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Sam Andrew

Posted on February 17, 2015 with 1 comment

We're sorry to hear that Sam Andrew has passed away. Sam was of course a founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Big Brother and The Holding Company and Kozmic Blues Band. He was Janis Joplin's best friend and collaborator. We had the privilege of working and playing with Sam in Seattle when Duffy starred in the play "Janis". Sam was a consultant on the production. I was in a very fun band with him during that period. It was called The Queens Of Denial. We did quite a few of Sam's songs. Duffy also played many gigs with Sam and Big Brother, including a tour of Japan.

We wish Sam all the best on this next phase of his journey.

Chris Carlson


February 20, 2015

I was so sorry to hear that! He was wonderful, he stood by his friends No matter what. So glad you got to spend time working & playing together.