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Sunday, 23 September 2012

JEFFERSON STARSHIP: Cathy Richardson interview


cathy_richardson_with_jefferson_starshipI recently had a chance to speak with Grammy nominated singer Cathy Richardson. There are a lot of people who have done versions of Janis Joplin songs but few who can truly capture the essence of the wild woman of rock and roll. That is exactly what was required when Cathy Richardson was selected to portray Janis Joplin in the Off Broadway show Love, Janis.
During her time in the role she worked with Sam Andrew from Big Brother and the Holding Company who was the music director for the project. That role led to Cathy being asked to join Big Brother and tour with the band.
She was singing for Big Brother during the 40th Anniversary of The Summer of Love Tour when she was introduced to the members of headliners Jefferson Starship. It was on that tour that she was asked to take over as lead singer for Jefferson Starship.

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