Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt are two of the greats, and songbird Marisa Quigley has drawn comparisons to both of them. She grew up in the Northern Territory, earning a reputation as the “singing barmaid” before moving to Victoria. Here she met guitar maker Jim Dyson, with whom she formed Chubby Rae and the Elevators. If you’re in the Ballarat area and fancy seeing your mug in the liner notes of an album, you are going to want to get yourself to Babushka Bar on May 31. Along with her band Her Sunday Best, Maria will be recording a live album. Great tunes plus being a part of the recording process equals a pretty good night out. Note that Marisa also has a solo date with Pistol Pete’s, Geelong on May 28.