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Free Downloads

Yes, free MP3 and free sheet music (as in "Free Beer"!) in the spirit of the landmark article, "The Internet Debacle." Go ahead, download, listen, play! We promise not to sue you.*

Below you'll find links to download selected tracks, along with the discography links for the album they come from. Farther down you'll find free sheet music in PDF format. Yes, we know these are not super hi-fidelity MP3s...the idea is that you'll like these so much that you can't help but go to our Shopping Mall and buy the album or make a donation to the Pearl Foundation.

If your computer wants to play these automatically (or display the sheet music) when you click the download button, and you actually want to save them, try a "Right click > Save as" maneuver. That always works!

*Disclaimer from our legal department. We don't exactly promise not to sue you, but you have to do something really bad, unrelated to downloading our music from our web site, to get that sort of attention. Even then, we probably won't even bring up the whole "downloading" thing unless you really irritate us.

Joy is Like the Rain

From the audiobook, The Singer & The Song, by Miriam Therese Winter, narrated and sung by Janis Ian
Purchase the downloadable audio book at Audible.com
Purchase the CD audio book at Amazon.com

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Architect of All Creation

From the audiobook, The Singer & The Song, by Miriam Therese Winter, narrated and sung by Janis Ian
Purchase the downloadable audio book at Audible.com
Purchase the CD audio book at Amazon.com

Rude Girl Records
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Deirdre's Lament

From the forthcoming audiobook Stars: The Anthology
Song by Janis Ian & Michael Swanwick

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Welcome Home
(The Nebulas Song)

Unplugged
Deconstructed Lyrics

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Welcome Home
(The Nebulas Song)

With Band
Deconstructed Lyrics

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I Am The One in A 8va

From The Singer & The Song Audiobook

Digital Sheet Music
PDF Format

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I Am The One in A Concert Staff

From The Singer & The Song Audiobook

Digital Sheet Music
PDF Format

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I Am The One in A C

From The Singer & The Song Audiobook

Digital Sheet Music
PDF Format

Rude Girl Records
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Free is good, but think of the karmic benefits of taking the money that the above downloads would have cost at some other on-line music site, and then donating that money to a good cause. My gosh, a few of these and you're on the path to nirvana!

The link below can be used to pay for the music downloaded, or to make any other contribution to The Pearl Foundation. Donations are accepted via Paypal.

Every penny raised by these links benefits the Pearl Foundation.

OR...

Send us an email offering a donation in return for something special. (See the Pearl Foundation pages for more info!)

ALSO...

The Pearl Foundation / eBay Giving WorksIf you do business on eBay you can now add The Pearl Foundation to your list of supported charities through eBay Giving Works and donate a portion of your transaction. It's an easy way to contribute!

Or if you don't have a computer, you can send a check to:

The Pearl Foundation
PO Box 150099
Nashville TN 37215

(Please include a note explaining how you found that address without a computer and what exactly you are doing with MP3 files. Thank you.)

Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on March 17, 2015

  • Wed April 22 w/ Tom Paxton

    Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA

    Rio Theatre

    Santa Cruz, CA

    Phone: (866) 55-TICKETS

    Visit the venue's website

    Tom Paxton was at Janis' very first public show, at New York's famed Village Gate. Janis was just 13 years old. She received a standing ovation but since she was nervous and already headed back to her seat, she had no idea it was happening. (She also hadn't attended enough concerts to know that you were supposed to take an encore!) Tom, along with Lou Gossett Jr and a couple of other performers, urged her to "Go back, kid! Go back!"

    The show these two old friends put on, with the able assistance of multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Robin Bullock, is living proof that "The sum is greater than the parts." In addition to singing old favorites like "Ramblin' Boy" and "At 17", they sing one another's songs, add harmony and instrumentals, and share the stage for far too short a time.

    Don't miss it!

