Hey Fantastic Folks-
I'm veering from posting stories about Merle tonight to post something else that is deserving of the spotlight.
If you had asked me two months ago who Janis Martin was, I would not have been able to tell you. By chance I clicked on a friend's facebook status and quickly learned what I had missed out on. As it so happens, I'd have to say that she is a local legend.
Then tonight Janis' granddaughter shared a video about a kickstarter project headed up by Rosie Flores. The project is to manufacture the last recordings of Janis' career which were made right before her passing in 2007.
After listening to some of her music and watching the videos I have come to the conclusion that they simply don't make them like Janis anymore. A talent of her caliber deserves to be remembered, shared, and above all- treasured.
While I know money is tight for a lot of us, it would be awesome if we could all pitch in a few dollars or spread the word. If you're interested in donating, or just learning more about Janis, check out the kickstarter page for more info.
Thanks in advance!