Audiences of all ages jump to their feet and scream in sheer delight when they hear the sounds of “Cry baaaaby” and for the next 90 minutes people are convinced that Janis Joplin is alive! Krista Blondin not only sings, looks and moves like Janis, she takes on her whole persona, even when she speaks. You could hear a pin drop by the way Krista captivates her audience between songs, sharing life stories and inspirational messages as though she were Janis in concert.
Krista puts so much of her heart and soul into this performance that it isn’t uncommon to see people in the crowd moved to tears. Within months of launching the show at the 2003 Port Credit Southside Shuffle, Krista was billed as a headliner for The Canadian National Exhibition’s Midway Stage and Niagara Falls Blues in The Park Concert Series.
When hired with her band titled “Piece Of My Heart”, the instrumentation consists of a seven piece band with a three piece horn section. Scaled down instrumentation can be provided for smaller budgets, however the full sound with horns really makes the show sound like the real thing! Krista’s backing musicians are all top notch seasoned players, some of which are recognized for working with BJ Thomas, Downchild Blues Band, Buddy Rich, Mirvish Productions and The Grand Ole’ Opry. The band is dressed accordingly for the show in 1960’s hippie wear for the full flashback experience!