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Regina Martin: A Tribute to Janis Joplin

Regina Martin: A Tribute to Janis Joplin

May 9, 2019

Thursday 5/9

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:45 pm

Birdland Theater

New York, NY

$20 - $30

Regina Martin: A Tribute to Janis Joplin
Described by Bassist Stanley Banks, “The closest you will ever get to the spirit of Janis”. Regina L. Martin is a powerful, Bluesy Soul Singer heavily inspired by Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, and Janis Joplin. She regularly performs as a welcome guest of Ritchie Cannata’s (Billy Joel Band) at The Bitter End.

Born in San Jose, California, Regina L. Martin has been performing since the age of 3. Her father launched her onto his shoulders to duet with the toddler at his nightclub residency in 1990. Her mother, a singing drummer featured on Ted Mack, taught her basic harmony parts via “Oldies” on the radio. At 13, Regina gained the attention of country music legend, Brenda Lee who said, “Kid, you’re going places.”

Leaving home at 16, Regina didn't come back to singing until 2009. She formed 3 bands, composing, booking, performing and holding down several side jobs. She was featured by Steve Sage in festivals opening for performers like Jinx Jones, Chris Cain and the Tommy Castro Band.

“Regina has a presence on stage that stays with you. Her voice is always full of emotion and control. Regina knows how to command an audience. It's real. From the heart. There is no acting, or trying to be some one else”.
Triple Platinum Producer, Jim Sabella