Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between "from-the-heart" London soul singer Gina Foster and former longtime Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson, enlisting some of UK's very finest players with a shared love for an artist they consider not just the greatest singer/songwriter but also one of the top guitar innovators of the last half century.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, A Case of You, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting and gift of performance Joni revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond …

Drawing on their own emotional response to these songs Joni’s Soul have looked beyond merely the faithful reproduction of the Joni Mitchell songbook to shine a light on the most soulful aspects of her words and music.

Gina Foster - vocals, Ronnie Johnson and Patrick Johnson (guitars), Ross Stanley (keyboards), Steve Pearce (bass), Richard Bailey (drums). More information here.

Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin celebrate the music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell this coming Saturday night June 18th at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. The concert marks the duo's third appearance at the Barns of Rose Hill and their first show since the start of the pandemic.

Joan & Joni is a tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell performed by singer/songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. In a musical journey from the 60s to today, Allison and Kipyn demonstrate the effect Joan and Joni have had on their own musical development as modern musicians. Kipyn Martin is an award-winning Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Allison Shapira is a recovering opera singer who recently found her authentic voice as a folksinger and songwriter. In March 2016, Allison and Kipyn were each nominated by the Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMMIES) for best contemporary folk vocalist and Kipyn was nominated for songwriter of the year. More information here.

In Every Shiny Thing, Andrea Bunch leads a creative reimagining of Mitchell's groundbreaking music. Andrea marries Mitchell's groundbreaking guitar and piano styles to inspired vocal harmony arrangements with singers Emily Thompson and Ashley Kushner. Bassist Greg Nergaard (Ronnie Malley, The Right Now), and drummer Janet Cramer (Sandra Antongiorgi) join virtuoso guitarist Randy Morris, and horn veterans Jack Cassidy (U of Illinois), John Bowes (Tributosaurus), and Jim Barbick to create a stunning tribute to Mitchell's beloved tunes. More information here.

Renée Fleming, Lalah Hathaway, Aoife O’Donovan, and Moses Sumney gather for a heartfelt tribute to folk music legend Joni Mitchell. This special evening will be led by Vince Mendoza—who won Grammys for his arrangement of “Both Sides Now,” from Mitchell’s album of the same name, and “Woodstock” from Travelogue. More information here.

Court and Spark – The Joni Mitchell Songbook, brings together five of the North West’s most experienced musicians to celebrate the kaleidoscopic musical world of Joni Mitchell. The band is led by the many voices of Jade Thunder– equally at home in the simple folk music melodies of the late sixties and the cool jazz sounds of Joni’s later albums. Toni Hughes is on keyboards, with Martin Byrne on bass and David Crilly on guitars. Daz Jones drives the band on drums and percussion.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo. More information here.

Big Yellow Taxi is a New England based band, created to explore the music of Joni Mitchell, from her earliest solo recordings to the multiple projects she recorded/performed with many of the world’s top musical artists.

The band features the soaring voice of Teresa Lorenço, along with a band composed of some of New England’s most sought after and talented musicians.

The mission of the band is to present a two set show that immerses the audience in an intimate and emotional journey through many of Joni’s best and most powerful songs: a performance that means to go beyond mere imitation, to explore a musical intensity that will leave audiences entertained, moved and elated, much the same way these beautiful songs have had a joyous and profound impact on our lives.

Joanie Schwartz has been performing in clubs and cafes all over New England for the past 50 years. She plays a variety of styles of music from blues to bluegrass and jazz to contemporary folk. Joanie is best known for her original songs and her guitar work. More information here.

Those of you with longer memories (that pesky pandemic!) will fondly remember singer and songwriter Joanna Eden and composer and pianist Chris Ignham's last visit to BCAF a few years back, with their wonderful tribute to Embraceable Ella Fitzgerald. And even further back, their evocative Jazz at the Movies. Truly, high-class acts.

So, we are beyond delighted to welcome them back, to present a breathtaking show in celebration of Joanna's hero, Joni Mitchell.

With a world-class band featuring pianist/guitarist Chris Ingham and Andres Lafone on bass/guitar, Joanna lovingly recreates Joni's masterpieces; taking the audience on a journey through the myriad of ideas, textures, themes, voices and emotions of Mitchell's canon... and tracing Joni's influences in some of her own songs. Expect to catch glimpses of a singer and her band in ecstasy! More information here.

The Venue is pleased to present it's monthly Album Cover TRIBUTE series. This month we're featuring two albums, Blue and Mingus from JONI MITCHELL. Join us Sunday, May 8 at 7pm. Doors open 6pm.

Advance Admission - Premium Seating - $20
Advance General Admission - $15
+ $5 at the Door
Current COVID-19 policy: MASKS RECOMMENDED, BUT OPTIONAL.

On May 8th Album Covers will host a special evening honoring the genius of Joni Mitchell. Blue and Mingus will be played in their entirety with an incredible ensemble of musicians. “We’ve really got some special people coming in for these shows", says Scott Tipping, Music Curator for the Venue. "Mary Lou O’Brien will be singing and playing piano on Blue. Typhanie Monique will be singing Mingus. These are two of my favorite musicians and two of my favorite people. It’s an honor to have such a show come together,” says Tipping.

The evening will showcase the diverse styles that Joni crafted throughout the years. From the stripped down folk stylings of Blue to the jazz of Mingus, there will be a lot of great music for everyone in attendance. More information here.

Court and Spark – The Joni Mitchell Songbook, brings together five of the North West’s most experienced musicians to celebrate the kaleidoscopic musical world of Joni Mitchell. The band is led by the many voices of Jade Thunder– equally at home in the simple folk music melodies of the late sixties and the cool jazz sounds of Joni’s later albums. Toni Hughes is on keyboards, with Martin Byrne on bass and David Crilly on guitars. Daz Jones drives the band on drums and percussion.

The Court and Spark show will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo. More information here.

Laura continues with these series of concerts in the city of Buenos Aires, during which she explores the music of Canadian artist Joni Mitchell. The repertory varies from show to show, but always includes those songs that can’t be left out.

Laura Ros, a prestigious and awarded songwriter, singer and guitarist from Argentina, found in Joni the inspiration to embark herself in a world of catchy and yet immensely complex melodies, creative rebellion, and wild and seemingly chaotic guitar tunings, so that she can recreate and achieve that sound that only Joni could. More information here.