NOTE (8/25): This concert, which was originally scheduled for the Comma Courtyard, has been moved to the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom (449 W. King St., second floor) due to smoky conditions.
Me and Bobby McGee perform in the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Me and Bobby McGee is what June Joplin and Bob Reid called themselves when they started moonlighting from their duties as vocalist and keyboard player in the high-energy pop-rock-country band Moonlight Express. June is also owner of Comma Coffee and Bob is a successful author. As Me and Bobby, June and Bob kick back, slow down, and open the Great American Songbook to sublime standards such as “Come Rain or Come Shine” by Harold Arlen, “Our Love is Here to Stay” by George Gershwin, “Since I Fell For You” by Buddy Johnson, and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Cole Porter. June, who’s equally at home in a mink coat or blue jeans and high-heeled pumps, has the voice and the heart for the timeless classics, a smooth, smoky, passionate style that’s part diva, part rapture, part pure sizzle. Bob backs her up with tasteful, soulful accompaniments he’s honed over years of listening to and playing the great songs of our time. Together they strive to imbue their performances with the qualities of the songs they love – timelessness, elegance, class.