I could write all day long about music. Now, did you know that Janis Joplin had some gospel roots? She and her family attended the Church of Christ. We’re lucky she didn’t cave to the miserable bullying that it seems she endured, although her tragic death at the age of 27 due to a drug overdose always has made me wonder what made her do drugs to begin with. So sad.
Check this video out, and tell me if you don’t hear the gospel influence! She was amazing. Even though she was primarily noted for her psychedelic rock and blues/soul type of music, she could belt out just about anything. This is entitled Gospel of Joy – Summertime.