Janis Martin, ‘The Blanco Sessions’
The most remarkable thing about “The Blanco Sessions” is the possibility that it might never have been released. It’s the final album by Janis Martin, a pioneering female rock ’n’ roll artist who first emerged in the 1950s. When Martin died in 2007, the album’s future was in limbo. Rosie Flores, who co-produced it, funded it with a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $16,000. It took until this year to find a home on Northampton’s Cow Island Music label.