Beazley, Janet


  • From San Juan Capistrano, California. Originally from Bakersfield.
  • Plays banjo with Chris Stuart and Backcountry and performs in a duo with Chris Stuart (Stuart and Beazley).
  • Formerly played banjo with Copperline (with Eric Uglum).
  • Has a Ph.D in early music performance. She teaches music history and music appreciation at UC Irvine, USC’s Thornton School of Music and UC Riverside.
  • Also plays flute, recorder, and historic guitars.
  • 2005, released first solo project 5 South (Backcountry Music).