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LOVE, JANIS Band Broadcasts on KUT During Monterey Pop Festival Anniversary

June 17th, 2009 No comments
Radio host John Aielli invited LOVE, JANIS into KUT studios

KUT radio host John Aielli

On June 16 to June 18, 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival hosted the first major public appearance of Janis Joplin. Held in Monterey, CA, hundreds of thousands of people attended the festival to kick-start the loric “Summer of Love.” Janis Joplin shared the stage with Otis Redding, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and others to launch a counter-culture movement unlike any other seen in America.

In the spirit of that epic 3-day rock concert (and to kick-start ZACH’s Summer of Love), the LOVE, JANIS band stopped by KUT 90.5 studios here in Austin during the 22nd anniversary of the festival to spread the love of Janis Joplin’s music with Eklektikos host John Aielli.

The LOVE, JANIS band sets up before the broadcast

The LOVE, JANIS band sets up before the broadcast

Ready in the booth?

Ready in the booth?

It's not often that a bass player is the band leader, but here's Lannie Hilbolt doing both

It's not often that a bass player is the band leader, but Lannie Hilbolt (left) is doing both

Arnie Yanez plays drums

Arnie Yanez plays drums

Guitarist Bob Overton plays guitar "better than they did in the 60s" according to John Aielli

Guitarist Bob Overton plays guitar "better than they did in the 60s" according to John Aielli

Watch out: Jamie Hilbolt plays keyboards, and his organ playing gives The Doors a run for their money

Watch out: Jamie Hilbolt plays keyboards, and his organ playing gives The Doors a run for their money

Dave Lee (left) plays trumpet with fellow brass players Matt Kennon (middle, on saxophone) and baritone saxiphonist Cynthia Mixon.

Dave Lee (left) plays trumpet with fellow brass players Matt Kennon (middle, on saxophone) and baritone saxophonist Cynthia Mixon.

Janis Actress Sydney Andrews read a letter from the play

Janis Actress Sydney Andrews read a letter from the play

The always sharply dressed Dave Steakley called off tracks as the band played for nearly 2 hours in the studio

The always sharply dressed Dave Steakley called off tracks as the band played for nearly two hours in the studio

John Aielli has to have one of the best jobs in Austin. He's a consummate pro at it, too ...

John Aielli has to have one of the best jobs in Austin. He's a consummate pro at it, too ...

Excerpts from the broadcast will be played all month on KUT 90.5, and the station is releasing a podcast this week of the performance. Check back with ZACH’s blog for updates and links to the radio show, and remember to stop by ZACH Theatre to see it all live!

Monterey Pop Festival anniversary performances are being held tonight (6/17/09) and tomorrow (6/18/09), and tickets for tonight’s performance are only $20. Call (512) 476-0541, x1 to reserve your seats or purchase tickets online.