Deep Dive Texas: Janis Joplin
September 25, 2019 9:00AM EDT
I exist because of Janis Joplin. My parents’ first date was to see the Staples Family Singers with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Fillmore East in New York. I grew up with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Kozmic Blues Band, and Janis Joplin albums on repeat. Sadly and infamously, addiction took the Texan’s life.