THE EVOLUTION OF JONI MITCHELL
A concert performance by Lauren Fox
Featuring commentary by Joni’s Biographer David Yaffe
Lauren Fox created The Evolution of Joni Mitchell, after being inspired by David Yaffe’s passionate, brilliant biography, “Reckless Daughter.” In chronological order, Lauren and David take us on a captivating and enlightening journey through Joni Mitchell’s life and music!
From early folk to folk-rock, to jazz and pop music, Joni Mitchell continually evolved and pushed the envelope, defying critics and fans, who wanted her to stay the lithe and lovely, gentle folk faerie that they fell in love with in the 60’s. Joni is a true pioneer, blazing a trail for women in music for decades to come, by never compromising her artistry.
Joni biographer, David Yaffe, joins Lauren in telling the stories behind songs, stringing together the story of Joni’s life, through her music. Songs include: “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Chelsea Morning,” “Woodstock,” “The Circle Game,” “A Case Of You,” “Free Man in Paris,” “Hejira,” “Night Ride Home,” and “Turbulent Indigo.”
Lauren’s past three solo shows — Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen; Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers; and Groupies: The Muses Behind the Legends of Rock & Roll — have received critical acclaim from, among others, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, Subculture NYC, The Crazy Coqs (London), and has headlined at performing arts centers across the country.
Lauren is joined by musicians, Peter Calo (Carly Simon, Sophie B. Hawkins), on guitar, and Jeff Eyrich (Tim Buckley, Bette Midler) on bass.