Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert
Tribute to Joni Mitchell, featuring Graham Wardrop, Sophie Ricketts, Frankie Daly and Elizabeth Braggins.
Joni Mitchell is one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th century. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics to make her one of the most authentic artists of her time. She is widely hailed for her unique guitar style.
Joni Mitchell remains a role model to artists everywhere. Joni Mitchell’s BLUE album burst forth in 1971 and still remains one of the most celebrated records of all time.
For Sophie Ricketts, first introduced to the album as a teenager, it took on new significance as she left adolescence and entered her adulthood. Eventually becoming one of her most favourite albums, just as it first mapped out Joni’s elation and heartbreak during her formative years it also felt like a blueprint of navigating adult decisions and independence for Sophie.
In May this year Sophie debuted her solo cabaret show through Blackboard Theatre Collective, where she performed the entire album top to toe and delved in to what makes it so special. It is going to be remounted in October at Little Andromeda, and tonight’s performance will give you an opportunity to get a taste of what you’ll get if you come be a part of the BLUE Experience. Sophie will be accompanied for this concert by maestro of the keys Mary Ruston, a pairing of musical exuberance.
Graham Wardrop has been acclaimed as New Zealand’s finest finger-style guitarist. He is a musician of great versatility and his love of balance, harmony and precision culminates in his richness of sound and a unique style of performance.
Elizabeth Braggins is a familiar name on the Christchurch music scene. She has a unique style developed from many years of immersion in the music industry. Her highly original versions of well known songs are an eclectic mix of genres highlighting her classical, jazz, pop and rock backgrounds.
Frankie Daly’s already a veteran, of a hundred bands, a thousand shows. From Broadway, to her most recent stint with The Eastern, it’s all the long journey into music that keeps her alive and singing. From loneliest corner covers, to rowdiest bars, from the great listen-ins of her most recent story shows, to musical theatre, deep jazz, Frankie is all in, because it matters to her, because she cares, because it means something. Because it’s music and it has to.
Members $15, Non-Members $20 and Students with ID $5
Doors open 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7 pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.
DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your current membership card as this is required for new club licensing. Non-members sign in at bar.
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