Only my fellow West Virginians who were teenagers in the 1990s will truly understand the heart-fluttering excitement I felt when I read the following band name on the 2012 Live on the Levee lineup:
Yes, the Crazy Jane. Break out your flannel shirts people, it’s time to party like it’s…1994.
Live on the Levee‘s Stage Manager, Adam Harris, verifies that original Crazy Jane singer Karan Allen, guitarist Andy Park and drummer Mark Davis will indeed reunite on stage for the August 24th concert at Charleston’s Haddad Riverfront Park. The concert, like every Live on the Levee show, will be free and open to the public.
I won’t bore you with the details of all my Crazy Jane-related memories, but the two most memorable were going to one of their outdoor concerts with my bestfriend in high school (during which we discussed our mutual love for My So-Called Life) and seeing what was one of the band’s last live performances at Taylor Books in February, 2000 (on a date with the boy I would eventually marry).
A personal P.S.: I have Crazy Jane’s 1993 album Choice Oranges and their 2000 self-titled album, but I’m still looking for their 1996 album, Pilot.