Last year, this sold out show captivated audiences at Columbia Center for the Arts right from the first note. Bringing together some of Portland’s finest musicians, this is a true celebration to Joni Mitchell and her 70 glorious years (and counting!) on this planet making music that just gets better and better. Come back for round to with Woman of Heart and Mind April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.
Featuring folk-funk-blues diva Anne Weiss (Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco), rock-folk goddess Kris Deelane (Adam & Kris, The Decemberists (guest singer), The Sharp Little Things), soul-jazz chanteuse Bre Gregg (Midnight Honey, Bre Gregg Band) and folk-poet Paula Sinclair (Paul Sinclair Band, Discovering William Stafford). This year, they have added JP Garau who is one of the first call pianists for the Northwest’s best, including Patrick Lamb and Ellen Whyte.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors (62+) and are available at Columbia Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online at columbiaarts.org. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.
The show will include the complete 1971 album “Blue,” and other popular songs.
Women of Heart and Mind features two sets of Joni Mitchell’s finest creations. The first set is a mish mash of some of Joni’s most poignant tunes, including Help Me, Last Time I Saw Richard, Coyote, Free Man in Paris and Both Sides Now.
The second set features covers of every song from Mitchell's most popular album, "Blue" which was released in 1971. "Blue" was the artist's fourth album and it is iconic in the minds and hearts of her millions of fans. In true Joni Michtell style, the album is at once insightful, playful and, yes, blue.