Well, we head out tonight via Amtrak for New Orleans where we have several performances lined up over next weekend. Barnaby is joining us too which will be great. It's an all-Joni Mitchell weekend and we have our own featured concert at The Little Gem on and then we are part of a big fund raising concert featuring many acts at Howlin' Wolf Many of these folks have become extended family over the years since we began delving deep into Joni Mitchell's music. What a wonderfully communal thing music is!
Then, on at Dizzy's in San Diego we have our biggest show of the year, performing the entire Hejira album (1976) with an incredible line up of musicians and in celebration of Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday (which is actually on .) Months in preparation, this promises to be an unforgettable night of lush and poetic music.
In addition to Dave Blackburn and myself, we have Grammy winner Jamie Kime on lead guitar, our old buddy Kevin Hennessy on fretless bass (flying in specially for the gig from Columbia MO and shedding his very challenging Jaco Pastorius parts for you all), and Danny Campbell on drums and percussion.
Plus, just added are special guests Jeffrey Joe on harmonica, and our backup singers Lisa Hightower-Kibbe, Sheryl Goodman and Mo Mullins; These ladies have a harmony vocal trio that's just fantastic, called The Harmonettes.
Rehearsals are already sounding amazing and advance tickets are selling fast. Admission can be paid at the door but if we sell out ahead of time the seats paid in advance will get priority.
- 4275 Mission Bay Drive at Rosewood Street (the room is San Diego Jetski rentals by day in case you think you're in the wrong place!)
- San Diego CA
Admission is $20 at the door or in advance via PayPal (recommended): http://www.