Jana Mougin (Jana Dolakova) oversees media relations for Dark Shadow Recording (DSR), an independent Nashville, Tenn., area record label.
Jana holds a master’s degree in audio-visual media journalism from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and worked for two years in the documentary department of Slovak National Television.
A classically trained singer, Jana fell in love with bluegrass music when she was 15. In 1993, she joined the band Fragment as lead vocalist, later becoming the group’s bassist. During her 12 years with the band, Fragment recorded eight albums and toured extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. They also garnered several awards, including first place at 1998 SPBGMA International Band Contest in Vienna, Austria; 2004 #1 European Band at the European World Of Bluegrass in Voorthuisen, Netherlands; the 1999 & 2000 Slovak Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist Of The Year; and 1995, 1997-98 & 2000 Bluegrass Association Of The Czech Republic Female Vocalist Of The Year. The band still does reunion shows as scheduling permits.
In 2006, Jana married Stephen Mougin, guitarist with the Sam Bush Band, and made a permanent move to the U.S. The couple founded DSR in 2009, focused on releasing fine bluegrass music and instructional material.
In addition to managing radio publicity, social media, and music video production for DSR, Jana moonlights as a studio vocalist. Her vocals can be heard on albums from Becky Buller, Breaking Grass, Rick Lang, April Verch, the Daughters Of Bluegrass, Rick Faris, Nedski&Mojo just to name a few.
LEAD, HARMONY VOCALS, BASS
Fragment: “Sunday Afternoon” (1994), UMG Records
Fragment: “Sny” (1995), Popron
Fragment & Jana Dolakova: “Little Dreams” (1995) – EP, Popron
Fragment: “One Of These Days” (1998), Fragment in collaboration with Gnosis Brno
Fragment: Fragment 2000 , (2000) Hicon
Fragment: “Waiting For Summer” (2002) Hicon
Fragment: “Meant To Be” (2003) Velvet Music
Fragment: “The Way To Your Heart” (2005) Velvet Music
Fragment: “Live At Leatherwood’s” (2005), Granite Productions
10 Jaar Live Boet'n Deure Poolshoogte Odoorn (CD, Album, Comp) (2008)
European World Of Bluegrass 2004 (CD, Comp)Strictly Country Records SCR-A18
European World Of Bluegrass 2005 (CD, Comp) Strictly Country Records SCR-60
Rick Lang: “Little Did They Know” (feat. Jana Mougin), single (2011),
Breaking Grass: “Witches Of Harlan” from the album “Running With The Moon”, Rural Rhythm (2012)
The Daughters of Bluegrass: "Let Me Fly Low" from the album compilation "Picking Like A Girl" (2013)
Rick Lang: “Angels From On High” and “Prepare A Place For Him” from the album ‘'That’s What I Love About Christmas”, (2014), RLM Records
￼Cages Bend: “Now I’m Lonely”, (2007), Cages Bend
￼April Verch: “Steal The Blue”, (2008) Slab Town Records
Flatpicking Bluegrass (CD, Comp) FGM Records FGM-128 (2009)
Nedski & Mojo - Nothing More (CD, Album) (2010)Dark Shadow Recording
￼Becky Buller: “Tween Earth and Sky”, (2014) Dark Shadow Recording
￼Becky Buller: “Crêpe Paper Heart”, (2018) Dark Shadow Recording
Rick Faris: "Breaking In Lonesome" (2019) Dark Shadow Recording