If you’ve ever heard Brittany Sparks sing, it would probably come as little surprise that many compare her distinctive voice to the legendary Janis Joplin. She’s a female powerhouse on vocals and her raw, edgy voice is the perfect compliment to the bluesy jams that Groova Scape brings to the stage. While the group performs a nice blend of covers and originals, the depth and range of Brittany’s voice is on full display during covers of Grace Potter’s “Nothing But Water,” which she begins a cappella.
After appearing last year as part of the FloydFest On the Rise series, Groova Scape is steadily booked in venues in and around Southwest Virginia. In addition to the live gigs, you can find Brittany’s vocals on a variety of studio recordings. She most recently provided backup vocals to Hoppie Vaughan for his newest album, “Living the Dream,” and has also been displaying those sassy vocals for local jam band “The Mad Iguanas.”
You can hear Brittany in action online on the Groova Scape ReverbNation page. Better yet, catch Groova Scape live this weekend at Billy’s Barn on Friday and 622 North in Blacksburg on Saturday. Later this summer, Brittany and company will be performing at the Blue Ridge Wine Festival at Dr Pepper Park and will be returning to the festival scene when they play Front Porch Fest.