Big Borther and the Holding Company at De Bosuil Muziekcentrum
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Weert, The Netherlands 6002
Big Brother and the Holding Company is best known as the band that Janis Joplin had behind her as frontwoman. But this American rock band is much more than that. Experts call them pioneers of the psychedelic blues late 60s, a time when psychedelic bands like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane flourished.
Hence the name Big Brother & The Holding Company does not always directly ring a bell, but the classics "Down On Me" and "Piece Of My Heart" that they made along with Janis Joplin are still loved by millions. The legendary album "Cheap Thrills", full of distorted, warm guitars, was regarded by the famous music magazine Rolling Stone as one of the 500 best albums of all time. Powerful blues rock of the highest order!
The full line-up for this show is as follows:
Dave Getz: drums
Peter Albin: bass
Tommy Finch: guitar
Kate Russo: keyboards, violin, vocals
Eileen Humphreys: lead vocals