Pearl Janis Joplin Show
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:00 pm
The Janis Joplin Show, live @ VT LIVE
Relive the passion that is Pearl: The Australian Janis Joplin Show.
Bringing audiences, the songs, the music, and the story behind the woman that was, Janis.
Featuring Jewels Steele & her band Pearl, plus special guest Ned Branchi
Level 1 180 Lygon St. Carlton
$13.50 + bf
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Great American Music Hall presents
Celebrating the life of Sam Andrew
Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
Sam Andrew was one of the Sixties pioneers of "The San Francisco Sound." As guitar player/singer and musical director of Big Brother & The Holding Company, he molded that sound which surrounded Janis Joplin in her rise to international acclaim. Of his early compositions, Call on Me and Combination of the Two have been two of Big Brother's most enduring classic tracks. In 1968, Andrew (and Janis) left Big Brother for nine months to form the Kozmic Blues Band.
Big Brother and the Holding Company reunited in 1987, and has continued to thrill audiences around the globe ever since. During the 1990s, in addition to touring with Big Brother, Andrew was involved with his solo project, The Sam Andrew Band. He was also Music Director of the musical "Love, Janis," based on the life of Janis Joplin.
After battling numerous ailments for over ten weeks, Sam passed away on February 12th.
Join Sam's family and friends in saluting this wonderful talent and exceptional man.
John Cooke, former road manager for Big Brother, will share some special Sam memories and a rare 60s film of the band. Music will be performed by George Michalski, The Sixties All Stars (Sam's musical contemporaries), and Big Brother & The Holding Company.
The 60s All Stars:
Barry "The Fish" Melton - from Country Joe & The Fish
Peter Albin - from Big Brother & The Holding Company
Banana - from The Youngbloods
Roy Blumenfeld - from The Blues Project
Kurt Huget, Bill Laymon, Roy Schmall - from The Sam Andrew Band
Snooky Flowers - from The Kozmic Blues Band (with Janis Joplin)
David & Linda Laflamme - from It's A Beautiful Day
David Aguilar - from Norton Buffalo and numerous bands with Sam Andrew
Brad Jenkins - ace saxophone player who has played with numerous well known bands
Special Benefit for Sam Andrew
Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Melbourne Australia - Special benefit for Sam Andrew - by Aussie 60's Greats Blackfeather, Spectrum and guests with Jewels's Pearl: Janis Joplin SHOW - Thursday 19 March, 7:30pm, at < Eddies > 168 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin Victoria - TIX - (03) 95322775 - all proceeds to Sam's medical expense fund
“...as San Francisco braces itself on the passing of one of their own, Australia also mourns him - Sam Andrew - a trail blazer to the 60’s San Francisco sound - founding guitarist at Big Brother and the Holding Company and musical collaborator to the illustrious Janis Joplin - is paid tribute by some of Australia’s 60’s legendary bands Blackfeather, Spectrum, and guests.. including Jewels's Pearl - The Ultimate Janis Joplin Show for a night-benefit of ‘what might have been’ - towards the memory of our friend, musician-mate and mentor Sam Andrew - Thursday 19 March, 7:30pm, at Eddies 168 Chesterville Road, Moorabbin Victoria - TIX - (03) 95322775 - all proceeds to Sam's medical expense and memorial fund
NB: San Francisco & Melbourne are sister-cities.. as are Melbourne & Thessaloniki ...we were to tour all with Sam. THIS event reflects the brother-sister relationship we all had, with Sam and fits well... under that banner… XO