Jandek is the musical project of an anonymous outsider musician who operates out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek has
self-released over 60albums of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk and blues songs without ever granting more than the
occasional interview or providing anybiographical information. Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal
form of folk and blues music, often using an open andunconventional 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 main—often sole—performer, rather than to the project.