Local musicians pay tribute to Janis Joplin and James Taylor


Local musicians got together for a tribute night to some of their favourite ’70s icons at the Owl Acoustic LounJolene Draper  does her best Janis Joplin impersonation at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 4. Photo by Richard Ameryge, Saturday, May 4. While I missed Corduroy Brown’s version ofJames Taylor, I caught some of Gabe Thaine’s Cat Stevens.

 Jolene Draper went all out for her version of Janis Joplin.

 She dressed in her best tie dyed hippie dress and big glasses, and did her best to imitate Janis Joplin’s heartfelt whiskey soaked raspy voice. She was reaching for a few of the higher notes, but had the spirit through obscurities and better known songs like “Me And Bobby McGhee.”

 She had a solid band behind her including bassist Steve Martin, lead guitarist Braeden Rouse and keyboardist TJ Waltho and drummer Keenan Pezderic.

— by Richard Amery, L.A.Beat editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:56 )