Jandek is the musical project of Sterling Smith, an outsider musician who operates out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek has self-released
over 70 albums of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk and blues songs without ever granting more than the occasional interview or
providing any biographical information. Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal form of folk and blues music, often using
an open and unconventional chord structure. Jandek's music is unique, but the lyrics closely mirror the country blues and folk traditions of East
Texas. The name "Jandek" is most commonly used to refer specifically to the project.