At 8 years old, he built himself an electric guitar from a front porch step. At age 10 his sister gave him a guitar which she no longer plays, he will learn by himself without classes or lessons, the first 3 or 4 years he played with his guitar tuned in his own way, 'cause he don't know the standard tuning. A friend will come later to show him. Teenager, he set up groups with friends.
Some years later he finds himself in Montreal, where he met a lot of musicians. He's part of the Blues scene for 15 years.
He participated on the JD Slim's album to be released in 2012. He also played with Bharath and The Rhythm Four during the summer of 2009, which gave him the privilege
to recorded with Junior Watson and Bob Corritore (two big stars of the U.S. West Coast) for a CD to come. He was the one-man-band in Gangsters of Love wich their album "Old School Blues, Swamp,
Booze, and Gumbo" was nominated for the "2006 Lys Blues".
Over the last fifteen years, Louis Janelle played guitar with many local bands and seasoned musicians. He first played with Mojo Blues, fronted by Kevin-Mark, switching to bass for Pat Loiselle and the Kitchen Shakers, opening for Dutch Mason at the Joliette Blues Festival in 1997. He then was involved in many shows, a few Après-Blues at the Café Campus, and the Festival de Blues de Saint-Hyacinthe.
LJBB play a lot and did festivals like October Blues, Blues St-Fortunat et Sutton en Blues.
Louis Janelle’s repertoire relies mostly on Swamp Blues (Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo, Lightnin 'Slim, Guitar Gable, etc.) and Chicago Blues (Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, etc.) but also on some Swing, R&B and Latin rhythms.
The band offers a varied and personal interpretation of old favorites as well of some obscure gems. Inspired by the wide variety of styles and atmospheres.