Thursday, July 24, 2014
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Mary Bridget Davies
Song:Piece Of My Heart
Album:A Night With Janis Joplin: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Mary Bridget Davies is mainly known for channeling Janis Joplin. She was nominated for a Tony award for her performance in the Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin. She has also recorded her own music. She was born Aug. 30, 1978 in Cleveland. She was involved in theater and music in high school and while attending Bowling Green University. She was singing in local clubs. In 2001, she saw a performance of the off Broadway musical Love, Janis. When she got home, she sent the producers her picture. The musical director of Love, Janis was Big Brother and the Holding Company guitarist Sam Andrew. He told her the band was coming to Cleveland and she should be there. Mary performed with them. Then when Andrew was casting the road company of Love, Janis in 2005, he hired Mary to play Janis. She has also toured with Big Brother and the Holding Company. And she has also recorded two CDs with her own band. The jukebox musical A Night With Janis Joplin was heading for Broadway in 2012. While still previewing on the road, original star Cat Stephani left the show while they were in Cleveland. Mary was immediately hired to replace her and remained with the show through its Broadway run from Sept. 2013 to Feb. 2014. She was nominated for a Tony. Mary is currently touring with her own band. She will try to transcend the Janis Joplin comparisons. But it's hard when someone is closely identified with a role. Here's Mary Bridget Davies performing Piece Of My Heart, Cry Baby and Me and Bobby McGee from the musical A Night With Janis Joplin. This video is not on Youtube.