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buzz: "Love, Janis" 2008 Tour

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Katrina completed a 4 city tour of Love, Janis from Feb 20th until March 9th, 2008. One-off shows may be done, so check back.

Sound Bites, Live Performances and Radio Appearances

Love, Janis Four City Tour Press

Reviews of Katrina Chester in the Houston run of Love, Janis:

Press for the Houston run of Love, Janis:

Reviews of Katrina Chester in "Love, Janis"

"Touring rock singer Katrina Chester throws every molecule of her slinky being into "Piece of My Heart." She doesn't even try to imiate Joplin (who could?), but instead evoke Janis while making each song her own...The slinky Chester is the rockingest actress I've seen play the "singing Janis" role in Randal Myler's musical tribute to Janis Joplin. And I've seen five."

-- Tony Brown, Theater Critic
Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Chester delicately floatslike a psychedelic water blossom, and her cultivated rasp wavers between late Billie Holiday and early Louis Armstrong...She brings an authenticity to Joplin's blend of rebellion and boozy self-expression..."

-- Keith A. Joseph
The Free Times (Cleveland)

"Katrina Chester, an extremely talented singer in her own right, takes the Joplin tribute over the top, complete with her raspy, cutting voice. Held over for an extended engagement (by popular demand) through mid February. Don't miss this one Cleveland - It'll rock you!"

-- T.L. Champion
Cool Cleveland

"Chester, a professional singer and songwriter, matches Joplin’s shrieks and throaty wails on “Piece of My Heart” and the third number, an outstanding “Down on Me.” She shows teeth on the ballad “Ball and Chain” and leads an audience sing-along on “Mercedes Benz.”"

-- Dana Norton
Leo Weekly

“Singer Katrina Chester is belting out “Piece Of My Heart” with the same aggression that marked Joplin’s legendary recording of the tune.”

-- Rick Mattingly

“Chester is a singer and an actress; she captures Joplin's no-holds-barred performing style, and her re-creation of the shrieking, unrestrained singing is powerful.”

-- Rick Pender
Cincinnati City Beat

"Chester is an incredible vocalist who sounds so much like the real deal, it's uncanny. She originated the role in the show's off-Broadway production, and her perfectly controlled rock scream does Joplin justice."

-- Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal

See the full reviews on the BUZZ page.

"Katrina Chester, channels Janis in a way that captures the essence of Janis and her music and completely transcends the nostalgia."

-- Clifton Lemon, SFStation.

Read Clifton Lemon's full review.

In 2005 and early 2006, Katrina Chester reprised her off-Broadway lead role as Janis Joplin in the National Tour of the smash hit "Love, Janis." Tour stops included Cleveland, OH, Cincinnatic, OH and Louisville, KY. For press, click here.

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