QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: The Songs of Judy Henske part of The Rock Tonic Series

QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: The Songs of Judy Henske part of The Rock Tonic Series

Part of the Rock Tonic Series:

Written and performed by MEREDITH DIMENNA under the musical direction of JASON BINNICK

Who connects Judy Garland to Frank Zappa?​
Who inspired Woody Allen to make Annie Hall hail from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin?​​​​​​
Who wrote songs about sex with Shel Silverstein?

The legendary Judy Henske is the best singer you’ve never heard of: from 1963 when she confounded audiences with her performance of “God Bless the Child” on the Judy Garland show, to 1966 when she riffed about whores on her Jack Nietzche-produced live album “The Death Defying Judy Henske”, even after her psychedelic folk classic “Farewell Aldebaran”, recorded for Frank Zappa’s label in 1969. Judy was too many things to too few people, to become the household name her considerable talents merited. A singer of unparalleled power and versatility, she was large in every sense. Standing nearly six feet with a voice like a midwestern mash up of Etta James and Ethel Merman, she predated deep-throated alto rock divas like Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Cher.

Vocalist MEREDITH DIMENNA, most recently heard on the breakout single “Legend in My Own Mind” from psychedelic soul band, THE STEPKIDS, presents an overview of Henske’s recorded material, featuring songs like “Danny Boy”, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”, “I Know You, Rider”, “Til the Real Thing Comes Along”, and “High Flyin’ Bird.”

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QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: The Songs of Judy Henske part of The Rock Tonic Series

Wednesday, July 3 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Cutting Room

Tickets Available at the Door