all that you do with Love for my mom.
A special shout out to my sisters: Brenda Ragland, Beverly "Sher" Bradley, La Shanda Pringle, Sweet T Ali and My Uncle Roland Lyon for all that you do to keep me encouraged and supported.
I would also like to Thank and give a shout out to DJ Pookey of New Beginnings for his continued encouragement and support.
Thank you to Chuck Moore for his continued support.