Saving Jane

Saving Jane
Birth name
Marti Dodson

“Hey…do you know the words to Bobbi McGee?”

Through a haze of woodsmoke and woozy late night chorus, she almost didn’t hear the question.  But for some reason Marti Dodson sat back down at that campfire four years ago and made a new friend.

At the time, Marti was a college student at Ohio State University, where she sat in the back of her classes writing songs instead of taking notes.  She brought the words to life on the rooftop of her broken down apartment building, playing around with a cheap guitar and a beginner’s chordbook.

One summer night she ended up at a campfire party hosted by a local musician.  Self-conscious around the group of professional players, Marti was sitting quietly, listening to an incredible guitar player she had just met named Pat Buzzard.  It was almost time to go home when Marti’s girlfriend piped up, “She can sing”.