There are really only a handful of singer-songwriters in the history music that made a long term impact on pop culture. Some of them being Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor.

Of course, another name that has to make the list is the one and only – Janis Joplin. Janis was one of the most influential songwriters of all time and one of the best live performers. I didn’t really appreciate her music until recently, but now looking back at her catalogue of music, I have a new found respect for it.

For obvious reasons you won’t be able to see Ms. Joplin perform those songs live anymore. You can, however, see “An Evening With Janis" - a tribute to Janis Joplin - live at Pioneer Place right here in St. Cloud on March 21st at 7:30 pm, which is the second of back to back shows, the first of which takes place the evening before. Tickets are available online now for $28. They’re one of the best Janis Joplin tribute groups out there. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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