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Janis Joplin tribute


scottyzeppelin

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Howdy! Some of the ancient ones on this forum know me, but for those of you that have only been around for 7 years or less I'm a newbie. I was

a member of what is know as "the old board" and was one of the first few on this one, but dropped out after a year or so... life happened! LOL!!

I have been a guitarist and studied the playing of Jimmy Page for longer than some of you have been alive and still enjoy playing all of the great music of Led Zeppelin. At one point in my life I thought I would turn my music career and love of Zeppelin's music into one neat package by joining a LZ tribute act. I had all the guitars, the gear and was proficient at performing Jimmy Page's parts. In 2004 something happened to change all that.....

While at a "Achilles Last Stand" forum generated "ZepStock", I was introduced to LedZepagain. They were hired to play for us in San Diego near Mission Beach and played a blistering four hour set and I knew at that moment that it was never to be for me. A year later they met Jimmy Page at The House Of Blues in L.A. and he confirmed my thoughts! I have kept in touch with these guys over the years and they are still the best... but that's where Janis comes in...

In these past few years I concentrated on original rock projects with some marginal success, but this year had a surgery that went bad. It has incapacitated me for 7 months and kept me here at home in Seattle. I heard that an acquaintance, the female frontperson of a popular Tacoma outfit had started a Janis Joplin tribute act and my immediate thoughts were, "Hey, I'd fit right in"! I never pursued it further, but last Summer went to a friend's BBQ party and their manager was there and apparently figured out that I was in less than three bands momentarily. He contacted me and set up an audition the following week and it took them 15 minutes to decide to hire me.

The debut show is in Tacoma, WA at Jazzbones on December 5th. You can find ticket info on Jazzbones' FB page or at our website:

http://www.janislives.com

Thanks for reading and I hope you check us out! We will be playing clubs and casinos in the West Coast the first half of 2015.

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