One thing we've learned this past year is that a lot of you are new to CST, and aren't aware that we ran a successful concert series from 2000 - 2007, or that we've recently started One Night Jam back up.
Well, now is the time to change all that.
On Friday, September 21st Chicago native Cathy Richardson returns to our stage for an evening of some of the most powerful, clever songwriting you've ever heard.
Oh, and did we mention that she's also the lead singer of the iconic rock band The Jefferson Starship? Or that she portrayed Janis Joplin to critical acclaim in the Off-Broadway hit "Love, Janis" in Chicago, New York, Arizona and San Francisco? Or that her amazing performance earned her a spot on tour with Joplin's former band, Big Brother And The Holding Company?
Oops. Looks like we just did.
Critics have claimed that Cathy has the most powerful female voice in rock today. We won't argue with them.
Discovered by rock legend Jim Peterik, who produced Cathy's first two albums and also has co-written a number of her songs, Richardson has built a rabid following through years of playing the Chicago music scene and relentlessly touring the country. And now, as a member of Jefferson Starship (filling the role the iconic Grace Slick vacated when she retired), Cathy has toured the world. In fact, she just returned from Rome yesterday!
Cathy's won a Grammy for her solo work. Her songs are powerful, emotional, quirky, fun.... and that's just on one album. She relates to her audience like very few performers do.
Get your tickets now and plan to join us this coming Friday evening. You'll hear Richardson's orignals, plus Jefferson Starship classics such as "White Rabbit," "Somebody To Love," or "Miracles" and, if you ask nicely, I'm sure she'll throw down a Joplin tune or two.
We think you'll be pleasantly surprised, nay, excited by the upcoming artists we've been talking to for One Night Jam, including two more Grammy winners.
Come and find out what makes Valparaiso's second-oldest acoustic concert series (Front Porch Music holds the title) special. Whether it's the sets that the artists play on, the comfortable seats, audiences that pay attention to the music and respect the artist, or the overall energy of the room, a One Night Jam event is something you just can't find everywhere.
Details and ticket info can be found HERE:
-- Paul Braun, Production Manager
One Night Jam Concert Series