- $12 Advanced Ticket, $15 General Admission Ticket
Songbirds South Stage
Jess Goggans Band presents a tribute to Janis Joplin with Stephen Busie Band
Think Susan Tedeschi meets a mature Janis Joplin. Jess Goggans is new to WOSRadio and we’re so glad we discovered her music. Her powerhouse vocals are gritty and emotionally-charged (and I hear she’s an artist in the kitchen as well) and her band plays a mean blues groove. – WOSR, Women of Substance RadioHer breathy, sultry voice lures you in…then without warning flies to a crescendo with range reminiscent of young Aretha Franklin demanding some respect. – Marc Michael, The PulseIn recent years, Jess has stepped solidly into the limelight with her own band playing shows. – Steven Stiefel, Creative SolutionsHomegrown and raised in the Northeast corner of Alabama, singer/songwriter Jess Goggans puts her entire soul into her music and every ounce of her heart into every single performance. Recognized for her sultry southern grit, soulful melodies and high-energy stage presence, it is said that you can literally feel her voice moving through you. Jess’ music defies genre; it’s been referred to as “get down music,” with influences of funk, rock and blues. She is accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the Southeast.Music has been in the Goggans family for generations; Jess’ father, who plays keys on her debut record Reality (released in 2014), made his mark in the 70s touring with Sam and Dave. Jess herself has been owning the stage since the early age of five.