Pearl & the Charlotte Holding Company

with Kate Tobey and J Timber in The Crown!

In celebration of what would be Janis Joplin’s 77th birthday, the Charlotte-based band, Pearl & the Charlotte Holding Company, will pay tribute to the Queen of Rock n Roll by performing songs from Joplin’s short but immensely influential career.

Travis Laughlin has been performing as Pearl for over two decades. Pearl (Laughlin’s stage name for this band) is itself a tribute to Janis Joplin as it was Joplin’s nickname and the name of her final studio album released after her death at the age of 27.  Laughlin is known most recently as the Interim Executive Director at Elsewhere and in Charlotte for his work with The Perch sketch comedy troupe, as a member of the art/rock band the BBQ Grillz, and as the original bassist for Snagglepuss, but Pearl stands out as perhaps his most memorable artistic endeavor and the one closest to his heart. Pearl has performed in Charlotte, New York City (Joe’s Pub, The Limelight, The Fez), and across the country (Wayne Newton Theater in Las Vegas, the Miss Fire Island Pageant) and with each performance Travis brings to life the energy, power, and emotion of Janis Joplin. Pearl’s band, The Charlotte Holding Company, takes its name inspiration from Big Brother and the Holding Company, the band Joplin joined when she moved to San Francisco in June of 1966. The band consists of Brent Dunn (Alternative Champs) on bass, Darrin Gray (It’s Snakes, The Eyebrows, The Chalkies) on drums, and Jay Garrigan (The Eyebrows, Poprocket, Violet Strange, Laburnum) on lead guitar.

This performance coincides with a talk and presentation by Holly George-Warren at Scuppernong Books on January 18th where George-Warren will discuss her new biography about Janis Joplin titled Janis: Her Life and Music.

Tickets are $15.
A $1 Facility Fee will be added to the price of each ticket. NC sales tax is included in the ticket price.

Guests can opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 postage fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid this charge, call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 Monday through Friday from noon until 5PM, or visit the Carolina Theatre in person.