Big Brother and the Holding Company to Play Superstorm Sandy Benefits
Big Brother and the Holding Company will play a series of benefit shows for the victims of Superstorm Sandy later this spring. The seminal psychedelic rock band will swing through several areas directly affected by the storm, making stops at New York’s The Cutting Room (5/3), Amityville, NY’s The Highnote (5/31), Garwood, NJ’s Handijam Music and Arts Festival (6/1), Staten Island, NY’s The Dugout (6/2) and Staten Island, NY’s The Dugout.
The band’s current lineup features original members Sam Andrew (guitar), Peter Albin (bass) and Dave Getz (drums). For these very special East Coast dates, Sophia Ramos will sing Janis Joplin’s vocal parts. In addition, Sam Cutler, a former road manager for both the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, will join Big Brother and the Holding Company on tour. The reclusive Cutler “will make these very rare appearances to tell road stories of his days with two of rock’s greatest live touring bands.” He will also host meet and greets and book signings at each date on the run.
Here’s a look at Big Brothers’ benefit dates
May 30 New York, NY—The Cutting Room (with Grant’s Tomb_
May 31 Amityville, NY—The Highnote, (with The Electrix and Glowing Skull Ring featuring Joe Gallant of Illuminati)
June 1 Garwood, NJ—Handijam Music and Arts Festival
June 2 Staten Island, NY—The Dugout (with with Michael Packer, Michael Hill, Jimi Mack, The Cowboys, Marc and the Gnats)