7th Annual Happy Birthday Janis: A Tribute to the Life & Music of Janis Joplin feat. Jill MIkelson, Debra G, Jacy Pelstring and More  ROOT CITY kicks off the night

Happy Birthday Janis! - A Tribute to Janis Joplin

The life and music of rock’n roll icon Janis Joplin will explode on stage at The Cabooze on Saturday, January 19th at the 6th annual Happy Birthday Janis! Guests will see a plethora of talented local musicians from over 10 different bands come together to pay tribute to the music legend. The show stars vocalist Jill Mikelson, who played Janis Joplin in the Ordway Center’s performance of LOVE, JANIS, and features vocalists Debra G and Katy Hays. Supporting band features members of God Johnson, Absolute Gruv, Fancy Bastard, SOAP, and Basement Sun. Classics like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “Mercedes Benz” come to life once again as they remind us how Janis changed the music scene forever. Special opening set by i like you.

Singers:
Jill Mikelson
Debra G
Jesse Langseth
more artists TBD...

Band:
Erich Krapf (SOAP)
Sam Hankey (Absolute Gruv)
Brad Solheim (Fancy Bastard/SOAP)
John Henderson (Fancy Bastard)
Neil Johnson (Fancy Bastard)
more artists TBD...

Root City is Alex Rossi (guitar/vocals), Cornell Blanchard (keys/vocals), Patrick Nelson (bass/vocals) and Jay Corkran (drums). With Alex Rossi’s most recent 2012 release ‘The Root City EP’, the band contributed it’s signature blend of Blues, Soul, Rock and Funk.

Formed by Alex in 1998, they have continued to evolve in sound and style. Originally a blues trio, Root City has developed into a multi-genre group incorporating a full horn section and the vocal skills of the Minneapolis beatboxer ‘Heatbox’.

The band has been a mainstay of the Minneapolis music scene for a decade, holding down its legendary Wednesday night house gig at Gluek’s, and sharing bills with the likes of Chicago, Jonny Lang, Eric Hutchinson, the Steve Miller Band, Jimmie Vaughan, Blues Traveler, Morris Day & The Time, The Funk Brothers, Susan Tedeschi, Los Lonely Boys, and many others.

In 2013 Alex Rossi’s songwriting was recognized when he was selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
Currently, the band is back in the studio working on their fifth album, which is scheduled for release in late 2013.

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7th Annual Happy Birthday Janis: A Tribute to the Life & Music of Janis Joplin feat. Jill MIkelson, Debra G, Jacy Pelstring and More ROOT CITY kicks off the night with Root City

Saturday, January 18 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Cabooze

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