September 16, 2015 • Martyrs', Chicago, IL
It is not possible to overstate the impact of Janis Joplin. She came along in an era when female singers were expected to sound pretty, and chose instead to be gritty and raw. She entered an industry in which women sang songs that were more often than not written for them by men and produced by men, and chose instead to find the personal emotional truth at the heart of the words she sang.
For our next performance, Great Moments in Vinyl relives two of the most powerful recordings from Janis Joplinʼs career: Cheap Thrills, her final collaboration with San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and her posthumously released second solo album, Pearl.