Annual Steel Guitar
Convention Cruise

Featured Players, Vendors & Activities

Janet Lynn Wise

Janet Lynn started learning the steel guitar at 28 years of age, later than most players.

Her first teacher was Jody Sanders on Saturday mornings at Clyde’s Music in Lake Jackson, MS. From there she attended Jeffran College with Jeff Newman and Buddy Emmons. She had the opportunity through the years to study with Bobby Garrett, Maurice Anderson, Doug Jernigan, and currently with Jody Cameron, our newest Hall of Fame member of the Texas Steel Guitar Association.

Janet received the TSGA Honorable Mention player of the year in 1991, 1992, and 1993. She was voted Steel Guitar Player of the year in 1994 by the TSGA.

For her efforts in promoting the steel guitar in 1999 she received the TSGA Presidents Award by then President Charlie Norris. Along with her husband Jim they received the 2016 Presidents Award from the current President Albert Talley for their support in the steel community.

Through the years, Janet has played in several local bands. She plays shows throughout the year in Phoenix, Dallas, Siloam Springs, AR., Tulsa, Branson, Baxter Springs KS., Gulfport, MS., and now the new Steel Guitar Cruise.

Early on Janet recorded two projects titled “Rainbows and Roses” and “Texas Steel Guitar and Cowgirls” Her last project that she produced was “Last call for the Alter,” with two originals “Aubrey’s Prayer” and “Last call for the Alter,” the only vocals sung by Janet.

This journey would not have been possible if not for the encouragement of her husband Jim.

We hope you enjoy the heartfelt music that Janet is bringing to you.