There are bands everywhere paying tribute to artists and bands; but Las Vegas performer Carol-Lyn has created a different kind of tribute show – not one to an artist, but one for an era – the age of Rock and Roll and the female pioneers who helped along the way.
In a two night event, Carol-Lyn brought her Herstory of Rock show to the Bear’s Den Showroom at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino on August 3 and 4.
Armed with a full band of two guitars, a bass, keyboards, and drums; along with two dancers, Carol-Lyn performed music from Janis Joplin, Cher, Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane, Tina Turner, Kiki Dee, Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty, Janet Jackson, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, Pat Benatar, Lita Ford, Gwen Stefani Linda Rondstadt, Debbie Harry and Blondie, Patti Smith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Heart.
While Carol-Lyn made a costume change with each artist, she did not try to become a multi personality impersonator; but instead paid tribute to the music itself and its place in the history of rock through the eyes of the female rockers.
With videos and slides for each artist, Carol-Lyn performed “Move Over”, “Piece of M Heart”, “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves”, “White Rabbit”, “Proud Mary”, “I’ve Got the Music in Me”, “Stop Dragging My Heart Around”, “Black Cat”, “Middle of the Road”, “Heartbreaker”, “Kiss Me Dearly”, “Just a Girl”, “When Will I Be Loved”, “One Way or Another”, “Because the Night”, “Cherry Bomb”, “Alone”, and “Barracuda”.
Carol-Lyn even included a little trivia and pop quizzes into her show.
While Carol-Lyn’s loves to perform the music of rockers like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC; she hand picked the songs that went into this special rock show for a fun filled evening of rollicking through the Herstory of Rock and a few of the women who grace the walls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.