Saturday, April 9, 2022
8:00pm (doors 7pm)
Tickets: $29 – $79
Two legendary bands – one stage! See The Yardbirds led by original member and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jim McCarty along with Janis Joplin’s original band Big Brother and The Holding Company featuring original members Dave Getz and Peter Albin.
“For Your Love”, “Train Kept-A-Rollin”, “Heart Full of Soul”, “Shapes of Things”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, and more.
The Yardbirds features a lineup of innovative and legendary musicians— notably, of course the Yardbirds’ leader/drummer/singer/co-founder Jim McCarty, guitarist Godfrey Townsend (John Entwistle, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Ann Wilson of Heart, Jack Bruce, Mark Farner, Christopher Cross, Flo and Eddie, and Dave Mason) bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates, Billy Idol, Derringer, Joan Jett), singer/harpist/percussionist Myke Scavone (Ram Jam, The Doughboys), lead singer/guitarist John Idan (who is on their 2003 CD “Birdland” album which features guest appearances from both Steve Vai and Slash).
Since the Yardbirds’ birth from 1963 to 1968, and then its 2003 reformation, the group has been known for its incredible guitarists. In addition to Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, plus rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja have contributed to the band’s history.
Jim McCarty continues to lead this innovative British rock band that provides the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzztone, feedback and distortion. The drummer/singer/songwriter is responsible for its haunting sound.
Goldmine Magazine stated, “the band’s hallmark of top-notch musicianship remains. There are no passengers in this band.”
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY
“Piece of My Heart”, “Ball and Chain”, “Summertime”, “Down on Me”, and more.
Big Brother & The Holding Company are considered, along with the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane the pioneers of the San Francisco Sound. They are also the band that launched the career of Janis Joplin. Their album Cheap Thrills has been voted by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest classic rock albums of all time and which, along with their hit version of “Piece of My Heart” is in the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress. Their energy, spirit and their story define a time when music was at the center of a cultural revolution, yet their music is still listened to and loved today. Original members Peter Albin, bass and Dave Getz, drums, one of the greatest rhythm sections in the history of Rock music, who have been playing together for 55 years continue to bring their original music – the music that they created with the great and legendary Janis Joplin – to audiences all over the world.
With the incredible voice and vocal mastery of Sophia Ramos up front they with perform the memorable Janis/Big Brother classics “Piece of My Heart”, “Summertime”, “Down On Me”, and Ball and Chain”. Joined by the superb two guitar team of Tom Finch and David Aguilar, Big Brother and The Holding Company will recreate the songs, the energy, the spirit, and the fun that are the essence of a band whose music is classic and timeless.