in Billings, Pope Jane has been gracing area
stages -- as well as garnering national attention
-- for the past 5 years. Pope Jane is a powerful,
pop/alternative trio. Danielle Egnew is the
group's leader, as well as vocalist and guitarist.
Holly Hoagland plays bass, and Kristen Coyner
embodies the Montana entrepreneurial spirit.
In addition to her writing and production talents,
Danielle also formed an ASCAP-affiliated music
publishing company. Hoagland is a diverse musician,
with interests in trumpet and keyboards. Holly
won the National Bass Showdown, with her unique
approach to the five-string bass. Coyner was
graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle,
with a degree in music and video business. Kristen
is a prolific songwriter, although Pope Jane
performs few of her works. Her songs are decidedly
country, and not a perfect fit with Pope Jane's
Jane's first CD sold-out the first three pressings
when originally released. The group followed
that up with a new CD last December, "Relief."
The first single, "Rain," has been
receiving airplay on regional pop radio stations.