Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock and roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the musical, A Night with Janis Joplin. Check it out live at ZACH Theatre this Wednesday, January 29th.
Janis Joplin didn’t merely possess a great instrument; she threw herself into every syllable, testifying from the very core of her being. She claimed the blues, soul, gospel, and rock with unquestionable authority and verve, fearlessly inhabiting psychedelic guitar jams, back-porch roots and everything in between. Her volcanic performances left audiences stunned and speechless, while her magnetism, world-wise demeanor, and flamboyant style shattered every stereotype about female artists—and essentially invented the “rock mama” paradigm.
Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and posthumously given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. But such honors only made official what rock fans already knew: that she was among the greatest, most powerful singers the form had ever known—and that she’d opened the door for countless artists across the musical spectrum.
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock and roll’s greatest legends.
Tickets to A Night with Janis Joplin start at $30.00 and are on sale now at www.zachtheatre.org. For additional information about the show, please visit www.anightwithjanisjoplin.com.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
202 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78704