Janel Munoa was raised on land where Earth swallows rusted pick-up trucks. Her childhood home leans against dark Oak forests at the edge of her tribes Reservation in Southern California. Janel’s roots burrow deep into that soil, strengthened through her tribal family within the Luiseno Mission Indians.
As a child, Janel remembers stealing her older brothers mixed tapes and leaning into a handful of her parent’s records. These moments crammed her impressionable mind with Punk Rock, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Stevie Wonder. This Storm of influence whirled into her young brain while she happily created stories, art, and music in the solitude of her bedroom.
Janel’s inner breath and outside singing voice vanished when she lost her mother at 17. It was many years before she found both of them together in the same place again. After a long road of unreleased albums, and resisting the temptation to abandon the call she heard from the stage, Janel has rediscovered her voice living in the forests of Western Massachusetts.
With her songwriting partner and husband, Janel Munoa delivers a debut album that finally answers the call with a full embrace.