Chicagoland singer/songwriter Kevin Janus first emerged onto the music scene in 2011 with a folk trio project called Man the Dial, combining songs he had written with his fellow band members James Young (Valaska) and Matt Holmes (Valaska) to comprise their debut album "Old Glow".
After crafting a larger sound for their follow up album in 2014, Man the Dial enlisted the services of Dave Valdez (Valaska) and Sam Brown (Laverne).
In 2019 Janus reunited with Holmes at his south-Chicago recording studio The Echo Mill to begin tracking his debut solo album "The Disposition of My Vital Organs". Over the course of two weeks, Janus provided the lyrics, vocals, and instrumentation for a collection of 12 original songs he'd been laboring over for almost a decade [excluding bass guitar, performed by Zach Porlier (Valaska)].
On "The Disposition of My Vital Organs", Janus provides a contemporary take on a classic folk sound with tracks featuring a broad range of flavors. From blistering guitars and crushing drums to fragile pianos alongside heartfelt ballads, Janus scrapes the bottom of his soul for each song's poetic lyrical accompaniment.
With high hopes in 2020, he takes his solo act to the road, simultaneously brewing up a new collection of material for his follow-up album set for a 2021 release.