Love and music found them at Lizzie Street and now they sing the nostalgic and comforting sounds of classic country. Dan and Jo Ellen are singer/songwriters making music in the heart of Texas and beyond. Her Louisiana upbringing adds blues to the twang in her soaring vocals which combine beautifully with Dan’s baritone and skill as a musician.
Jo Ellen Lyons started singing publicly after she turned 50, launching out without the first clue about music at all. She just knew there was a stage waiting for her. A friend asked "Who do you want to sing for?" and she soon realized a deep desire to “sing for the troops” and has been pursuing that goal ever since.
A versatile vocalist, Jo Ellen sings sultry love songs, standards and soulful blues. She jokes that her early influences were Roger Miller and "Fiddler on the Roof", but her years in New Orleans definitely infuse her interpretations of classics with the heat of the Big Easy. With her family's roots being in Texas and her father's love of Marty Robbins, she also brings a strong and wistful twang to the country songs. Her charismatic presence keeps the crowd engaged, while her powerful voice has the wry whimsy of Ella Fitzgerald and modern resonance of Adele. Her sassy originals are winning her a faithful following and she brings the soul and sassiness of her New Orleans upbringing to the stage.