  • Thur Apr 23 w/ Tom Paxton

    City Winery (Napa), Napa, CA

    City Winery (Napa)

    Napa, CA

    Phone: (707) 260-1600

    Visit the venue's website

    Tom Paxton was at Janis' very first public show, at New York's famed Village Gate. Janis was just 13 years old. She received a standing ovation but since she was nervous and already headed back to her seat, she had no idea it was happening. (She also hadn't attended enough concerts to know that you were supposed to take an encore!) Tom, along with Lou Gossett Jr and a couple of other performers, urged her to "Go back, kid! Go back!"

    The show these two old friends put on, with the able assistance of multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Robin Bullock, is living proof that "The sum is greater than the parts." In addition to singing old favorites like "Ramblin' Boy" and "At 17", they sing one another's songs, add harmony and instrumentals, and share the stage for far too short a time.

    Don't miss it!

  • Fri Apr 24 w/ Tom Paxton

    Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA

    Center for the Arts

    Grass Valley, CA

    Phone: (530) 274-8384 x14

    Visit the venue's website

    Tom Paxton was at Janis' very first public show, at New York's famed Village Gate. Janis was just 13 years old. She received a standing ovation but since she was nervous and already headed back to her seat, she had no idea it was happening. (She also hadn't attended enough concerts to know that you were supposed to take an encore!) Tom, along with Lou Gossett Jr and a couple of other performers, urged her to "Go back, kid! Go back!"

    The show these two old friends put on, with the able assistance of multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Robin Bullock, is living proof that "The sum is greater than the parts." In addition to singing old favorites like "Ramblin' Boy" and "At 17", they sing one another's songs, add harmony and instrumentals, and share the stage for far too short a time.

    Don't miss it!

  • Sat Apr 25 2/ Tom Paxton

    Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA

    Freight & Salvage

    Berkeley, CA

    Phone: (510) 644-2020 Ext: 120

    Visit the venue's website

    Tom Paxton was at Janis' very first public show, at New York's famed Village Gate. Janis was just 13 years old. She received a standing ovation but since she was nervous and already headed back to her seat, she had no idea it was happening. (She also hadn't attended enough concerts to know that you were supposed to take an encore!) Tom, along with Lou Gossett Jr and a couple of other performers, urged her to "Go back, kid! Go back!"

    The show these two old friends put on, with the able assistance of multi-instrumentalistextraordinaire Robin Bullock, is living proof that "The sum is greater than the parts." In addition to singing old favorites like "Ramblin' Boy" and "At 17", they sing one another's songs, add harmony and instrumentals, and share the stage for far too short a time.
    Don't miss it!

  • Sun Apr 26 w/ Tom Paxton

    Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA

    Freight & Salvage

    Berkeley, CA

    Phone: 510-644-2020

    Visit the venue's website

    Second night added!

  • Wed Apr 29

    Tales From the Tavern, Santa Ynez, CA, N/A

    Tales From the Tavern

    Santa Ynez, CA, N/A

    Phone: 805-688-0383

    Visit the venue's website

    A return engagement, at Janis' request! We had the best time here a little while ago, and this promises to be just as much fun.

  • Thur April 30

    Tower Theatre, Fresno, CA

    Tower Theatre

    Fresno, CA

    Phone: (559)485-9050

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sat May 2

    AMSDconcerts at Sweetwater Union HS Theater, San Diego, CA

    AMSDconcerts at Sweetwater Union HS Theater

    San Diego, CA

    Phone: 619-303-8176

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sat July 18

    RiverSong Music Festival, Hutchinson, MN

    RiverSong Music Festival

    Hutchinson, MN

    Phone: (320) 587-2599

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis and RiverSong have been trying to find a date that works for years now - so glad this is finally happening! 

[full tour dates list]

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Society's Child Paperback Book

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Remember: Live 1977 Australia & Japan CD

Remember: Live 1977 Australia & Japan CD

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Best Of Janis Ian - The Autobiography Collection CD

Best Of Janis Ian:
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Live From Grand Center DVD

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