Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

”Janice Deardorff has been a performer at the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering for many years.  She has performed as a Participating and as a Featured artist at our headline events.  Janice is a very popular artist not only with our Gathering but in the local schools where she has performed for students inspiring them to write poetry.

Janice has graciously assisted us several times due to last minute cancellations.  Her enthusiasm and talent are always a welcome addition to our Gathering family.

I highly recommend Janice as a western artist for any event.  She is a crowd pleaser and a delight to work with.  The Gathering would be honored to have her perform anytime.”
Nancy Fusco, Co-Chair-Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering


House Concert Recommendation
It is my pleasure to highly recommend Janice Deardorff as a “House Concert” Performer. I recently had a “House Concert” with Janice and it was wonderful. She is a talented singer and songwriter, but more than that, she’s warm and friendly and totally connects with the audience. There were about 30 folks attending and I think each and every one of them joined in the singing, when invited to sing a long—and they sounded pretty good! It was truly an FUN evening!
Totsie Slover
The Real West from the Old West
AM 1230 KOTS, Deming, NM

Western and Gospel Concerts

I am pleased to highly recommend Janice King Deardorff to provide Western and Gospel concerts to church and faith based organizations and retreats! We recently hosted Janice in concert for our Black Hawk Community Church in Black Hawk South Dakota where she performed her original and traditional Western and Cowgirl Christian songs to a nearly packed house. Janice is a gifted singer and guitarist and she has a gift for connecting with the audience that lets them live the Western way of life as she sings of horses, the West, and our Creator. Janice is an excellent worship leader as well. Before, during, and after her concert her warm and friendly smile and conversation engaged our folks at a personal level, which they loved! Our folks have been talking for weeks about how much they enjoyed hearing and meeting Janice, and her song “The First Song I Sing” is now one of the worship songs we sing in our worship services. Jill and I (Allen & Jill Kirkham – KirkhamMusic) are proud to have shared the stage with this amazing Western Christian artist and our good friend!

Sierra Vista Boys and Girls Club ~ Bud’s Ranch Days

Hosted by Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation

“I have seen Janice Deardorff in action on several occasions – western party, trail ride, steak dinner, youth events, etc. Janice is an excellent entertainer in every setting. However, she is exceptional when it comes to interacting with children regarding western song/cowboy style. Her passion for the cowboy way, love for the children, and education through music blend to create an atmosphere where the kids have so much fun that they don’t realize they are learning.

Janice presented cowboy music and poetry to youth from the Sierra Vista Boys and Girls Club during Bud’s Ranch Days hosted by Horse’n Around Rescue at the Single Star Ranch. Her gentle approach directed the kids’ attention to the task breaking down teenage inhibitions and building relationships with the subject of the song. Her beautiful voice, quick wit, and enthusiasm set the stage for participation, creativity, and learning. In just a few minutes she had teenagers making up new verses to songs describing experiences they had on the ranch that very morning. Janice, her beautiful voice, and gentle spirit brought a memorable flare to this event. The kids asked if she was coming back!”

Theresa Warrell, President and Co-Founder
Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation


“The Smithsonian Museum on Main St. Event “
“I want to thank you again for entertaining at the Journey Stories Celebration, here in Sonoita. AZ. You were great and the audience loved your songs. Thank you also for the CD. I have been playing it in the car and enjoying it immensely. Hope to cross paths again soon.
~Betty Barr – Event Planner for  “The Smithsonian Museum on Main St. Event “

Park West Mobile Home Estates  ~ Tucson, AZ

Janice Deardorff  was the highlight of our Western Evening.  She gave us a warm, upbeat performance after our Chuck wagon potluck. Her caring,engaging personality shines through in her music.  She sang some familiar western songs and her own  delightful original music.  Her love for the West and horses makes her music rich and soul felt. Her song books for a sing-a-long  gave a nice ending to the evening. I highly recommend Janice Deardorff for a program.

Kathleen Reeve,

Park West Mobile Home Estates.line

Barry & Victoria Ward with Kevin & Janice Deardorff

Barry & Victoria Ward with Kevin & Janice Deardorff

Barry Ward – Western Entertainer

“Her spiritually beautiful voice, along with her solid and sustaining guitar accompaniment, invites the listener to ride alongside her into her love of the West. Janice’s original songs allow the lyrics to be easily interpreted into visual awakenings of the mind, the soul, and the heart! She is a real treat!”

Barry Ward