Of all the leading lights of the West Coast singer-songwriter movement, Joni Mitchell remains its most influential figure, with a body of work running the gamut from folk to mainstream pop, right through to modern jazz and back again.
The Joni Mitchell Songbook brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to the artist’s back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no ordinary tribute act – it’s an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.
This comprehensive survey of Joni’s career includes landmarks such as Big Yellow Taxi (her most covered song), River and A Case of You (both from the breakthrough album Blue), the radio hits of Help Me and Free Man In Paris (from double-platinum Court and Spark) and the jazz-infused stylings of In France They Kiss On Main St (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) and Coyote (Hejira).
We’re only in October and BSN’s 2019 diary is already looking busy! We’re delighted to be visiting venues new to us such as Lichfield Guildhall, Bridgnorth’s Theatre on the Steps and Cardiff’s Acapela Studios. We’re also thrilled to be back at some of our favourite venues from 2018 – The Musician in Leicester, Alexander’s in Chester, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Leek’s Foxlowe Arts Centre and the fabulous Hive in Shrewsbury, where we debuted only a few weeks ago.