The Jansen SistersDriven to raise money to go to Disney Land as elementary school kids, the JansenSisters began singing publicly on the streets of Calgary, armed with their City of Calgary Busking license and accompanied by their Dad on guitar.

At the age of 14, Cassidy taught herself to play guitar and the siblings ousted their Dad from the band. In just three years, Cassidy, Micah and Alixx have incorporated the ukulele, mandolin, cajon, upright bass and most recently the banjo into their repertoire.

Originally the band sang songs crafted by their parents but recently they have been penning their own songs. They sing songs that reflect their family, faith, and friendships.

Their most notable achievements to date are having won the $1000 Grand Prize for the 18 and Under Originals in Long and McQuade’s 2013 national Head-to-Head Music Showdown and being runner’s up for the 2014 Calgary Folk Festival Song writing Contest in the Sonic Youth division. You can check out their EP on Bandcamp.